20 July 2014… a road trip to recovery

The wait is finally over, after a very long few weeks it is now all go. Brendan’s treatment starts this Tuesday. Last Wednesday, not being able to wait any longer without knowing what was going on, I sent an email off to the  Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Team requesting a treatment plan, and that same day we…

11 July 2014…the waiting game

It’s almost a  month since Brendan’s initial consultation with his doctor, at the Sydney cancer clinic. His biopsy was three weeks ago and he received the results over a week ago  — confirming that he has a large sarcoma in his right femur and a smaller one in his left. We are hoping to know…

5 July 2014 ….biopsy results

The last thing you want your husband to do when getting his biopsy results from his doctor, is look at you and mouth the word fuck. We finally have the results and they are not what we were hoping for, but are what we expected after Dr P had talked to Bren after rounds.  It…

13 June 2014 … Consultation

It was  Friday the 13th of June 2014, when Brendan and I first found ourselves in Sydney, at the cancer hospital . I was glad It wasn’t a very hospital-y hospital. It made it easier to be there. We were both worried as we walked through the large sliding glass doors at the front of the…

14-15 May 2014 …Finding Cancer

May 14 2014 My Husband is living with Cancer! There  I’ve said it. I need to get my head around this awful sentence, because today we have found out that it is a strong possibility. Brendan has always been fit and healthy! He has never smoked, anything. Never done recreational drugs, has always eaten well and…

Symptom

It got me thinking about how our body speaks to us in a language that is not always easy to understand, and can go completely unheard.

14/03/17: immunotherapy update

ITT: 06-03-17 The sixth of March was a wet day in the city and marked a new chapter in Brendan and our family’s cancer story. We got to The Kinghorn Cancer Centre early on the morning of treatment, so walked up Victoria St a little way before it started, until we found a shoe box…

Bren’s Immunotherapy Trial: Update

Just a quick note to let everyone following Brendan’s progress know that he has been given the greenlight to start the immunotherapy trial. He will receive his first treatment on Tuesday. Thank you all for your kind words, well wishes, positive thoughts and prayers. We appreciate you all more than we could possibly say in…

Against the Odds

Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds  – Daily Prompt: Blur This photo was not taken this week at Brendans last review (for now) with his multidisciplinary team at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, it is one of hundreds I have taken since his diagnosis. It reminds me of how many times my husband Brendan has won…

Update: January 2017

Brendan’s ongoing Cancer treatment Update: January 2017 January was the perfect month for a staycation for the Maloney’s, we spent most days at the beach and I hope we have sent the kids back to school relaxed, happy and ready to go. Bren is still off his prosthetic due to some tenderness in his residual…