My Ironman

19 years ago Bren crossed the finish line of the Australian Ironman race for the first time. It was held in beautiful Forster, on the Mid North Coast way back in the day. Finishing this race then and now, is a feat in itself – and as I write this, I imagine legends are still…

Update

We’ll take swimming in the ocean, long walks on the beach with the kids and dog, sleeping in a bed  and being able to sit in the car pain free, comfortably, so he can go places and do things again.

22 Day Push Up Challenge

Every now and then I’m quick enough to catch my husband doing his thing on video. Today it was day 1 of the 22 day push up challenge that he is participating in on facebook. Below you can read his fb comment on the reason why he is participating. Brendan Maloney:  “This challenge holds a deep…

Tumour Clinic: Update

 We had to fill in time yesterday before Bren’s clinic appointment. Tyz and I went down to the reflection room to meditate while the boys got comfy on one of the cream couches in the clinic waiting room. Bren called us back upstairs just as we made ourselves comfortable on the meditation cushions. They were…

We Think We Have Time

Then and Now The feature photo with this post is a collage of photos taken in the Easter School Holidays. It was March 2014. They are a profound set of images depicting our calm before the cancer storm. We looked to be and felt like your average family. We were relaxed, happy and at the…

Update -MRI Results

Dr Ortho rang last night; the results of Brendan’s MRI are inconclusive. We will head back to the city in 4 to 5 weeks to sit down with the entire team – again. The MRI results will be explained, and a conversation about the results and what treatment options are available will follow. Hopefully, 6…

Update – Two Years

Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. Two years ago, I would have struggled to pronounce this cancer. Now I can spell it and explain it – effortlessly. Cancer is my family’s Achilles heel. It created a vulnerable weakness that allowed heartache, disappointment, exhaustion, frustration, confusion, anger and pain to enter our sacred, happy and peaceful family space. Aggressive…

May Oncology Review

Bren’s day started at 7am with a PET scan. By 10:30am, we were sitting with his medical team for the review. Logistically it was no mean feat to get everyone together in one room. But these guys coordinate appointments like ours all day long. Imagine that.  There were four doctors, a registrar, two clinical nurse…

Handyman

You know rego is just around the corner when you see the husband sitting under the car instead of in it! Some jobs may take longer these days, and sometimes even longer to recover from – but that doesn’t stop a good handyman. Obviously from post picture – no seated job is too large or…

April Update

As the year hurtles along at a pretty fast pace. I cannot believe the school holidays are over. We have enjoyed a relaxed couple of weeks. Staying close to home – we spent time at the beach, had some fun at Inflatable World and hung around the house, taking things easy.  Managing Brendan’s cancer at…