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…

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…

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…

Living with Cancer

Calmly and compassionately, Brendan’s oncologist told us the cancer was back. Giving us time to digest the devastating news, we were not shocked when Dr Viv suggest limb removal as his last option. I felt like every ounce of blood drained from me through an invisible plug hole at that moment. I was terrified. I had…

Brendan Gets Commando Fit Pt2

The Story of Us: March 2016  is one year to the month from Brendan’s right leg – above knee amputation. In this footage he is enjoying his first full training session (outside his own backyard) with none other than Steve Willis, better known as The Commando from Australia’s The Biggest Loser. (Brendan is usually his…