You’ve just got to get on with it

Until you are faced with the unimaginable you can’t comprehend ever having to deal with it. You hear, watch and read about awful, heartbreaking things happening to other people, other families, other people’s children. Illness, accidents, loss. If you’re like me, your heart hurts just thinking about it. Although you don’t fully understand what they’re […]

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In Departments

We park in car park D. Usually we go in past department 1 Where people are treated during the day But if the weathers nice we’ll go up the road straight to department 42. Where each Tuesday starts. We wait near department 40 for bloods People wait near department 42 for transport home. It’s busy, […]

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The leg is home.

In the early days of Chris’ diagnosis I was very black and white. The leg had to go. It was easy for me to say, it wasn’t my leg, my life. But for me it was simple. If the leg as it was stayed, infested with a tumour taking over, damaging bones, nerves, muscles, trying […]

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I can’t be there

I wasn’t there when Chris was told by our GP he had a tumour. He went to the appointment by himself. If I’m honest I don’t think at that point either of us believed that it would ever be anything really serious. Really life changing. I was at work. He rang me. It was the […]

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I am Strong, but I am tired.

When they ask, I tell people I’m fine. I am. Fine. It’s not a choice. There is no option. I didn’t wake up one morning and make a conscious decision that this is how I would feel this year. It just is. I wondered for a long time whether I was in denial. About Chris’ […]

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