The other week I sat down to watch The Bucket List, I didn’t really know much about it, except that it was a comedy and that Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson starred in it. In a nutshell, for anyone who hasn’t seen it, it’s about two terminally ill cancer patients and their quest to achieve … More Cancer and Cake
As those of you who frequent here occasionally will know I have been blogging about my dad’s journey with bile duct cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, for a while now. My last post focused on talking about cancer and it wasn’t a particularly considered post from my perspective, it was a bit of a brain dump. I’ve been … More Blogging cancer…to what end?
Those of you who have been hanging around here for a while will be familiar with my ramblings about my Dad and his experiences of Bile Duct Cancer, technically known as cholangiocarcinoma. The most recent update on it is here but I rarely seem to write a post without linking it to Dad and his … More Is the cancer back? Yes 😦
For anyone who has found watching England in the World Cup painful this week, take that sense of expectation, hope, belief, disbelief and the gamut of emotions you go through and multiply it by one hundred and you might start to understand how I felt on Thursday when I went with my parents to find out … More Still none the wiser
Two weeks ago I had one of those phonecalls that I dread receiving. A call to my mobile, in the middle of the day, from my mum – this leads me to jump to three immediate possible conclusions – Grandad is ill, Gran is ill, someone else is ill. Trust me this is a learned … More D-day today…is the cancer back?
Today I’ve been hearing about the power of stories and thinking about the validation of hearing your story told, or telling someone’s story, especially if it is likely to have a positive impact on someone’s life. So I’m going to quickly tell my story for this week and like all good stories there’s a twist … More This week – my story
Since I posted this morning about fathers day the post has been viewed 47 times….yet not a penny donated to the walk in memory of Dan; so from that regard not a great success. In other ways it’s led to some interesting conversations with people about their experiences of father’s day and to some extent, … More Father’s day – the alternative view
This morning I’ve woken up with a heavy heart and I just can’t shake it so I thought I’d try the blog therapy approach! It’s father’s day and to be blunt I am very grateful that my Dad is still alive. There have been many times over the past three years where I wouldn’t have … More Happy Fathers Day?
This is just a quick update. Today is a big day for two of the most important people in my life! My Dad is having his PET Scan, the results of which should tell us whether his cancer has returned, what stage it is at and allow his fantastic medical team to decide what their … More Smile, you’re on camera!
Thought I’d share some fortune cookie wisdom with you. Is worth remembering methinks. That and my fave Margaret Mead quote: Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Lecture over….carry on….nothing to see here 🙂