This is the first year I’ve not faced this dilemma as my amazing Dad passed away last month (you can read his eulogy here if you’re interested) but I’ve noticed that a post I wrote a couple years ago What do you buy a dying man for his birthday? has had a lot of interest … More What to buy a dying man for Christmas?
I am completely and utterly certain that my Dad would not have lived as long as he has without the support of 44 amazing people. In the last six months Dad has had 4 emergency admissions to hospital, 1 admission to the hospice and several blood transfusions. Dad has been given 44 units of blood. … More 44 Thank Yous #100k100days
I’ve banged on about giving blood on here before, which is a little virtuous and deceitful given I’ve not done so in years! Not for the want of trying though, I’ve just not managed to get a session appointment that I could make but all changes this week, I’m donating on Thursday evening at the racecourse in … More Give blood – you don’t need it!
Ten days ago I wrote a blog post The beginning of the end? that reflected on my Dad’s journey/fight/life with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) over the past four years. Well ten days on and things seem to have progressed even further. In March alone Dad has had three blood transfusions, which equates to about 8 … More Don’t give up the ship, fight her till she sinks #cancer
Short blog from me after a conversation with my mum. On Tuesday this week my Dad had a blood transfusion. Dad has cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer, and despite being generally healthy he had started to get breathless, become very pale, and lost energy. At his most recent consultant’s appointment we found out that he … More It’s only when you need it that you realise what a gift it is #giveblood