Hi and Welcome....
The reason for my blog is that Colin had Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (secondary kidney cancer). In addition to this, his eldest brother David died in April 2008, 5 weeks after being diagnosed with Laryngeal Cancer and his elder sister Sue was diagnosed with Lobular Breast Cancer in March 2009. All that said, I am still smiling and trying to be up beat about everything because if I wasn’t I don’t think I would cope as well as I have so far. Sadly Colin passed away on 23rd Dec 2009.
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Sunday, 31 May 2009
I will be doing Race for Life in 2 weeks time, so I am hoping this weather is here to stay for a while. If anyone wants to sponsor me please feel free to go to my sponsorship page http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/colswife
While I'm on the subject of Race for Life, I had a surprise phone call the other day from Wyvern FM (our local radio station) asking if they could record an interview with me about why I am doing Race for Life following an email I sent them a few weeks ago. I'm a bit nervous about this because I've never been interviewed before but hopefully it will be OK :-)
Saturday, 16 May 2009
I'm off to Birmingham Symphony Hall on Monday night to see John Barrowman in concert ;-), which should be a good night!!!! oh and I've paid the balance of our holiday this year (I forgot last year).
Sunday, 10 May 2009
I have been relegated to sleeping in the basement again as he has come home with a cough like he did last time (good job we still have the spare bed).
Now its a 5 week wait until his CT scan to see if its all been worth it. Fingers etc crossed that it has worked, only if it has worked it means going through it all again in a couple of months, but it will be worth it in the long term.
Thanks to everyone for their support & e-messages.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
I don't think I'm going to get the bed to myself at all this week as Kieran couldn't get to sleep last night in his own bed and is asleep in my bed now. I think he is missing his Dad although he won't admit to it, but that's 8 year olds for you.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Colin had the 2nd dose at 1am and then had to wait until 6pm for the 3rd dose as his pulse was to high - he really should stop watching those nurses!!!
I didn't have any visitors last night as Kieran's pillow didn't attack him this time.
Rachel & Laura came round for tea tonight, which was really nice as adult conversation is needed occasionally (I was talking about Laura) when the only company you have in the evening is an 8 year old.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Its our 19th wedding anniversary today and the first time we haven't been together which feels very strange.
I had a small visitor call Kieran at 4am this morning because he was being attacked by his pillow in his dreams.
I was very good when I got home from work and mowed the lawn as Colin didn't do it at the weekend ;-) and it was getting very long.
Monday, 4 May 2009
They say the 2nd lot is worse than the first, here's hoping its not!!! fingers etc. crossed.
On the plus side I get to sleep in my own bed for the first time in over a week which will be strange.
I will try and update my blog each day with how Col is doing so watch this space.