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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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Thursday, 7 May 2009

Round 1 Part 2 - Day 3

Col had a good night last night. He had dose 4 at 5:45am and has just had dose 5 at 9.45pm "could have had it an hour and a half ago, but they were either too busy or forgot me" was the text I got. I said they must have been busy as they couldn't forget Col, that's an impossibility.
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.


  1. Sandy, I saw your post on my blog and wanted to stop by. You have your plate full. My condolences for the loss of your brother in law. Colin's sister has the same kind of BC I did - invasive lobular. Not fun but treatable. Thank the good Lord.

    My Mom has lung cancer which showed up in her liver, lungs, and nodes. She's a 6 years BC survivor. She's been treated with incredible success with two drugs called Sysplatin and Olympta. All nodes clear, all lesion gone on liver and lungs. I'm still in shock over it.

    I totally understand the need for humor - if I didn't find stuff to laugh over, I'd lose my mind. I never in all my days thought something like this could happen - 2 people in the same family so sick at the same time. I'm coming to understand it happens more often than anyone could imagine.

    My best to you and yours,

  2. I linked to your blog via Jill's and just wanted to say that I wish all of you the very best. It's hard road I know... Colin is being treated at a world famous hospital, so he is obviously being given the best care X

  3. Hi Sharon, Thanks for your comment it gives me comfort and hope. I'm in early days of my BC but when you think about what the future may hold I need to hear these wonderfull sucess stories. Best wishes Sue