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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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Monday, 15 February 2010

First Holiday without Colin

It was very strange packing and going away on holiday without Colin.
It was so much easier just packing for 2 of us and on the journey there was no one else moaning about the other drivers.
Its only now that I'm starting to realise just how much I having been doing for Colin over the last few years as I am actually getting time to myself after doing all the jobs that need to be done each day.
Kieran and I had a lovely week in Taunton with Sue and Holly and went out for a few day trips. We went to Cheddar Gorge twice, Wells & Camelford and even got to wander round to shops in relative peace.

There are a group of us going to Edinburgh on 5th March for the weekend, so that should be fun!! All of a sudden I seem to have gained a social life which takes some adjusting too, but I'm getting there.


  1. Sandi...I hope you and Sue keep up with your blogs as I am always interested in what you two are to, lol.
    I would imagine it is hard getting back into the social life but you seem to be handling it well.

  2. Hi My name is Ann. I am 40 and my husband has secondary kidney cancer. We have 2 children 8 & 5. I read your blog it was lovely and the poems too. My husband is very low at the minute after having radio thearpy on his back 6 weeks ago he has never really picked up. I feel so guilty wishing it to end. But he has no life and so unhappy.