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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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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Our Year So Far....

All things considered it's not been too bad.
Kieran has coped very well although he's had his moments and does try to push his luck occasionally!

He wanted to keep some of his Dad's ashes in a jar, but I found a company that makes paperweights etc. containing ashes so he now has a paperweight and I have a ring http://www.ashesintoglass.co.uk/paperweights.php

I took Kieran to see Top Gear Live at the NEC for his Birthday, which he loved!!

We went on holiday to Cornwall in July and then in August we went to France with my 2 sister-in-laws and stayed with some friends over there.

A couple of friends were watching the Rugby yesterday and said as soon as they saw the red shirts they thought of Colin and remembered him singing the Welsh national anthem in Welsh as he always did!

This Christmas is going to be tough, but we will get through it with the help of family and friends.


  1. Sandy, you have been coping well and I know that Sue and all the others in your family will make sure you have a happy holiday with Kieran. It is amazing how strong we can be when faced with obstacles in our lives. I am glad I have you on Facebook as with your little updates you always keep me smiling.:)

  2. Thanks Jill
    I'm glad they make you smile
    Sandy x