Category Archives: cancer

When Believing is Seeing

Today I awoke to read the news of the incredible discovery of a “Supervoid”, a gigantic hole in the universe and the largest structure ever identified by humans. At 1.8 billion light years across, astronomers are calling it “huge”. An … Continue reading

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Getting on with life but never forgetting….

As the remnants of the delicious meal are cleared away on my flight home from London to Melbourne, the soul-lifting tunes of Vance Joy filling my head, the massage chair gently pummelling my lumbar region, maybe it’s the Macedon Ranges … Continue reading

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The Invisible Scars

I caught my reflection in the bathroom mirror this morning and was taken a-back by how well the surgical scars are healing. My plastic surgeon was really quite masterful and it’s only now I’m starting to see this. The physical … Continue reading

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Having the time of my life

The second of January is always a day of reflection for me. It was on this day thirty-five years ago that I underwent an above-knee amputation for bone cancer; the day my life dramatically changed course. This was followed by … Continue reading

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Letting go of 2014

In stark contrast to how I felt on the last day of 2013, I have had a great struggle with letting go of 2014. Twelve months ago I thought that 2014 would be the year that I would bounce right … Continue reading

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Another day amongst the daffodils

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Chemo week and my fourth day of sitting on the verandah in the late winter sun watching the daffodils in full bloom.  I can also see them from lying in my bed…

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Wordless Wednesday: celebrating release of 500 cord blood units for transplant

http://tenplay.com.au/news/melbourne/2014/8/26/gift-of-life

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