Tag Archives: cancer

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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Fit your own mask first

It’s over. The Neylon family European vacation so many years in the planning, is now several thousand digital photographs and enough fantastic memories to last a lifetime. At least 3 years ago I dreamt a dream for July 2014 of … Continue reading

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Hang on, help is on its way!

Somewhere on the other side of the world a young boy is life-threateningly ill with leukaemia, a bone marrow transplant his only hope of cure. Somewhere on the other side of the world are anxious parents, excited, scared and hopeful; … Continue reading

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An expression of gratitude

“You don’t hate me, do you?” I was shocked by the question. “No way! You and the people here saved my life!” Did this gentle man really think that the children he’d operated on had gone through life hating him? … Continue reading

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Unfinished poetry

Thirty years ago today I wrote a poem. I don’t have a strong recollection of writing this poem, although I do remember clearly the day I wrote it. It was January 2nd, 1984 and I spent a wonderful day with … Continue reading

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