Dear 16yo me

Dear 16 year me, First of all, I want to tell you that it won’t always be this hard.  Life won’t always be this hard on you, and as unbelievable as it may seem right now, YOU won’t… Read More

A week of lasts

A week. Seven days. I woke up this morning and I knew something had shifted.  This time NEXT WEEK, I will be on the operating table.  The surgeon will have already looked at my liver and decided whether… Read More

How to Write an Essay

In accordance with some reading authorities there are four strategies established efficient. These procedures are phonics, glance and claim, the language experience tactic, and also the framework support technique. However, a more recent technique, syllabics, might be getting… Read More

Let me sing you the song of my people

I’m the member of so many different subgroups now, that they are almost too numerous to mention.  There is the wider group – people who have, or have had, cancer.  Then there are the bowel cancer people, with… Read More

How it feels to be me

My “all your money on red” surgery is in 11 days, and the countdown has started…the one where amid all the “normality” of school lunch shopping and figuring out the nuts and bolts of the netball season (registration,… Read More

What makes a mother

When you have stage 4 cancer, and young children, you spend quite a bit of time thinking about how you are going to prepare your children for the day they no longer have a mother.  Logically there are… Read More