Posts Tagged ‘future’

Last weekend was so hard and so sad I came to dread phoning Jem or Mum and Dad. I just didn’t want any more sad, horrid news. I know that it won’t always be good news, and that when someone very close to you has embarked on a slow journey to death, there will be awful, awful, sad, […]

Multiple mets


By that I mean “multiple metastasis”. That’s how Jem described what’s happening to him to a friend yesterday. And multiple mets are not a good thing. This week has had an intensity and a sadness that I have found very hard to deal with. Tears are frequent and Jem is obviously in more pain. Two […]



I think I’m doing OK. I am actually in a better head space than I was at the beginning of the year. I think I’m doing OK and I think a way of coping is definitely to spend time and rationalize it all and think it’s all going to be OK. Last week when I […]

I am normally quite interested in news. My ways of getting my news are however changing. I used to always listen to ABC and usually catch either ABC or SBS news most evenings (there was a stage when I didn’t watch a lot news when the children were little, I didn’t want them having to […]

Cloaked in


Another interesting day. Appointment with the neurologist. Jem came out saying that the neurologist said ‘one, maybe two years’. I had tears in my eyes as I gave him a big hug. He had a big smile on his face and he did say – not a guarantee Kate… It’s all of course completely dependent […]