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  • Blog Post: My granddad has cancer.

    I am new here, my name is Sam I am 26 and an art teacher and my dear granddad was diagnosed with cancer on tuesday. He has been unwell for quite some time, loss of appetite, a cough, loss of weight and generally not feeling as active as normal. He is 85 years young, my rock, my icon, my guide and...
  • Blog Post: And so the planning begins...

    Right, Last night in words: Terminal, finite time, two wills written, funeral arrangements, palliative care, hospice, welfare, adaptations, life line, Macmillan nurses, benefits, insurance, walking, Sainsbury's, coffee, KFC, Cider. Both Mum and Dad were incredibly grateful that I sat and...
  • Blog Post: Oh so THIS is what stress feels like........

    Welcome to Ms Paranoid, and Mr crochettie. We've been expecting you....Pull up a seat, Miss Teary is already here. Apparently.... this is the world of stress. Today we see the arrival of Paranoia and crochettie. Teary arrived this morning in the form of brushing my teeth, and then driving...
  • Blog Post: Hey up folks.... It appears normal service has resumed.

    Sleep, Sleep, merciful sleep, is keeping me company these nights it appears! Hurrah! *huggles sleep closer to her so it NEVER LEAVES again* You know I believe I may have turned a corner! I think the recent storm has passed leaving me feeling much more in control of my own emotions/brain/body/movements...
  • Blog Post: Where do we get them from....

    Right, time for THE update. Hospital report on Dad. Palliative Care has been set. They feel he will deteriorate within 6 weeks. We've been told there are a lot of tumours in the brain and that the change will be swift. SO IN LIGHT OF THAT, I thought I would share with you the Cat Lady story for...
  • Blog Post: Back from MIA

    HELLO ALL FROM SCOTLAND!!! Small update and a slight rant.... Well I haven't posted for a while. But it’s not because anything tragic has happened! So I will give you a quick update! I have relocated finally to the Borders in Scotland. It’s beautiful up here and I am ridiculously...
  • Blog Post: The slippery slope...

    Well. It’s started. The slope downwards. Dad is now in hospital after his legs gave out on Saturday. Swiftly followed by the rest of his body from the neck down. Mum couldn't wake him up on Saturday, and called me in a panic. So I suggested whacking him round the head with a pillow. (Can't...
  • Blog Post: Dis-belief

    When my dad came home and had to tell me he had lung cancer, I thought my whole world had come to a stand still. My best friend was sick... He was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, they couldnt operate, and they couldnt rid him off it.. But they offered chemotherapy to stop it from spreading...