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Hello guys, it's been a while it's been a pretty brutal seven months trying to manage my grief but I've found that focusing all my energy into fundraising seems to be helping.

Today is Dad's birthday, would've been his 54th. I am going to spend time at the hospice that dad died at today. It's going to be hard but I think visiting the hospice brings me some peace. 

More importantly I'd like to update you all about my baby, when dad died he was a tiny lil thing, he's not a very chubby mischievous monkey.

St Luke's hospice has also posted a blog about my dad's story if anyone would like to read it, I thought I'd leave it here aswell as you guys were here for me for every step of the way in my dad's journey, I can never thankyou enough for that. 

 

www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk


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    Dani 

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  • More importantly I'd like to update you all about my baby the picture I posted here when dad died he was a tiny lil thing, he's not a very chubby mischievous monkey.

    Oh  

    It’s so lovely to hear from you and thank you for sharing your news. What a gorgeous chap he is. I’m so happy that your dad managed to meet him. You are often in my thoughts. You are a very brave young lady  

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

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  •    what a beautiful and moving piece your story is on the St Lukes blog, if anyone can read it and not have a tear in their eye they're made of stone!

    I wasn't around on here a huge amount during your painful journey...I'm glad that you found the community so helpful, and that you're now able to find some peace. Your dad sounds like an amazing man.

    I can relate a little bit as my dad was very ill (not cancer, a blood disorder called Churg Strauss syndrome) when my wife was pregnant with our son, and we really had no idea of how long he'd live...I was so desperate for them to meet, like you were...in the end we were lucky that dad lived until Josh was eight.

    I'm just a hop up the motorway from you, all my treatment was done in Exeter, though there was talk of me having an op at Derriford at one stage; it didn't happen in the end. I shall donate to your Midnight Walk fund, I might even pop down to cheer you on your wayBlush

    Very best wishes Mike xx

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  • What an inspiration - my heart goes out to you all xx

    Love and best wishes - Brian,

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  • St Luke's hospice has also posted a blog about my dad's story if anyone would like to read it,

    Jade, that is a beautiful blog. I urge everybody to read it. Tears in my heart!!!

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

    I wrote a blog about my cancer. just click on the link below 

    https://todaymycoffeetasteslikechristmasincostarica.com 

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  • Thankyou, but I couldn't have done it without the help I had here, all of you were with me all the way. I'm so thankful for you all, just like the hospice I found this place in a very dark and confusing time, you guys helped educate and lift me up. I was able to get through because of everyone here, thankyou all x

  • Thankyou I appreciate it, I'm just trying to do what dad wanted to do before his condition took away the possibility. He wanted to do fundraising so much and I've found it to be a big comfort since his death as it gives me something to focus on. The grief is immense but I am grateful for everything I got, my dad got to meet his first grandchild despite all odds and nothing can be more irreplaceable than that. 

  • Hi Acornette. 
    beautiful little boy and your dad lives in through him and through you. You went over and beyond for your dad you fought for him. I will read the blog soon am sure like Dani says it will bring a tear to my eyes as well 

    hugs 

    love Hazel xx

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  • Hi Acornette,

    Lovely to hear your update and see your little one growing up so fast.  St Luke's is a wonderful hospice.  I had the pleasure of doing some work with them a few years back.  Amazing staff and a lovely location.  I am sure your Dad was content in his last few days.

    Peter
    See my profile for more details of my convoluted journey