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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Two more grandchildren

What a difference a day makes.

We are grandparents for the 8th and 9th time. Philippa’s family has doubled due to the untimely death of Mark’s solo-mother sister. She left two children, a boy aged 11 and a girl aged 3. Pip and Mark already have two boys, 13 and 10. They are having to suddenly double the size of their house to accommodate the extra children, arrange schooling and organise legal matters. Bronwen and I are helping them do some painting and other light jobs while we are with them for a week.

 
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Posted by on 8 April, 2010 in Medical

 

Enjoying Oz

Bronwen and I are enjoying a couple of weeks in Australia visiting family. We flew over last Saturday and are spending the first week with our daughter and her family in Winchelsea, Victoria. We then go to Canberra to spend a week with our son and his family before flying home in time for my next Oncologist appointment and chemotherapy session.

I was a bit nervous about how I would stand up to travel but ‘so far, so good’.

 
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Posted by on 8 April, 2010 in Medical

 

The new look

In the past few days I’ve started shedding hair like a cat so yesterday I decided to get a #1 haircut. Could have had a shave but I’m not sure if my hair is just going to get thinner or I will lose the lot. The new haircut is difficult to sleep on as it feels prickly and spikey but it should get better after a few days. The haggard look in the photo is because I took the photo a few hours after a 2.5 hour session of chemo. I like to think I’m normally more handsome than that!!

 
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Posted by on 1 April, 2010 in Medical, Personal

 

Relay for Life – Cancer Society

A couple of weeks ago Bronwen and I walked the Survivor’s Lap at the annual Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser. I was amazed to see the number of people who have had cancer at some stage or other. It was quite an emotional experience as we walked the lap and saw the number of people applauding the walkers. We were also walking close to the piper which added to the emotion of the event.

Our photo appeared in the local paper reporting on the event. Survivors wore red sashes and caregivers wore green sashes. Some wore both. In the photo we are on the right. Bronwen has a green cap and a green and white striped shirt. I am on her right with a blue cap and blue top.

 
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Posted by on 1 April, 2010 in Medical, Personal