Wednesday 1 February 2012

I'll get by with a little help from my friends

I really feel so very lucky. Seriously, I do. I have so many wonderful people in my life to love and support me, I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to do this alone.

Clearly special thanks and love must go to Mr P. He’s been an absolute star; holding my hand on appointments, making me laugh and persistently giving me cuddles even when the emotional input of it all has got too much and I’ve completely withdrawn.  

Because, let’s be honest, I’m a stroppy cow at the best of times.  And being in close proximity to someone who’s just been diagnosed with cancer and spent a week being poked and prodded really can’t be that much fun.

But we do have AMAZING friends. (That one’s for you, Jacko!)  I’ve been truly overwhelmed and touched by the sheer volume of goodwill messages that we’ve received since I shared my news. Offers of cookies, cake, lunch, dinner - (all gratefully received, btw) – have come flooding my way, as well as lifts to appointments, opportunities to chat, and invitations to just go out and get completely ratted ... [You know me so well!]

So thank you, everyone.  I know this will be a tough old journey but it makes it so much easier to know that I won’t be making it on my own.


  1. I can only imagine how hard and how mych of a shock this has all been for you, but keep talking, or well blogging, I know the saying is that a problem shared is a problem halved, but not always. Try to keep smiling, even for the little thinglike the birds that sing first thing in the morning, or for the small of a fresh coffee, a hug from a loved one, even the smile from a stranger. It's always the small things that make a difference when it hits the fan. Chin up hun and listen to the birds

  2. Amazing!! Great idea to do a blog Kate... love Amy xxx