Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Thought of the day...

I just finished reading an article in a magazine about a young lady who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has not told anyone about it. Apparently there is a TV programme on at the moment called 'The Big C', in which the main character does exactly this. She is told she has a malignant melanoma and doesn't have long to live. When she hears this she decides to keep it to herself and go out and do everything she has wanted to do previously - travel, only eat desserts, build a swimming pool etc. I've not watched this TV programme but from hearing this, it doesn't really appeal to me. The lady who wrote the article has said she doesn't want to tell anyone about her illness as she doesn't want to upset anyone and she feels people will treat her differently. I cannot imagine how she is coping. I would not have been able to cope at all if it wasn't for my family and friends. She also said that she didn't want people to do everything for her and she hated asking for help - I'd like to think I was pretty independent before, but now have to rely on people to do everything for me. The bad thing is, I'm totally getting used to it.. I don't really have any huge point to make about this, but I just felt so sad for this lady. Obviously people deal with these things in different ways but I have found my support network to be invaluable. I guess it just made me think again at how lucky I am to be surrounded by such a great bunch. It's also been the first time I've wanted to write to someone in a magazine (I've written to magazines before, but not a specific person).

I have been very lazy today - I had intentended to make banana bread but this never happened.. Maybe tomorrow. On Friday we had Rosanna's birthday ceilidh which was great. It was great to see the family. However, it was very frustrating to be at a ceilidh and not be able to participate in the dances! I am walking a lot better now but my legs will still occasionally give way - dancing was a definite no no. We all got dressed up for the occasion, here are some snaps.. As you can see, I decided to bring out the white wig again.

Mum and Auntie Sheana

The family who were in attendance.

Rory showing Dad a magic trick..

Me and Grace

Rosanna and Rory

When we got back home, Rory was quite keen to try on my selection of wigs... Here he is as a redhead.

Rory is very into Science and the next morning wanted to show us some experiments. First up he showed us that you can fill a glass of water to the brim, pour sugar into it and the water won't overflow as the sugar contains 'sockets' (as he called it). We managed this until I got over eager and spilt the water..

He then showed us how to make a 'lava lamp' with water, oil and food colouring.

I hated Science at school, but this was fun!

Oh, better go Ruth's at the door!


  1. I know I read this when I was with you, but still I had to comment- LOVES YOU BABEZ.

    Thanks for a swell eve


  2. Yeah thanks for the Jerry Springer style title. Maybe I should host a chat show?!