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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Almost there

survivors.....some very great friends that persevered through this journey...truly inspiring!!

Today marked the beginning of your last course of treatment, by the time it finishes, it will be almost one year since you were diagnosed. It's been a long, trying year for you, one which has forced you to dig deep at times to get through it. I wish that I could take some of your pain and tiredness for you, to give your body a break from it all.

I hope that this treatment is kind to you, 33 rounds of radiation - daily hospital visits, Monday to Friday.  It's going to make your body more tired.

When I spoke with you tonight, I sensed your apprehension for what is waiting for you.  This journey has been an arduous one, and there are still more tests to follow on other areas of your body.

You will get through this, radiation is a walk in the park compared to the hell that chemo put you through!

I admire your strength to manage a smile through your tough times, your ability to keep going when your body didn't want to and to share a joke and laugh in those dark hospital visits.

Mum, this Mothers Day we will celebrate the end of your treatment. Not like last Mothers Day when we were waiting for your biopsy results.  We will remember the emotional year that you have warriored through. You will get through this and it will be time for you to just LIVE.

We love you mum, you are almost there


  1. Oh Buffy, what a year it must have been for your poor Mum. She is definitely a brave warrior, such a physical and emotional battle. I hope the road ahead is a lot smoother for all of you. I can only imagine how much stronger and more resilient you'll all be after the storm you've weathered. Take care xo

  2. like the comment above, i hope the road ahead is a lot smoother for you all. i can imagine Oma making jokes during the hospital visits! actually, writting that made me realise that i can't imagine oma without a smile on her face! Can't wait for this morthers day and the celebrations you will have xx