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Christmas 2015

The family Christmas day lunch at McEntee Road was a very special event for me this year. Whether I make it to Christmas 2016 or not, this will be the last Christmas day lunch at home. My third son is doing major extensions to his little house and plans to host next...

The new me

Yesterday, my friend arrived to take me to have my hair shaved off. It was now time to face this next hurdle. On the short drive to the hairdresser, while sitting in the passenger seat, hairs were literally leaping off my head in droves so that by the time we arrived...

Goodbye hair

Over the past two days my hair has started falling out. Although I knew this was about to happen around about now, it is still very disconcerting seeing big clumps of my hair in my comb, and then peering in the mirror to see how it looks and if it is obvious yet. A...

Second chemotherapy marathon completed

My third son picked me up and dropped me off at Auckland hospital in what is already feeling like a routine. This time the room was empty and I had my pick of the seven seats. The day progressed much the same as the first session, except that now I knew what was...

The chemo dance

I woke this morning feeling much better. Isn’t that just the way? The day of your appointment with the doctor arrives and you realise that you are feeling much better. And today I am definitely starting to feel a bit more like my old self. My eldest son listened as I...