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Lynda in the New Years Honours List!

It’s son number 1 again, taking over briefly to add a blog post that Mum never would. The New Years Honours list is in the NZ Herald today and it includes Mum! She is to be inducted into the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to women’s health. The...

Another family Christmas and a holiday at Pukehina beach

This year’s Christmas meal took place at my third’s son newly extended and renovated home just round the corner from me. It was great to be there with the whole family and to celebrate us having made it through a very difficult year. It is also a real treat to be...

A visit from my eldest grandaughter

Last Friday my second son and his eldest daughter who is visiting from Australia drove up from Ngaruawahia for an overnight stay. After several days of wind and rain the weather had settled and so the three of us headed out to Te Henga for an evening of live music,...

Reducing the dose

It took a couple of days before I got a response to my email to Dr S. stating that I was having another week of feeling very tired with no energy to do anything, and feeling nauseous all the time. I simply could not continue with the chemo regime I was on. He agreed...

Difficult decisions

After four weekly chemo sessions of paclitaxel, I have been revisiting some of my decisions as a result of the impact these are having on me physically and emotionally. While the side effects are not as many or as severe as those I was experiencing on PEXG, I am now...