Unresolved feelings remain nearly three years after early retirement due to cancer
And so we are now counting down the days to Christmas. The excitement is infectious in our house as preparations are well underway. Cakes nearly iced. Presents nearly wrapped. Sticky tape could be found anywhere. No one can find the scissors and no one is owning up to who lost it! Of course we have… Continue reading Happy Christmas!
And so the weeks pass and grief remains steadfast in our lives. We are in the midst of the Christmas season now and mostly as a family we are getting by. Another tradition we have when bereaved is that we don't send Christmas cards the first Christmas after a loved one dies. The… Continue reading Christmas Cards
When I was growing up in Ireland the eighth of December was traditionally the day when the Christmas season began. On the religious side, for Roman Catholics, it marks the feast of the Immaculate Conception. This day was commemorated with a day off school, attending mass and, if we were lucky enough, a trip to… Continue reading Christmas Season
Time moving on..
A November week
Going through the process of grief
Considering others' experiences and their daily reality is humbling.
Is there anything we can do to recognise a recurrence of cancer?
I spent the first couple of days this week in the car driving a similar distance that I used do quite readily on my daily commute. I have noticed especially in the past couple of years that driving does not suit me anymore as my arm and shoulder get very sore. The… Continue reading Challenging Ourselves