Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.
I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.
The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.
Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!
Thursday, 21 January 2010
I meant to mention the dreadful earthquake in Haiti - which sure as hell puts all one's problems in perspective. That's the trouble with blogs and with having been ill - you become so bloody self-centred. I just wish there was something I could usefully do apart from give money. You poor poor country, poor mothers, poor fathers, poor orphaned children. Poor separated and amputated families. It breaks your heart doesn't it?
I'm a mother with three kids under eight whose demands, squabbles and general existence take up unimaginable swathes of time. I've also secretly always fancied myself as a bit of a writer - though not with much evidence to show for it - so maybe writing this will prod me in the right direction. We'll see.