Kate's Blog

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!

Friday, 12 March 2010


I've been lacking inspiration for my posts in the last couple of days - I don't know why because I think a lot and sometimes I think my thoughts are highly entertaining. Somehow it's not translating though - no you needn't agree QUITE so readily!

I do have a concern today - I've woken up with with quite an ache in my upper back, and if you've been reading this blog for any length of time you'll understand why that's immediately worrying for me. I think I'm just generallly achy and tired but that specific pain is alarming. If the cancer returns there I've less than a 10% chance of surviving. Best not to go there in any way, shape or form.

I think I'll give up on trying to post today. I'm going to make a cup of tea and read my book for a while as Hattie has just settled for her sleep. I should be hanging out the washing and tidying the kids' room or even trying to get on with my writing... but no! Today I'm skiving.


f8hasit said...

I hope it's nothing but your pillow needed re-fluffing whilst you slept.

Enjoy the day (or quick moments!) of taking it easy. We ALL need to do more of that anyway!

Tracey said...

As an American, I don't know what skiving is (I do actually but only because I have read a lot of books and seen a lot of movies, but let's pretend I don't) but if it means that you are going to rest and give a little bit of yourself to you, then I am all for it.

Have a lovely weekend.

Anita said...

As f8hasit said, I hope it's nothing; that it will go away.
I'm sorry that anxiety hits you so often. It's defiitely understandable.
Any outlets for you, besides this blog?