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!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Guardian Piece? What Guardian Piece?

Ok - so it was a false alarm. It's coming out in the next few weeks apparently! Not that I went rushing down to the newsagents at 8am or anything.......


Anita said...

Hang in there with happy anticipation. :)

Anonymous said...

I just read your article online. It was beautiful- raw, honest, dark, with a hint of self-deprecating humor here and there. Pieces like these really inspire me to write more. It takes courage(a lot of it) to expose one's fears and sentiments to an audience that can sometimes be so fickle and judgmental. You have just done so, with so much grace. I hope you stay healthy and live a fuller, happier life.

Pol said...

Just read your guardian piece whilst on the train to London - will spend the rest of the journey reading your blog!

Sunflower Recovery said...

I sat reading your article eating breakfast in the cafe with tears streaming down my face. I have just completed a year's treatment, including stem cell transplant, for AML. Whilst I am grateful (and surprised) to be alive I have lost a year and been propelled into early retirement and grandparenthood without any preparation ...... It's still early days and what's a little PTSD amongst friends? Naively, when I prayed and bartered to live a year ago I truly believed that if I came through this all my little niggles and dissatisfactions would disappear. Sadly this was not so and so it goes .... Thank you so much and all the best for the trials and tribulations of parenthood.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate
I've just read your article in the Guardian and wanted to congratulate you on such a moving account of your story.
My daughter, Nicole, is at school with Ed but I had no idea of what you'd gone through during those early days at infant school and can only begin to imagine how you coped.
We lost my brother in law a year ago very suddenly to cancer and I'm afraid I would be unable to come and speak to you at school without bubbling so to avoid making a scene thought I'd contact you in this way.
Thank you for sharing your story and I hope that you continue to enjoy good health.
Regards.... Bev Jewitt

Rachel Bown said...

Loved your article and can identify with everything you are saying. I am a little way behind and still in the chemo phase and hoping for a future with my family. Best of luck with navigating your way through and keeping strong. X