A Good News Story – Blog 31


I delayed this blog a little as things continue to be fairly steady at the moment. Especially given the circumstances over the weekend across the water in France, it seemed there was enough news to digest without me whittling on. Then again Friday the 13th was not a good day for many places across the world if you believe all of what you are told. And that’s partly the problem as information is spoon fed and censored leading us to not really know what has happened, when or how.

Then I kind of thought that reporting on how good things are at the minute was probably a really great thing to do. As you know my Dad has been through an intense course of Lung Cancer Treatment. And whilst I appreciate this is just one person in a world of 7 billion – this one person happens to be a very loving father, husband, friend, brother, uncle, Grandad etc…

This one person dedicated his life to his family and didn’t really deserve being handed a death sentence. Then again, such is the way of life if it wasn’t my Dad it would have been somebody else.

My Dad’s battle is one of hope and courage. He continues to find the strength to regain an element of what his life was like before the Cancer struck. Over the last few days he has even been back into the garden helping to strim part of the plot. Granted the one stretch he did took about 7 times longer than it would have done previously but he did it. He took his time and ploughed on. Something I always said would happen. He does know his own body and mind and whilst he will need reigning in at times by those around him, he is doing well.

David & I are gearing up to take these reigns on Saturday for a few days. My mum whilst trusting us, does wonder what the three of will get up to in her absence. I’ve already pre warned her about the wild house party we have planned, the copious amounts of alcohol which he is not allowed and generally all the hard labour induced tasks that need doing that we will attack together…

Pretty sure the reality will be a little tamer than this but we are really looking forward to it. It also means that I will be able to provide a much greater insight too, again from my own personal take on things. The highs, the lows, the in-betweens, all of which will be un-censored.

P.S. Apologies for todays’ picture – this is my Dads ‘attempt’ at looking cool courtesy of Skype.


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