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Friday, 17 July 2009

It’s been a while. Haven’t managed to make time to keep this up to date, but in some ways I’d rather not – unless I change the title. I’m no longer fighting. Melanoma is a past chapter.
We’ve been busy – as always. Sophie has just done her first violin exam after receiving a crash course in sight-reading and aural this term. Sam continues to grow upwards and not outwards. He’s loving tennis and golf – when the weather’s good. Evie’s cutting molars and is on the verge of walking.
We were at the Marsden again yesterday for a check-up. All is well. The doctor I saw talked about how nearly a year on, Mr Thomas, my surgeon remembers and is proud of his success with me. My smile was not too crooked immediately after surgery (before the swelling kicked in). A reminder of just how lucky I am to be able to keep the face that I’m and everyone else is used to. But it’s also a reminder seeing the not so lucky people at the Marsden who have lost their hair/ are on crutches/ in wheelchairs etc. I’d like to watch “Farrah’s story” tonight. Although it will bring certain (now almost suppressed) feelings/ fears back into focus, it boosts my gratitude that I have been allowed to resume my normal healthy life.
We’re off to Menorca in a week. It’s the first time on an aeroplane for the children. And we won’t be thinking about this time last year…….!


Anonymous said...

Hi katie,

hope you had a lovely holiday - shame about the current awful weather! Everything sounds so amazing for you - you have been so inspirational to follow - be lovely to catch up some time maybe soon.
take good care of you and your beautiful family,

lots of love,

Nicky, Max and Aurelia xxx

Anonymous said...

Go go Katie! So happy for you and your family - so glad for shortage of mail!!! love from pam and Gary

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie
I can't believe it's a year but look at you now - it's just amazing. I hope to be able to spend more time with you again once we've moved back next week and hear all about your holiday.
lots of love amanda xx