An inseparable future for two people

18th September 2015: Sydney, Australia

I received confirmation my body is clear of any Cancer. A point to usually to celebrate, and admittedly, I am of course extremely pleased with the results, however, it does not feel like the time to be experiencing joy. Of course a focus needs to centre upon my health and wellbeing, and neglecting my own feelings will inevitably result in an imbalance within my body. It just seems so hard to be experiencing happiness knowing my mum is suffering. In saying that, I do recognise a place needs to be found whereby the emotions associated with my mum are better managed whilst also ensuring sufficient attention is placed on my personal growth and development. Furthermore, it is essential to think of the circumstances unfolding on a wider scale. No longer is it possible to solely focus on my journey as it now appears the futures of my mum and I are interconnected. Therefore, it is pivotal to support my mum in many ways, including the necessity of sharing my personal successes and strength. Ultimately, this strategy will ease her concern about my wellbeing, allowing her to focus more on herself, and importantly, will hopefully support the both of us to thrive in the future.

A thankyou to family and friends

29th August 2015: Sydney, Australia

Today, a celebration spilling out to my street was held to show my gratitude to all my family and friends who have played a key role over the past 18 months. I acknowledge the importance of support, and express my appreciation to those, however, felt a celebration was required. The picture above was one capturing a few of my friends enjoying the day 😄

A year on….

11th January 2015: Sydney

It will be a year tomorrow since I was admitted to hospital. It is a date of significance, and will be celebrated with my girlfriend and parents over some dinner. The year anniversary of my actual surgery will also be celebrated, with an intention to recognise this day throughout the many years in my life to follow. There is some irony in my girlfriend being present to join the celebration from the other side of world as this very time last year we had a minor argument, and consequently, the argument resulted into a week standoff, inclusive of the entire period of my initial admission whereby I did not tell her of my predicament. Obviously, it is much better to be enjoying the company of each other whilst importantly under better circumstances in terms of my health 😄