Monthly Archives: February 2012

Private

My mum is intensely private.  I’m not sure if it’s because she is middle child of 12 children, or Irish, or of a different generation or simply because she is so independent that she hasn’t felt the need to share. … Continue reading

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Mum

Early one morning just days before my surgery, my ever-so-healthy mum, who lives in London, called to tell me she had been admitted to hospital.   I tried to focus on what she was saying while I struggled to comprehend … Continue reading

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Different

A friend of mine, who has been through breast cancer, said, “One way not to get cancer again, is to do everything differently”.  I didn’t immediately take this on board because I had mixed feelings about the idea.  On some … Continue reading

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