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Is it irony? Or serendipity

My daughter star rocketed herself into end stage ulcerative colitis, courtesy fuelled by my shitty genes and her body’s response to a broken leg. No gradual build up and coming to terms with an awful alternative,  that makes surgery an … Continue reading

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“You shall be my roots and I will be your shade, though the sun burns my leaves. You shall quench my thirst and I will feed you fruit, though time takes my seed. And when I’m lost and can tell … Continue reading

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Did I mention how much I hate begging?

Asking amongst our family feels like begging. I wrote an email: Dear family who love our girl as much as I do, As you know, the last year has been a horrible time for her, health wise. The last six … Continue reading

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Home soon, I hope

I need to go out to the desert, away from people. This has been a month of forced interaction in a city and so many people that I have to talk to. I don’t currently live in the desert but … Continue reading

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I can’t make it better and it hurts so much

Out of hospital and I knew the initial response would be euphoria. She’s been away from a place where she spent four weeks, had two operations, multiple tests and was very close to not being here. (As a digression, I’ve … Continue reading

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She lived

Things are better. Physically, anyway. Not great but she has been discharged from the hospital. Mentally, I think this is a turning point in her life and she will take years to overcome it. I am working on getting her … Continue reading

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I used to love Canada so much

I love the people (especially the husband I was lucky enough to pin down in Aus) and I love their hospitality and I’ve always wanted to live here. But when you go there urgently, because your daughter is critically ill, … Continue reading

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