Looking back at my last post I could never imagine what was to follow. The weekend had come and gone like Usain Bolt in the 100m finals and I was off to work with man flu. I really wasn't up to work and never expected that I was going to have a day off if I liked it or not. As I opened the door to the shop 4 years of our lives had been destroyed by a burst boiler from the flats above. The shop resembled a walk in shower with the ceiling falling down the wooden floor lifting plaster pulling away and all stock, treadmill, computers destroyed.
We were devastated. Yes I had remembered to renew our insurance and they played ball throughout the whole 3 months that we were closed.
The week after put the above into insignificance as a hospital appointment confirmed that my beautiful wife had cancer. There are times in your life when your world stands still for a moment and this was one of them. Trying my utmost not to fall apart for Tracy we couldn't believe what we had just been told. This isn't happening. Our world had stopped and fallen somewhere we never knew existed.
So we are now four chemo sessions on, 2 lumber puncture's, numerous blood tests, injections, violent sickness, infections, medication, trips back and fourth through A&E, stays in hospital and this continues until at the earliest - October. I never knew how awfull cancer is.
Despite all that she has been through, she is getting stronger. I feel her body is fighting it as she is becoming more resilient.
Our daughter Evie has been incredible. At 7 years old her understanding and support to her Mummy is overwhelming. Like all of us, she has shed many tears but a promise of a trip to Bath to by a "build a bear" makes life seem so much better for a 7 year old.
I love you girls and we will beat this.
"cancer you may live with us but you will never stop us"