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My wife, Lesley, was diagnosed with kidney and breast cancer in February and started chemotherapy in April. We found out in July that the cancer had spread and a few short weeks later she passed away. Too young at 63 but a life well lived. Now trying to get to grips with what the next few months will hold.

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  • 05 August 2017 at 08:42

    Where did it begin?

    We know the ending, but what was the beginning? About 20 years ago Lesley had breast cancer. Surgery followed by tamoxifen in an early drug trial ...


  • 31 July 2017 at 17:34

    Coming home

    Jon (my 30-something son) and I bicycled a familiar loop. As we neared home I took a shortcut and came out in front--not that it was a race but sti...


  • 30 July 2017 at 21:51

    The week of the bad news

    I'll start this blog here, the day we heard Lesley's treatment for cancer had failed. As the doctor's letter said, a limited prognosis. I'll post o...


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