GUEST BLOGGER: My hubby (Serge)

Introducing my darling husband who most of you feel like you already know - Serge. Serge is guest blogger tonight! Woot! Woot! Get your tissues ready because I needed them. The reason why Serge is writing this is to help prepare him a little for his Smiling for Smiddy Challenge, riding from Brisbane to Townsville, and to also help you understand why he wants to raise money for cancer research. Details for donating will be at the bottom of this post. 

This is my first time doing something like this. Sharing my story isn’t my strong point – that is Emma’s forte. I feature regularly on Emma’s blog and know that she writes about our relationship, often the saddest moments, but we both thought that it is time to share my perspective. It is not often that you hear the thoughts of the partner of a cancer patient - their role as carer, chief cheerleader, comedium, and ultimate cuddle buddy.  Warning alert...a bloke may talk about his feelings.

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Through the Looking Glass - Another success!

This time last week I was recovering from the month of planning that led to an amazing evening of fundraising at 'Through the Looking Glass'.

To be honest, I wasn’t just recovering from sleep deprivation and a few too many wines, but I was experiencing ‘post event woes’. They hit me hard after our wedding and then again after 'Through the Looking Glass' last year. I was expecting them big time, definitely considering I really didn’t have something to move my attention to (we hadn’t locked in our few days away or found out (thanks to all of you) that we would be planning our kitchen renovation).  I depend on having something on the horizon to keep me going and avoid falling into deep depression that I cannot budge.

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Through the Looking Glass supporting Melanoma Institute Australia

With 2 weeks until Through the Looking Glass, I am so excited to share with you where the funds raised from the night will be going.

One of my favourite things about working with Melanoma Institute Australia is the freedom I am allowed to choose where I want the money to go.

Without further ado, researchers and doctors at Melanoma Institute Australia are developing a unique clinical trial that will use existing drugs to target rare genes in melanoma patients who have exhausted all other treatment options.

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A little update

This is probably the most boring post I have ever written with very little emotion or passion mainly because I am not letting myself go to that place. So, a short post to update you on my health.

I think I have been in the frame of mind that if I don’t write about it, I don’t have to deal with it. 

I finished radiation to the lesion on my adrenal gland two weeks ago and I was super lucky in that it didn’t make me very sick (except for some very hilarious vomiting incidences – lets just say, thank goodness for the empty soft drink cup in our car!). I finally feel that I am getting back to my normal self, back to work, the gym and pilates. I still have a lot of back pain, but that will take some time and lots of massages!

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