Posted at 8:00 am
After I received my Stage 4 diagnosis in October last year, I was staying with my brother in Hong Kong during monsoonal, typhoon weather thinking about what I wanted to do now I’d been given, well, shall we speak plainly, a bit of a death sentence.
I had created not a bucket list, as such, but a list of some places I would like to visit and some experiences I wanted to have. I didn’t really want to call it a bucket list because it seemed so cliché, plus the whole association with death and dying.
Posted at 4:30 pm
The decision to stop working ended up being much easier to make than I thought it would be.
I had devoted the past 20 years of my life to my work and career. It had always been my priority so I was unsure what effect it would have on me if I stopped working.
Posted at 8:30 am
I went to Adelaide and all I got was pneumonia.
Part of the idea of this blog was to chronicle some of my travels between treatments. Since April this year I have managed to go to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the Easter long weekend, had a week in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island in May, five days in central Australia and a weekend in Sydney in June – all without incident!