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8th November 2019
“Mummy, I don’t fit in anywhere any more”, such heartbreaking words to hear from your child.
Six months post end of treatment and there’s an expectation that life has returned to ‘normal’, that the events of the last few years are behind us.
Since the seasons have changed so too come the coughs and colds, bugs and viruses. Continually circling us, we’ve had sickness bugs and numerous high temperatures in the last month, it leaves you permanently restless and on edge.
Still a reminder that Suki’s immune system is weak and far from robust enough to withstand the constant threat of infections. Knowing there’s another winter ahead with a strong chance of her picking up so many illnesses going, its left her feeling lost and sad.
Sobbing because she misses the routine and reassurance of the friendly faces at hospital, of medical checks and comforting words from doctors and nurses.
Frightened to be at school for fear of picking up illnesses from fellow classmates and friends, not able to relax into a normal school day.
The disjointed world she’s experienced has made her feel as though she’s floating in no man’s land.
So thankful to be post treatment, but never quite without worries and wobbles, stresses and strains.
The effects of a childhood cancer diagnosis will live with us forever in some form.
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