Category: Bilbo’s Journey

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Day 65: Decisions Decisions – Clinical Trials

Clinical trials come with a huge morale and personal dilemma for our family. Do you opt in or out? What is the right decision? Not an easy choice to make.

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Surviving a child cancer diagnosis – the first two months

Surviving a child cancer diagnosis isn’t easy. This post lists the things I wish i’d known from day one, we hope this may help other parents in the future.

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2018: The Year of No Regrets

2018 will forever be the year Bilbo was diagnosed with cancer. But it does not define our year. Why? well because until D day, we had one of the best years of our life.

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Day 59: Surviving Christmas with Cancer

We just about survived Christmas, it’s been challenging, emotional, hilarious, fun, festive, frustrating, filled with laughter and baby sharks, tears, tantrums, lots of temperature checking and ALL the food!

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Day 50: Managing expectations and Winging It

Since D Day we’ve been winging it sometimes we’re getting it wrong VERY WRONG and some days I swear I deserve the Oscar equivalent for parenting.

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Day 44: Pearson, Tears and Dinosaurs

55 Days It has been exactly 55 days since I was last in the Pearson office in London. The week before Bilbo was diagnosed I traveled to our Hoboken office for a leadership team...

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40 days of cancer…

10 more days And like that another 10 days have passed, we’ve now hit 40 days of fighting cancer. It feels like yesterday I was writing 30 days of cancer… Time flies when you’re having...

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Day 38: Things I hate about cancer

There are so many things I hate about cancer. When you get a cancer diagnosis there is no time off for good behaviour. Even on a week where we have limited time in hospital...

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Santa, School, Sausage Casserole and Wet Wipes

There is a sentence I never imagined I’d write… “Santa, School, Sausage Casserole and Wet Wipes” But they are all connected in some way to the last four days. When you’re battling cancer four...