Welcome to my digital home while I navigate stage 4 colon cancer
When I decided to start a blog to keep family and friends around the world updated on my cancer treatment I didn't realize that I was joining thousands of other cancer bloggers. Apparently getting cancer is a great motivator to start blogging ! Over the months, to keep my mind occupied on things other than my treatment, I've started a few other projects and this site has become less and less exclusively about the blog.
Starting this blog was a selfish act. I have more friends and family living outside of Australia than I do in Australia and I was finding it pretty tedious answering emails / texts / chats that all said something like "how are you" or "what's the latest". The blog is a great way of keeping everyone informed about where I'm at with treatment and generally.
Our 'Farm' Project
For many years we've been planning to buy a few acres on the outskirts of Sydney and start a "farm". Cancer has meant some compromises on that dream but we're pretty excited our new plan to develop an urban farm right next door to our current house in Sydney. Even more exciting is the fact that we've already got started.
My Cancer Research
I had grand ambitions to do all my own research about my cancer and then share it so it could be useful to others. Truth is, I have done a lot of research but I haven't been so good at documenting it here. So, this part of the site is developing very slowly !