Monday, August 24, 2009


I found out last week that my Dad may have cancer again. His MRI test results didn’t look good and we had to wait the entire weekend before he could see his specialist today. Today he was told that he will have to have further tests done on Wednesday. Another two days of waiting.

A couple of things that I have noticed over the last few days are:

1. How debilitating fear of the unknown is. Today I was unable to focus on anything. I literally was in limbo until I heard what the Dr said. As the appointment time arrived and went I found myself pacing around my house and then minutes later climbing my fence to cut a large branch off my neighbour’s tree that blocks my sun, (work that one out?) I needed to hear the information I was dreading yet at the same time yearning to hear!

2. The wonderful and abundant support from my new network of school friends. I received hugs, emails, texts and many offers of help. It warmed my heart and made me feel good in what has been a terrible couple of days. It surprised and humbled me. I am so pleased to be apart of such a loving and supportive school community.

Another two days. Waiting.....


  1. (*&&^ Hell Kate - I am so sorry to read this. I hope that the news was okay, or as good as it can get.
    Thinking of you.

  2. We should know more tomorrow, information empowers so will feel better once we know what we are dealing with. Definitely building some resiliance this week!