32. The Other Side

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I was fascinated by DeeDee’s dad, Richard, from the last blog. I really wanted to learn more about his story. A couple of days later I asked her if she thought he would be up for an interview. She came back and said “Well that was easier that I thought it would be. He told me to give you his number.” I called him a couple of days later and we agreed to meet, two days later.Read More »

31. Déjà vu – Part 2. You’re only suppose to blow the church doors off and collect the cheque!

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It was expected to be a simple job, just pick up a cheque, on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK. It was from a church that had recently completed some fundraising. I had volunteered to do the job because, though I didn’t recognise the name of the church at first, it was local to my mums address and I had never done a cheque collection. From what I understood all you needed to do was to go and pick up a cheque, possibly say a few words and it’s a done deal.

Of course, it was never going to be that simple for me.Read More »

30. Déjà vu – Part 1

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Work as normal

A couple of weeks after settling back into work my good friend Jem forwarded a google post that she had seen that had been sent internally. There was going to be a lunch and learn session in our workplace (a session on a particular topic heard during lunch time) on prostate cancer. I was very grateful as otherwise I would have missed it completely as sending a message via a google community has a limited audience.    Read More »

29. Contradictions

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After a record breaking number of views from guest blogger Annette, I asked the only other person to be up close and personal to my journey to say a few words – Boss mum. It was only 7 pm on a weekday night so I knew she was still up. After what seemed like an eternity (It was actually a battle of wills and stamina to shift her from the TV), she answered the phone.Read More »