Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Our cancer year!

Wow, how the time has flown by ... but definitely not as in the expression "time flies when you're having fun"! Last March our daughter, Amy (studying and working in Scotland) was taken suddenly and seriously ill. After two months of taking turns to be with her in Glasgow, sitting by the hospital bedside, I (Kathryn) returned home to Arad. At the time I was feeling ill and in a great deal of pain but felt it important to return to Romania. Two days later, on May 6th I had to give in and go to "Urgenta" (A&E / ER) where various tests including a CT scan revealed advanced ovarian cancer. 

The rest, as they say, is history! Following a nightmare year of surgeries and chemotherapy, both in Romania and Scotland I am now doing well, on a drug trial and spending as much time as I am able in Arad.

Philip, Mari and Irina have done a wonderful job of keeping the work going but obviously some things have been neglected ... this blog being one of them! To those of you who check this blog for news regularly I offer my sincere apologies in the knowledge that you will now understand the reasons and forgive me! 

For some snippets of what has been happening at the Secret Garden centre during the last year, you can find news and photos on our "Vis de Copil" (A Child's Dream) Facebook page.