Sunshine in my shadows

Welcome to sunshine in my shadows. This blog is my space to share all the stuff that makes up my every day life. Family, friends, crafts, recipes, books and all the little things that add 'sunshine to my shadows'. We all have a sprinkling of sunshine and an equal sprinkling of shadows in our lives. Hopefully you will find more sunshine than shadows to read about here and on the days when shadows fall, know that the sunshine is peeking just around the corner!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The BEST news.....

I am so relieved and delighted today I can barely find words to express how I really feel. My partner, Peter has been battling throat cancer for the last several months. His cancer was in a position too delicately placed for surgery to be an option and was quite advanced. This left options of no treatment at all or a treatment regime of chemotherapy and almost deadly doses of radiation over a period of months.
He chose to undergo the rigourous regime of daily radiotherapy with chemotherapy added in at intervals.
Anybody who knows someone with cancer will know what it takes out of the body both physically and mentally. It is a cruel disease and the treatment is almost as bad.

Anyway today was D day, his review visit with the oncologist to receive his results post treatment.
He was given the all clear. Of course there will be further check ups down the track but for now we can move forward with a positive outlook on the future.
Words really don't express the relief I feel.
I am so grateful to my friends, family and others who have been supportive and offered encouragement on this rollercoaster ride we have just lived through.
The sun is shining in every corner of my world today, it has chased the shadows away!
wishing you sunshine in your shadows

**photograph my own


  1. I am so pleased that there is sunshine in your world Helen - you are such a caring soul and I am glad that you can look forward with hope again.

    My very best to Peter and please know I share your joy.

    Love and hugs,

    Linda. xxxx

  2. Thank you Linda.Life is once more headed in a positive direction. I can't wait to start making a new life together with Peter.
    Hugs xxx