Sadly the cancer has spread

As I blogged about at the start of the year, I revealed that I have cancer. At the start of February I noticed a lump on my lump. This eventually turned into two lumps on my lump and was starting to give me some pain so I was called in for PET and MRI scans. Last week I was given the results of these scans and sadly, the cancer has spread from the single lymph node to my shoulder, spine and liver.
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Cancer - my journey so far

Let’s face it, 2020 was not a great year for many people due to the Covid-19 virus. For me, it wasn’t much of a change as I’ve worked at home for many years which has spared me much of the rigours of Covid. At the time, Abbey was a front-line worker at a care home and a supermarket. Luckily her job allowed her to help home school the kids during the lockdown allowing me to work and then look after the kids while she worked nights and weekends.
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Being thanked gives me the warm fuzzies

So I just got this email and I thought I would share it verbatim: I just wanted to thank you for such a great piece of software (dhcpcd)… I often forget the people that make all this cool stuff that make linux. bsd and all the other unixes work… so rather sending a bug report, I’d just though i’d send you a hello! and thanks for giving my machines ip addresses!
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Marples / Coulbeck northen feast

Long trip up to Nunsmere Hall for a long over due but fantastic family lunch. The entire Marples and Coulbeck tribes actually managed to make it- not a single person missing! We need to do this thing more often, especially in such a nice place where everyone was friendly and the food was just awesome. I think I managed to talk with everyone and have time to play with the kids.
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