Marie’s Blog

REGRET IS SCARIER THAN CHANGE

I can’t sleep. It is rare that I can’t sleep, even with all the worries of illness throughout time,…


SCANXIETY

I never knew what scanxiety was until last year when Milo started treatment. When Oscar was…


ABOUT USING THE F WORD

Something I don’t often talk about is anger. Brain tumours are different from other cancer in many…


FEAR TAKES THE JOY OUT OF LIFE

This is the first time I have written in over a year and a half. Ian was diagnosed with a brain…


Walks to the park

Often when I walk towards the park from our home I am reminded of Oscar’s last trip to the park.…


SLIDING DOORS

I often think of the movie Sliding Doors. Only for me it isn’t a moment here or there that can…


Oscar 18 Feb 2013

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We’ve had so many proud moments since we set up OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity, but today…


oscar hospital

WHEN HEARTBREAK STOPS BEING ROMANTIC

I cried the other day for a solid 20 minutes. That hasn’t happened in a long time. And it was with…


THE ONLY WEALTH WE HAVE IS OUR RELATIONSHIPS

Oscar’s funeral was exactly 4 years ago on Sunday 13th May – it is also the day we attempt to take…


LOSING MY BREATH AND NEVER QUITE CATCHING IT AGAIN

My grandmother died this Christmas. She had a peaceful death and had just been, as she had always…