This time 10 years ago, I was pregnant and my husband was very ill, with what turned out to be cancer. I won’t bore you with the details of what happened then, but he is having a bit of a celebration!! Here is what he says;
“The 17th November will mark 10 years since a Neurosurgeon removed my pituitary gland (via my nostril – yes The 17th November will mark 10 years since a Neurosurgeon removed my pituitary gland (via my nostril – yes really!). Aside from reducing my BMI by 0.0002, removing it also saved my life.
A year later, I organised a fundraiser and shaved my head (warning – embarrassing photo: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robshaves4cancer) which, thanks to many of you, raised over £3,000 for Cancer Research UK.
To mark 10 years passing, rather than shaving I’m going to do the opposite: not shave – between now and 17th November. I’m not asking for donations (but of course you can if you want) but instead ask if you could spend a few minutes thinking about other who have not been as lucky as me. Not just those no longer with us, but those, like my wife Jane, who live with poor health every day.
Thank you all for your support, in 2006, and since.”
In some ways it’s been a long 10 years, in others it has flown by and we now have a daughter who is nearly 10! Looking forward to the birth of Emily kept us going through those dark days and she has kept us on our toes ever since.