About 10 years ago my mum was diagnosed Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Needless to say, it was a difficult time for the whole family and I got through it by pretending it wasn’t happening. She spent a couple of months in isolation in a hospital in Birmingham and had to have her heart stopped twice to bring her heartbeat under control but I still managed to ignore it! Isn’t the human mind a wonderful thing?
Anyway, she went into remission about 8 years ago and when she went for her annual check-up today they told her that if she goes next year and everything’s ok then they’ll give her the all-clear. Which is a weight-off my mind, obviously.
And slightly less importantly, but good news nonetheless, is that #3 has developed a healthy taste for hard rock and death metal. He quite likes a bit of Rammstein, which is nice (yes, I know Rammstein is industrial metal before any metal-geeks feel the need to tell me off!). Next task it go hunting for some metal tracks that aren’t about sex and drugs or contain more anglo-saxon words than a viking’s dictionary. Any suitable suggestions for a 6 year old?