The Last One

I’m not going to lie, when you flick through my iPhone, you’ll find the odd selfie. You know, the type of photo when you flick the camera around and all that fills the screen is a picture of yourself with the cheesy big grin. Well the one above was the last one I took. To set the scene it was a Friday night, I was in hospital as it was day three of my first treatment. Carlton vs Hawthorn were on the TV and I had the Hilltop Hoods lyric “Friday night footy in my hoodie..” Going through my head as I settled in for the night. I thought I was pretty cool, so selfie time it was. This was the most “normal” thing I had done in fifteen days. Mum pulled our situation into reality when one afternoon she was looking out the window and whispered to herself, “everyone else’s life keeps on going, ours has just stopped.” I’m 23, and far too young for my life to “Just stop”. I write this first blog back in hospital, hooked up to an IV and preparing myself for my third round of treatment. There is nothing “normal” about this situation, but for the next 6-8 months, I have a “new normal”. My life hasn’t stopped, but its changed, and I’m going to share my stories with you in the hope that someone, somewhere, finds them somewhat interesting.

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24 thoughts on “The Last One

  1. Well done Rach for putting this into words, i have subscribed to your blog and will be following your every post along this journey! X

  2. I think of u everyday, more than once, I think u have an amazing positive attitude & that will help u get through this 6-8 mths. Some days will b better than others but enjoy ur time when u r out of the hospital, fill ur days with friends , family n laughter. I luv u dearly n will read ur journey on here, i want to ride it with u xx

  3. Hi Rach, I didn’t know you were sick. Stay strong, you are too special to be unwell for long. I am sending you lots of love. Chambo. Xxxxx

  4. This is fantastic Rach, you’re a great writer. You will fly through this difficult time my love – you are strong and determined and positive and smart and funny and optimistic….and very very loved. All these things have, and will continue to come to the fore. Keep writing, get it all out, and I’ll be reading. Much much love xxx

  5. Wow Rach- Such an inspiration! I too will be following your blogs and your journey through this! Thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way x

  6. Thinking of you and your family Rachel, stay strong and know that we are all sending positive vibes your wayX

  7. Hi Rach,
    Stay strong because I know you are great legal teacher. Our house Padua will keep you in our prayers.

  8. Hi Rachel ,
    I used to work with your mum at Irymple. Wishing you all the best. Thanks for sharing your journey. I’m sure there will be tears and laughter along the way but remember you come from strong stock! Hang in there.
    Bron wake

  9. Hi Rach,
    What a brave girl you are. I wish you well in your treatment and I know your fighting spirit will conquer it. This blog is a fabulous idea 🙂
    Take care of yourself xoxo

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