My Family

My Family

I’m not even sure where to start when I contemplate what my family have done for me though the last few years of torment, they have literally done everything and anything to help get me through it all.

I can’t begin to imagine what it must be like for a parent to find out that their child has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s an horrific consideration, my Mum and Dad have been absolute warriors guiding me through the last few years. I’ve been through the mill with this but my family have followed me through the mill with it too, they’ve been there for the good times, the bad times, and the really really bad times. They fought for me, they fought for me when I couldn’t fight for myself.

I have a nice big family, Mum, Dad, my two brothers and one sister, and there was never a day in hospital where one of them wasn’t with me, I couldn’t actually imagine having to go through something so tough without such an amazingly supportive family, I count myself very lucky to have them all. They would literally sit with me in hospital all day long and keep me company, whether I was awake or whether I was asleep. There were times when they would have come and gone and I had slept pretty much the whole time, they were there for me no matter what.

They took long periods of time off work to support me and spend time with me, whether I was in or out of hospital. I know it’s had a difficult effect on all of them and their partners but I’m just thankful now that they can see me getting back to a happy life again, that all their support and help paid off. Mum and Dad practically moved to Dublin to be there by my side while I was in hospital, each of my siblings visited daily, they would phone, text, check on me when I wake up and before I would go to sleep, they were literally there for me 24/7, I couldn’t have done it without them. Each one of them played their part in helping me through it, I feel so blessed to have them in my life.

Apart from being there for me they also did cool things for me too…

My sister for example came up with the “carrot” idea, each time I was going through chemotherapy I would organise something for when I got out, something to look forward to, to get me through the treatment.

One of those times my sister and her husband treated my girlfriend and I to a weekend away in the wonderful Brooklodge, such a nice weekend…

My parents sent us away to Druids Glen for one of the weekends too…

My brother, my BMB (bone marrow brother) as I now refer to him, well he gave me his bone marrow and pretty much saved my life so that was fairly nice of him lol…

My other brother somehow managed to get a brand new Liverpool jersey signed by the whole team, including the manager, and that is just such an awesome present to get…

I was never without a visitor on a daily basis, and if there was ever a time where I needed one of them, day or night, they would literally drop what they were doing and come in to me. It’s not easy staying strong for someone when it’s something that effects you personally, but they did, and that’s tough going and I’m proud of them all for that.

Everyone in my family helped get me through the last few years and I can’t thank them enough for that, I can’t even find the words to explain how much they did for me, I’m so grateful, thankful, and just simply lucky to have them all in my life, I couldn’t have done it without them, so to my family, I thank you. I know it wasn’t easy for them, but that’s what families are for, for the good times and the bad.

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