Staying positive 

Feeling rather sad today. My dad has been diagnosed with a not very nice potentially life threatening disease. I’m trying not to worry too much as he has further tests but it’s hard not to. He is in pretty good health overall for an 85 year old and he and my mum are fantastically independent. I have been so lucky with them so far so have everything crossed for a good outcome. 

We went to see them both for a cup of tea yesterday and they were being very positive. He has even started decorating the bathroom! This attitude is what has got them to where they are, I swear. Neither of them let anything knock them down for long. I need to follow their good example. 


Before we went round we visited a beautiful private garden. It was so nice, with gorgeous autumn colours. We had a lovely weekend weather wise. I could have worked all weekend as I had so much to do but everyone needs some downtime so I am glad we went out for a few hours. 

If you are ever near Colchester, this is the one: Green Island Gardens. Well worth a visit!

4 thoughts on “Staying positive 

  1. Chrissie

    We are going through the same at the moment, my father is 83 and mum 82, Dad is so poorly but is fighting with everything he’s got and Mum is as strong as an ox! We are being lead by them and marvel at their ” we are not letting this beat us ” attitude, it is truly amazing and my sister and I share our tears together and stay as normal as possible for them! My heart goes out to you and your family and hope that the news you are waiting for is not as bad as you are probably thinking. x

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    1. shoestringjane@outlook.com Post author

      Sorry to hear that. We are waiting on results of some tests with everything crossed!

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