Our Superhero


Keep Calm And Chemo On

Today at around 5am, although his spirit was still strong David’s body decided that it couldn’t cope with the pain and suffering anymore and gave up it’s fight after a courageous three years and two days. Dave died peacefully in his sleep, and we are sure that he is now enjoying a Leeds Rhinos Veterans game at the Headingley in the sky.

He truly has been our superhero, no more so than in his last few days when he was still making us smile, and he wasn’t phased by being back in hospital. To be fair, this was in part due to the morphine which left him a bit confused, leading him to come out with some gems such as thinking that A&E was a bar, that he and Dick were married, and that he was “0.000001% away from being the only little man who can save the world”. We…

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Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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6 Responses to Our Superhero

  1. Grannymar says:

    David’s suffering is over and I am sure his star will shine brightly tonight, Barbara, when you are under the night skies of the future, look to the stars and remember the good times with your friend, David.


  2. Maxi says:

    I am so, so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Barbara. No one can begin to know your pain … except David. Know that he is there for you as you were for him.
    blessings ~ maxi


    • Barbara says:

      Thank you Maxi, David was a lot younger than me, so we didn’t hang out, but I was really inspired by the way he tackled his leukaemia head on, and I have followed his blog closely over the last few years. It has been heartbreaking to see his deterioration over the last 6 months, horrible knowing that only last August he cycled the Olympic cycling route in aid of leukaemia research, during his second remission.
      I read in your post that you lost someone to cancer recently, love and hugs to you too. It is good to know though that at least that horrible pain has gone



      • Maxi says:

        I lost my one true love Barbara, I spent more than half my life with him … my husband.
        blessings ~ maxi


        • Barbara says:

          So sorry… It’s so sad that when we find our true loves, the ones we were meant to be with, that we can’t set the timer so we both go together. Almost always someone is left behind, like Johnny Cash and June Carter…. Life is hard sometimes, my heart goes out to you xxx


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