It’s been a real case of good news and bad news for me and my family this week.
First the great news. The result came back from the brain scan and it’s all clear. I don’t have to go back for another three months now, and it’s all about keeping moving forward. The support of my family and friends, and my diet change have been the massive things in helping me to keep taking steps forward. I live a very clean life now and do whatever I can to live my life the best I can for me and my family. Even the kids are mucking in and eating healthier!
The bad news is that I’ve been told I’ll never be able to drive again because of my sight. That’s tough to take at 46. I’ve tried to adapt the best way I can over these past few months and that’s all I can do. I’ve spoken to people who are partially blind and talked about how they cope, and after the initial shock and upset, I’ve got my head around it fairly quickly. At least I think I have.
As I’ve always said, whatever is thrown at us, I’ll stay positive. I’ll have to look at different avenues for work because driving was central to getting around like I used to before the tumour, but we’ll decide as a family what is the best way forward for us all. We’ve always been a close family and we’re even closer now. I’ve had all three kids here this week, and that’s been massive for me, especially with the scan result. We were able to celebrate the good news and take the bad news on the chin.
We keep going as a family and we stick together. And that’s what’s so important to me right now.
17 thoughts on “Week Five – Good News and Bad News”
Dom this is great news for you and family .keep fighting and best of luck from
martin + alison
Thanks Martin and Alison… gotta keep marching!
You’re thankfully still with us Dom, and improving all the time. Sometimes we have to take smaller hits during recovery. I’m sure everyone around you will soon have chauffeur’s hats but if not make sure they don’t have the meters running.
Thanks Dee! X
Stay strong Dom ! Keep it up, try keep your focus on the good news – god bless you and yours !
Chaz . Punjabi Whites
Cheers Chaz, I will mate don’t you worry! DMx
Totally agree stay strong Dom. If you get asked to do punditry as them to send a car. Where there’s a will there’s a way – even if it’s a local taxi.
Cheers Ian.👍🏽 To be honest I’m pretty sure everyone i work for will help as much as they can… Jess has a chauffeur het too! It’s a tough blow at 46 to learn I’ll never drive again but we adapt and move forward 👊🏼
Ups and downs Dom !!
It’s part the Leeds mantra, along with Marching On Together! It’s how we stay positive.
This Blogg is a great idea mate, I love the brand ‘marchingonwithdom’ captures the positivity of the Leeds family and your part in that – you’re a legend in Leeds! – keep it up mate and more importantly keep getting better!
All the best
Thanks Dobber mate. We’ve certainly had some ups and downs… cant take credit for the brand name, it was the wife! (damnit)
All the best for the future Dom, the good news will always outweigh the bad. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blogs, keep up the good work!
Marching On Together
Thanks Gav Mate, Glad you’re enjoying it! Loads more to come!
Thanks for sharing this with us Dom, and best of luck with the future. Keep on marching lad
Thanks Nicky mate. We keep on keeping on! Hope you and the family are good!
Hello Dom – I’ve just joined so late reading this. I’m really sorry to hear about the driving news but delighted with the brain scan news. I hope all is still well with you after this belated message! Cheers Richard
All is still well Richard! Thanks for joining and supporting mate!