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This is a question I'm your biggest Fan

Tell us about your heroes. No. Scratch that.

Tell us about the lengths you've gone to in order to show your devotion to your heroes. Just how big a fan are you?

and we've already heard the fan jokes, thankyou

(, Thu 16 Apr 2009, 20:31)
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My mum
before anyone laughs - I'll apologise now for lack of funnies because it's actually a fairly not funny, not stalkerish tale at all.

My dad was diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer when I was wee, only 5 years old. Over the next three years he went through countless operations and radiotherapy sessions, trying to get rid of it only to be told it had come back. Twice.

He's still alive and kicking and has been "Cancer free" for the last 9 years.

But throughout the time he was sick my mother kept me and my siblings together, making sandwiches for our lunch boxes, getting us to school on time, just being there and keeping us functioning when we needed her most. She hugged us when we were scared and my first memory of going to visit dad was horrifying... tubes coming out everywhere, beeping from the monitors, my dad lying there looking like death warmed up.
And she still hugged us and understood when we giggled the first time dad said "hello" - using what we affectionately christianed "Burp talk" (to this day I can probably burp talk better then most boys).

But yes. My mum is my biggest hero cos she kept us all sane and together and coping. She never once broke down in front of us kids even though I know she did cry behind the bedroom door at night. She was strong and brave and I'll be lucky if I become half the woman she is.

/end soppyness

No apologies for length but I have a feeling it was all a bit much for her to cope with sometimes..

EDIT: would like to add that I'm 17 now and the sacrifices she made (which I am not going into) are enough to make me cry like a baby now that I think on them properly. /wipes eyes.
(, Thu 16 Apr 2009, 22:02, 10 replies)
Lovely post!
Great read as always - your mum sounds ace!
(, Thu 16 Apr 2009, 22:04, closed)
Love it
I'm going to go call my mum now. Have a click!
(, Thu 16 Apr 2009, 22:29, closed)

(, Thu 16 Apr 2009, 22:30, closed)
I'd like to say all the macho stuff but no the heading says it all for me. Oh aye have a click
(, Fri 17 Apr 2009, 0:35, closed)
I love your mum, she's tops!

(, Fri 17 Apr 2009, 3:13, closed)
I know
I love her lots too. Can't express it often enough. Or well enough. Or the magnitude of how much I love her.

Gah. I'm a such a soppy git.
(, Fri 17 Apr 2009, 4:21, closed)
This is fantastic
(, Fri 17 Apr 2009, 9:23, closed)
Ahem. Cough. Yes.
Well done. *sticks out hand* *Shakes Hand*.
Good show and all that.
(, Fri 17 Apr 2009, 11:48, closed)
Well done, an excellent post.

You more than deserve your *click* and both you and your mum deserve a great big hug!
(, Fri 17 Apr 2009, 20:02, closed)
Your mum sounds amazing and this is a lovely story. Glad your dad's better again, you sound like a really nice family too. :) have a click.
(, Fri 17 Apr 2009, 23:07, closed)

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