I don't normally talk about my personal life on the blog - I never want anyone to feel uncomfortable or to think I'm asking for pity! But today I make an exception - this is MY Blog and sometimes it's the only piece of the world where I can say what I want. Truth be told, life is a little hard at the moment - and when I say a little, I mean a lot. You see, my mother is very ill, and I don't quite know what I expected but I didn't think it would be this hard. Of course, it is harder for her, but no one tells you that cancer is also hard on the family. I find myself a little lost and stuck, and it creeps into the rest of my life. Cancer is a weird one - they say it is treatable but the treatment is horrendous. I am not squeamish at all, but the iv line makes me feel weird. The treatment is as long as a school day, 9-5, and in this case, as well as chemo, involves injections to stimulate bone marrow, a bone marrow extraction, cleaning and transplant. It is a very long process. We shall see what happens.