Our son (now 10) was diagnosed with Leukaemia. His treatment plan is for 3 and a quarter years. The first 3-6 months of treatment were intense. Two weeks into his chemotherapy he suffered a major brain hemorrhage. The family was divided as we lived away from the hospital. So initially we were in Christchurch for 2 months and after lots of anxiety and separations our family unit was re-united.
As our life would never be the same I welcomed any kind of assistance for our son and our daughter (now 7 years) whose lives had been upturned. Now just over two years into our journey with Cancer we find a new meaning to the word Journey.
The journey has given them both an opportunity to look inside themselves and find a way of dealing with and coping with situations and feelings. They have both benefited greatly, this is evident in their attitude towards life, their ability to use this technique with anything that arises, school issues, peer pressure, fears etc not just Cancer or illness.
Our son had abdominal pain, doctors performed tests, scans etc to determine where his pain was coming from but to no avail. The journey helped find the source of this pain and heal it, which has had a huge impact on our son’s current well being who is still undergoing treatments.
Our daughter has now found a way to handle the separation and abandonment issues she had, her demeanor is calmer and we have reconnected in a way that I don’t think would have been possible without the Journey and its fabulous ways.
We know we are on this road for a long while yet, thankfully we now all have ways in which to improve our quality of life.