Author Archives: Sharon

Sharon’s final words

Sorry it has taken so long to put Sharon’s words on the blog. It has been a tough time and doing these personal things for her makes it all the more final which has been hard to bear. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Sharon McCord 26/2/1967 – 11/11/2012 Rest in Peace

Sharon’s ‘Final Words’ will be posted following her funeral on Friday 26th November.

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While I still can…

I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I set up this blog in August,┬áthe date I received a terminal prognosis of stage 4 kidney cancer (after a nephrectomy of my right kidney and the gruesome 18cm tumour, a … Continue reading

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Team McCord – Strolling for Maggie’s

Team McCord – Strolling for Maggie’s , a set on Flickr. Click on an image above to view a slideshow of some pics from the day. Our fundraising walk during the Challenge Scotland event at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh on Sunday … Continue reading

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Wow!

Dear friends Team McCord is completely flabbergasted at the incredible response to our request for sponsorship for the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. We can’t believe our humble effort has generated this staggering flood of donations – but we are delighted, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Sutent, Hello me!

A few days ago we were driving back from our latest trip to the oncologist at the Sutent clinic at the Western General hospital in Edinburgh. As we stopped at a traffic light Robin eyed me warily. “Now I want … Continue reading

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Lifeline

I’m a rebel at heart. Rules are made to be broken… even, nay, especially, my own strictures, such as the one about updating this blog at least once a month. I’ve been taking some stick about my online absence. I’m … Continue reading

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Requiem

2012, the allegedly apocalyptic year, did get off to a grim start for us. While my family continued to mourn my Uncle Dougie, my Aunt Marion and my cousin Alex having to face the harsh daily grind of grief, Robin’s … Continue reading

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Absent Friend

Life has been rather hectic since I last posted. Like most of you we have been busy shopping, socialising and visiting or hosting guests over the festive season and I wouldn’t know how to begin thanking all the family and … Continue reading

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Extra time – a benefit or a burden?

Just over a year ago I was frantically doing everything I could to avoid taking Sunitinib (trade name Sutent), the gold standard treatment for kidney cancer, a ‘life extending’ multikinase inhibitor which has had such an impact on halting the … Continue reading

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