GuruAnn Blog

Hume City Councillor, this site is authorised by Fran Wallace, 10 Gibbons St Sunbury

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

6 months

It's been over 6 months since I posted, life is busy, I just tend to do do facebook these days in between Council Council and Council.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

mum update

As a lot of my friends know My mum has was diagnosed with bowel cancer on 1st Dec she was operated on 17th Dec, we had to go back to the hosp for the final results today, she is clear of all cancer except for there was a small spot found on a lymph node but nothing else so it looks like it hasn't spread and she has decided against chemo as the treatment is worse that the possible outcome. I respect that choice as she has had a pretty shitty 12 months and just wants some quality of life for the foreseeable future.

So it's all looking pretty positive at the moment, the Dr's can't guarantee that the cancer won't come back even with Chemo, they say that it's less likely to, but in the meantime Mum would have to endure at least 6 months of treatment with yuckky side effects, with no guarantee.

I agree with her decision as the thought of another 6 months of basically feeling like shit isn't something to look forward to without any guarantees.

So there is the update, she is still re covering from the major surgery but we are thinking positive for the moment.

Thanks to all my friends for your support.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oh Xmas tree, Oh Xmas tree!

I have to be honest and say I have had a shit of a few weeks, at the moment both Mum and Dad are in hospital, luckily the same one and we are not sure if they will be out tomorrow or not.

Mum's prognosis looks OK, but we have more to learn in January after appointments with Oncologists. Dad had to have his difibulator replaced, when they only thought they were replacing the battery.

The kids are in Sydney having fun with their cousins, they deserve to have some time out.

To my dear friends that have looked after me, and Annette and Paul have been so wonderful, making sure that I am nourished, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nice Xmas

It was held earlier than need be, but the kids had fun and my heartfelt thanks go out to Paul and Annette for putting up with us. Jarrod could only manage 1 hour but Riley, Mum and I had a great time especially watching Riley and I with the WII.

Who knows what the next month or 2 will bring, but today was good, something we can look back and remember.

To my mum I hope the guardian Angel I gave you looks after you.

To people that keep on commenting on this blog and I have blocked, get a life, look after your own family and leave me alone.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Life in General

Yesterday, don't ask me what I did, but I am sure it involved Dr's etc, today certainly did, Mum did her pre admission stuff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, whilst I did the picking up her sisters that have travelled down from Sydney from the airport duty.

I must say that the staff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital are gems, I am sure that there maybe some that are not angels, but everyone one we met today were beautiful people, Mum is a public patient and if the service we got today is an example of the public system then it's working well. Unlike in 1999 when I wouldn't have sent my dog to that hospital.

Tomorrow a bit of respite with my work Xmas do, in the meantime, the number of residents that have contacted me to congratulate me and request help has been overwhelming, I thank god for email and SMS, as I have managed to answer them all.

Still trying to come to terms with the fact that I'll spend Xmas without my kids, but it's the best for everyone, and we'll make up for it some how.

To my wonderful friends, that have provided amasing support, thank you so much.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

When choices have to be made.

The gorgeous and talented surgeon says the operation has to be done next week, no question. The kids are so looking forward to going to Sydney for a break. Not going to happen , except my wonderful family say still send the kids up. I had to make the choice of not being with my kids at Xmas or them being in Sydney for the reunion. Well they are going to Sydney all booked on flights with my wonderful family looking after them. I'll miss them terribly but they deserve a good Xmas which I can't offer.

I love you J and R, and you have accepted that for this Xmas times are difficult but you will have a great time in Sydney with your family. You will need to teach me how to work the web cam so we can catch up on Xmas day.

It's a tough time today, the shock of being told that something you thought would happen in 4 weeks time is happening next week is mind boggling. I want to thank my friends that have supported me tonight>

Friday, December 05, 2008

When it rains!

My mum it at a low ebb, now my dad has to go into hospital next week. Life is a challenge but my great mate Louise has provided me with a peace and tranquility kit to get by and hopefully it will help.

The new Mayor was elected last night and I must congratulate him on his fine effort in becoming the Mayor, Well done and I hope you have an extremely fulfilling year.

Now on to the other challenges that come before me in the next few months.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

My Mum

Today I got re elected, and today my mum got diagnosed with possible Bowel Cancer, Life can suck but we will fight it.


Sunday, November 30, 2008


You learn a lot about people in Elections, I have learnt who to trust and can say there are only 3 people I can fully trust.

When one of those 3 get defeated it's devastating but when you start getting text messages from someone who is celebrating their defeat it's sickening.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Well done Riley! Again

She was part of a winning Netball grand final tonight, 28-26 very nail biting towards the end.

Ironically, given her brother has always been the sporting star, she has gone one better than him and won a grand final. Jarrod has played in about 9 footy/basketball/cricket grandfinals over the years and has never won one. Riley in her first GF was victorious.

Well done Riley and you played a great game.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I have a friend

Called Greg, I have known Greg for about 10 years, our boys are the same age, Greg lives in Sydney and we share the same passion the Sydney Swans.

Greg calls me this arvo, hey hows it going, general banter followed, then he informs me he is getting married on Saturday. But not only that, he is getting married at the Andre Rieu concert at whatever the the olympic stadium is now called.

Only 21 guests, very intimate.

I am still spellbound at the news, not so much of the wedding but at where it's happening, I am sure it will hit the news somewhere over the weekend.

Goodluck Greg and Jean, may your life together be full of happiness.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lancefield Killer Rd

I don't really like using Lancefield Rd and luckily I don't have to very often, 3 young boys from our Footy Club were killed in a car accident on this road in 2002, and today I find out that I knew of the 2 people killed this week in another accident on this road. People are so impatient and want to overtake where they shouldn't and all of a sudden people, they were parents of 2 young kids, are dead. RIP Paul and Cheryl!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winter returns

Isn't summer supposed to be starting next week, could have fooled me. Had coffee at Just Planet this morning, and I paid for mine (unlike others apparently) and support this initiative 100%. Cricket was called off so the afternoon was spent pondering and watching the Aussies smack the Kiwi's in the first test.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Weekend frolics and more

I need to look for a new job as my contract is probably not being renewed due to lack of funding. A rather attractive job has been advertised nearby so I'll apply for that and hope for the best.

Cricket and more Cricket this weekend and a fundraiser for a friend who has cancer. The weather is not looking too good either so watching B Grade cricket is going to be a challenge.

It's a shame when you hear of people drinking coffee at a local coffee shop and then walking off without paying. $6.00 really isn't that much to part with surely, but it can mean a lot to a small business owner.

On another matter how can the CEO of Telstra be justified in earning $13,000,000, this is just obscene.

Go Wes on Sunday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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