Most of what you’ll read here is life and fun, with episodes from my past, amusing and serious. But I have an unwelcome stranger lodged in my brain, as you’ll find if you explore my stories. Our destinies are interlocked, but its deadly presence reminds me every minute that each day of life is a miracle. This is my space to reflect on life, and an interactive area where we can share our experiences freely. Without you, this blog has no reason for existence. Carpe Diem!
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
An Update from Tracey
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Good on ya Trace!ReplyDelete
Ninja + Boris and Charlie
Indeed it is your time, Tracey.ReplyDelete
I thank you for sharing Denis with us through all this, and I am thinking of you and your family through this period.
Thank you Tracey. Just know that I am one of many who have been enriched by Denis' thoughts, and that through his writings he has helped me come to terms with my own experience as a carer.ReplyDelete
I wish for you a continuation of the strength and grace you have displayed throughout. kvd
Strong, gracious, loving and so very, very generous.ReplyDelete
Your time now....and forever....xx
Thinking of you both, with love.ReplyDelete
Thank you Denis for so generously sharing your thoughts over the last three years. Thank you Tracey for generously sharing Denis. Thinking of both of you - have a peaceful time together now ..ReplyDelete
Very well said, Tracey. My deep admiration for both of you, for what it's worth, goes with you.ReplyDelete
Tracey, thanks for the update - this really isn't the time you'd be wanting to do this, so much appreciated.ReplyDelete
I feel truly privileged to have known and conversed with Denis, for this short time.
Treasure your time together - my thoughts and best wishes are with you both.
It is your time. Denis lit up twitter with wit, charm, honesty, good manners and wow, how he became a part of all our "lives". How blessed you both are to have known each other. Thank you for sharing Denis with his Tweeps.ReplyDelete
I don't know if you'll ever check back in here Tracey. I hope you do, so you can read all the well wishes & sympathies for you & good-byes to Denis. I have to ditto everything said above, it really HAS been a privilege & a delight to have known Denis, if only online. As great as our loss is, I can't begin to imagine your loss. Thank you for sharing him with us all these years, and for your update. I wish Denis a peaceful ending, & hope you many friends & family to support you then, & when it's time to go on.ReplyDelete
Much love to you both,
Peggy Larson - aka Pegs.
Thank you so much Tracey for taking the time to post.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tracey. XXReplyDelete
I have known Denis since 1992 and I will always treasure the good memories of wine fueled dinners and lunches with him and Tracey. Over the duration of Denis' illness, our face to face contact with him gradually dwindled as Denis' energy decreased, but we were lucky to have seen him briefly a few days before his current decline.ReplyDelete
When the idea of a blog was first discussed, Denis dismissed it as he feared it would be infested with miracle cure proselytisers. Later, thankfully, he changed his mind, and his life-changing blog opened an entire new world to him of creative writing. Fortunately, his initial fear never materialised, and he reached out and touched perhaps hundreds of people through his lucid, compassionate, unflinching examination of what it is like to suffer this terrible illness. Of course, this meant that we all had to share Denis with more and more people as his blog's popularity and reputation increased while his limited time and energy decreased. No one felt this more than Tracey. I can briefly glimpse what this must feel like when my partner disappears into his computer, inspired to write. I feel his absence in the room and in my life until the creative work is finished.
While I felt and lamented a friend slipping away from me, I also felt gratitude that he had found something so satisfying and engrossing, and most of all, that he discovered a new self he possibly never knew existed -- that of a superb creative writer. The ending of the blog leaves a huge hole in my life. Every morning for three years, my first act was to log onto Denis' blog. But "all things come to an end", and I can only hope that Denis' transition is as smooth as possible, and that Tracey's transition gradually unfolds into a new and satisfying life.
Thanks, Tracey. Love to you and Denis. We'll miss him. xReplyDelete
Love to you both.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you both with huge admiration for your courage, humour and love. xx Sue UdenReplyDelete
Thankyou Tracey, you have both generously and graciously included us as far as this point, in all the ups and downs and it's been a precious privilege, more than Denis has even realised. Much love to you both xxReplyDelete
Thanks for the post Tracey. Love to you both!ReplyDelete
My sincere gratitude for this amazing blog and my thoughts and prayers, to both of you.ReplyDelete
A nurse, USA
You two will never be forgotten.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing him with us all, Tracey.ReplyDelete
My heartfelt sympathy to those who loved Denis. I was a Twitter friend for a short time, because I know what it is to love and lose someone through a brain tumor. Stay strong his family, and goodbye dear funny Denis.ReplyDelete
I am sure you have planned a magnificent farewell for Denis. Denis was a truly exceptional person - this was overwhelmingly obvious to total strangers like me, let alone to his beloved family and friends. He and I exchanged a few emails and tweets. His intellect, warmth and humanity shone so brightly. I felt very privileged to have had some insights into his superb ways of thinking via this blog. I came to Denis' blog during my own time as a carer for my husband, George, who also had a GBM4. I wish you love and courage - no, sorry, you have already shown all the courage that anyone could be capable of. I wish you love, gratitude for your extreme generosity, and all the support that you will ever need.
With love from a person you have never met or even heard of,
Jenny De Lacey (ex-Armidale)