Thought I would post a little update on my absence for anyone wondering. My mum is in hospital and has been since 28th December, she has bowel cancer that has spread to her spine and there is no cure. She has had a major operation which has ensured that I get to keep her for a while longer, although how much longer I don't know. We just have to take every day one step at a time. I drive 40 miles there, 40 miles back (over an hour's drive) and spend 7 hours in another county just to be with her, I arrive home after 9pm every night and it's exhausting. She is being sent to a rehabilitation unit nearer where I live, just 10 minutes away and I can't wait, it will be so much easier. Also the positive thing is that it is rehabilitation, not a hospice. We have time, I just don't know how much. I cherish every moment I have with my wee mum, I love her so much and it's breaking my heart!