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The Doctor and Rose

Over a decade ago, David Tennant and Billie Piper acted out some very emotional scenes as Dr Who and Rose.

The episode left them living apart, stuck in a parallel universe to each other.

It struck me today that this happened the same year as my son was first diagnosed with Cancer. Since then, there has always been “time before” and “time after” that day.

My “normal” existence came to a halt and my life’s path was dramatically diverted into the unknown. Other families, those without a Cancer Child, carry on regardless. I’m in a different territory, seeing what goes on in “normal” lives as they run alongside mine, but not being able to follow that path, not fitting in, and forever changed.

Yes it’s true that as time goes on you build a new life. There are aspects of my new life I would absolutely not want to change. To go back now would be impossible, and to be honest I wouldn’t want to lose what I have now. I would rather bring the best bits of my old life into my new life, and, I would delete my son’s Cancer in the blink of an eye if that was possible.

I’m just using The Doctor and Rose to illustrate the drama of that year and the sudden change that sent me off course.

Obviously, people’s lives do change; subtle changes and the planned changes can be dealt with. I’m still trying to make sense of what happened to me, and trying to live my new life, but not making a huge success of it!

Just a final note about depression:

How can I be depressed when I have a loving husband and family?

The answer is, that I don’t know, but I’m going to think about it long and hard and see if I can explain it in another blog post.

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