Winning #BlogFlash2012

Hi. Sadly this is the final day of #BlogFlash2012. These last thirty days have been a rollercoaster ride of creativity, emotion, and making some wonderful new friends, and we couldn’t have done it without our lovely and supportive host, Terri Long. Thank you Terri for making this possible.

The Day 30 final prompt is Winning. At first I was going to write a piece about hoping to win relief from my constant back pain (I’ve got surgery coming up next month), but after a great deal of thought, I decided to share a very special memory with you all. It’s a different take on winning – most people think of winning a race or a sports trophy, but there are many other types of winning and this special post describes one. I’m sure there are many people who can relate to this post in one way or another and so this is dedicated to everyone who has been there.



She sat relaxing, cup of tea by her side. Since her last dose of Radiotherapy she needed to rest in the afternoons. She allowed her mind to wander, unconsciously fingering the small scar on her breast where the cancerous lump had been removed.

It seemed like it had been a long, painful journey, but was not even a year since she’d found it. Now she’d finished her course of treatment and had a final scan. Waiting for the results were agonising. She felt a chill run through her as she thought of the prospect of more treatment or that most dreaded of words, ‘terminal’.

Anxiously waiting . . .

The phone rang and she grabbed it.

“Mrs Roker? I’ve got your scan results. I’m so pleased to tell you there’s no sign of the cancer. You’re now officially in remission!” Her smile was beauty personified.



23 thoughts on “Winning #BlogFlash2012

  1. Carlie, I also wanted to thank you for all the encouraging words you gave me over the past month. It’s been fun getting to know you and reading your posts. I will be back to visit you.

  2. Great one to finish with – I’ve really enjoyed these little snippets over the last month, and this one in particular: my mum is in remission so it strikes a very real chord.
    Hope all goes well with the surgery and it gives you the relief you need 🙂

    • Well hi there, Deborah! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them. I knew someone would know exactly where I was coming from with this and I’m so pleased your mum is in remission.
      Thanks for your good wishes regarding my surgery – I really appreciate it. 🙂

  3. This is a wonderfully inspiring post, Carlie. I’ve absolutely loved my visits to your blog over the last 30 days. Your words and images have added such color to every day! I wish you every luck with the back surgery and truly hope you’ll keep in touch!

    • Thank you, Terri, for all your encouragement and lovely comments. I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed your visits here and I hope I’ve managed to brighten your days!
      Thanks for your good wishes for my surgery and I will definitely keep in touch – maybe sooner than you think! 😀

  4. Winning never sounded so good! Beautiful Carlie.
    I hope your surgery goes well for your back pain. My brother just had back surgery and is recovering nicely. I’ll be thinking of you and wishing for the best!

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