These Widow’s Shoes – My blog (me being Sally, Ben’s wife) about life since losing Ben. It includes reflections on the experience of being a widow, and posts on our toddler daughter’s journey as her understanding of the world and what has happened in her family develops.
Teaching Cancer To Cry – Ezra Caldwell’s beautifully written blog about his years of fighting cancer – plus brilliant photos, recipes and stuff about bikes. This blog inspired Ben to start his back in April 2012. Well worth reading.
My Malignant Melanoma – A website run by a group of malignant melanoma patients and their carers, offering evidence-based information and advice. It includes a blog that is regularly updated with news about the latest treatments and medical trials, as well as links to other blogs and melanoma patient stories.
Living with and Fighting Terminal Cancer – Stage 4 Malignant Melanoma with Multiple Brain and Chest Metastases…the Worst Non-Alcohol Related Headache I’ve Ever Had – Mike Parke’s story and blog (now continued by his wife, Kady) have many similarities to Ben’s – both were strong, positive-minded men, diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma in their early thirties. Both fought hard, willing to undergo all sorts of treatment and gruelling side effects to stay with their loved ones for as long possible. Mike’s blog is honest, funny and highly informative…well worth a look.