I`have been in a very reflective mood since just before Christmas last, when my soul mate passed away from the 2 year battle with cancer.
As a child and right through my life, one of my favourite foods was...brussel sprouts. I loved them, and when they would come on special, I would buy them in 10 kg lots and eat them cold from the fridge for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner, of course with other food as well. I was something about the strong taste that I adored.
At the supermarket checkout, I would get comments about the amount I was buying, I would say things like, "Oh the kids have been misbehaving this week, so this is their punishment".
My lovely wife hated them as much as I loved them, When I tried to hide one in her meal, even a couple of leaves, she would spot them and hand them back, there was no way I could get her to eat brussel sprouts.
She would love, cheesecake, biscuits, chocolate any thing sweet and sugary.
My lovely wife was a GP throughout her working life, and if I had a dollar for every time she said to me, "you will never die from bowel cancer, because you eat plenty of brussel sprouts", I would be a rich man.
My lovely wife died 21/12/11 age 58 from... Bowel cancer.
Oh the irony
R I P my lovely girl
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.