Carolyn McCormac


Dorothy House
Dorothy House Hospice Care supports people with life-limiting illness, their families and carers in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset. Covering an area of over 700sq miles with a population of 550,000 people, the majority of our care is delivered in the home and the community. This includes our Nurse Specialist teams working in partnership with GPs, a growing Hospice at Home Service and support through our Outreach Centres and 1,200 plus volunteers. We also provide inpatient care, pre-and post-bereavement support, rehabilitation programmes, complementary and creative therapies and more. We aim to equip individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills to respond to life-limiting illnesses with dignity, compassion and - above all - humanity. Our education and training programmes are at the forefront of this work. Dorothy House Hospice Care is an independent charity. All our services are provided free of charge and are only possible with the generous support of our local community: For every £1 we receive from the NHS, we have to raise £4.
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Dorothy House

As those of you who read my blog will know, Dot House is a vital part of my well-being and has helped me through the last nine months in various ways, from practical, clinical to emotional and I still have a Dot House nurse visiting me at home every two to three weeks, just to check how I'm managing and what other needs I have.  It might sound cliched but they really are angels without wings.

Day Patient Unit

Day patient units are run Monday to Friday and occasionally, we do an activity (like Centre Parcs in May, the Amercian Museum in July) where we get to meet the patients that come along on other days. Dot House is where I got my 'editor's' job! Along with Roz who is in charge of creative recreation there, I will be editing the newsletter for the Day Patient Units, allowing us all to keep up with each other. The range of people at the units is vast and not all patients have cancer.

The Midnight Walk

This Saturday 11 September at midnight I will be walking 8 km around Bath, no great hardship, it's a beautiful city.  I've been training to make sure I can do it and with the help of painkillers should be OK.  By the end of my training despite taking ibuprofen and paracetamol, along with Targinact I still have back ache, I'm hoping adrenelin and the fact I've been sponsored will push me through. The walk I did in June was five kilometres over rough but soft ground, this will be on roads and pavements so easier in some ways, but a harder, if more even surface.  I'll have to take it very easy.

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The photo above was taken on my birthday this year when Mum, Dad, James and I went for dinner in Bath.  The headscarf's off now and my hair's coming back but I'm not quite up for photos yet!

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.



Recent donors

05.10.10 Well done you - not sure if I could walk 8km, so thanks for saving me the job!

22.09.10 Well done - you should be up for some photographs you look fantastic!

20.09.10 Well done you XXXX

19.09.10 A fantastic achievement - well done you. Hope you had fun in the moon beams. Lots of love. xxx

18.09.10 Great cause by a great gal! xxx

15.09.10 Well done to you Carolyn, you are a true inspiration to us all. Thinking of you lots With love and big hugs Claire & David xxxxxxx

13.09.10 well done, as always you are an inspiration xx

12.09.10 I'm certain you made it so here's another tenner for a very brave girl! A bientot en France??? (can there really be 2 x Ali W??).

12.09.10 Hope all went well last night,Well done xx


11.09.10 Hope it's a starry night for you. Enjoy the sights xx

10.09.10 Good luck you - wish I had half your energy! You go girl!!!! xx

10.09.10 good luck Carolyn!

09.09.10 Go for it you can do it! Lol X X X X

09.09.10 I hope the weather is kind to you, have a great time xx

08.09.10 Inspirational as always - Take care xxxx

06.09.10 May you be bathed in Bath's moonlight X

06.09.10 Take your time, enjoy the night, the moon and the stars ;) x


06.09.10 I hope you and your sexy shoes (you're ALWAYS wearing sexy shoes!) have a fantastic and successful event. And here's to there being no mud! xxx

06.09.10 Great cause(s) - Dot House and YOU! Looking forward to reading about it in your next blog. xxx

06.09.10 Bonne Chance ma cherie!!! A bientot xxxx


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