Monday, December 28, 2009
Our Christmas has been quiet, but blessed....this time last year we didn't think there would be four of us for Christmas 2009. BUT....there is!! And Meggie is doing great. She has reached her 6 months remission mark, which has been confirmed even more by a clear CT scan (the results of which we received on 23rd December, along with a HUGE sigh of relief!). Monthly blood tests and 3 monthly CT scans will continue until at least next June, and she'll be declared cancer free after 5 years without relapse. THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN......
Tomorrow is a significant date in our lives. It's one year since Meggie began her second cocktail of chemo which she endured for 5 months. It's also going mark the beginning of the second round of chemo for our lovely friends, Ali, Michelle and their amazing daughter Evie. Our hearts and thoughts are with them and we're praying for a positive outcome. It's also our wedding anniversary....15 years....which is apparently our crystal anniversary.
We wish you a very happy new year. Let's hope that 2010 brings peace, stability, love, calm and health to us all...... Jane xxxx
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Last Friday we were asked to go back into the local radio station for a follow up interview. Meggie went dressed like Michael Jackson (her obsession is impressive!) They wanted to catch up with all the special kids that they're met over the year. Em and Sam Mac were pleased to see how well Meggie was looking and surprised to see that thick head of red hair!
Please spare a thought and prayers for Meggies little friend Evie who is back in battle with her cancer. She and her parents are having a really tough time at the moment, and we know how that feels. We were in the same boat this time last year and I can't find the words to explain how terrible it is.
Meggie has another CT scan and blood test on 16th December and then results on 23rd. Hoping and praying that things continue the way they have been and that everything is good. She's doing amazingly well - L O N G may it last....
Have a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2010!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Well, we're back from Bali and had a good time, although it really wasn't what we expected. I suppose as Pommies, we were expecting a beautiful island paradise, but the reality is rather different in that the island is really very dirty, and sometimes quite smelly too. We just didn't expect to see that so it was a bit of a shock. Also the condition of the animals, especially the dogs, made our hearts ache too.....We ended up travelling 3 hours to the only animal welfare organisation in Bali so that we could offer some help.....!
However, the Balinese are just the most gorgeous (inside and out) people. So polite, obliging and happy. Many of them have so little and live a life that we cannot even imagine, yet, they're happy.....
Just before we left for Bali, Meg had a review for the results of her CT scan that was done a couple of weeks earlier. We were told that there seemed to be a follicle on her right ovary, which they're sure is nothing to worry about, but she's having an ultrasound tomorrow just to be sure. We really don't expect this to be a problem, but I personally prefer to err on the side of caution and rule it out.
Meggie is doing great! Still looking good, and even has a bit of a tan now! On the whole, she enjoyed Bali, especially the snorkelling day we had at Mengangan Island. I was really proud of her! She's always very reluctant to get into the ocean here in Oz (probably because there are so many things that can sting or kill you!), but at the island, she slapped on her mask, snorkel and flippers and floated around watching the most amazing variety of fish, AND a turtle(!) for 2 hours! It was awesome!
I joined a telegroup this week that is facilitated by Redkite. We're a group of 6 parents of children fighting cancer, from all over Australia, and once a week we'll be having a "conference call" to talk, support, vent, etc.... This week we talked about "The New Normal". This is a way of us realizing that what we considered to be "normal" will never happen again. Once a child has (had) cancer, they change...... I really can't say how what Meg has gone through, truly affects her.... I see it all, I support her through it all, but I can't do it for her. I don't have to have needles, big operations, poison pumped into me, lose my hair, people staring at me, the uncertainty of my future. At the end of the day, in spite of all the love and support that she receives, MEG is the one that has to go through these ordeals. And that MUST make her angry as hell..... I'd be bloody angry.... and I'd want to vent that anger. And that seems to be what the "new normal" is for us at the moment. Lots of volatility, for the slightest of reasons, but at 11 years old, maybe that's the only way she can get it out....? Even as an adult I have feelings that I just don't know how to process sometimes....frustrations, anger, sadness, fear, .... how hard is that for a child that's only been here for 11 years?! I know I'm rambling, but this is something that we're struggling with and I find that once I start typing, things start to make more sense to me.... The interesting thing is that once I threw this issue into the telegroup, I heard a resounding "I hear ya!" from the other parents. We're all going through similar kinds of behavioural issues. It's like the chemo changes your child's personality....but it's probably more that it changes their reaction to life, based on their horrendous experience of cancer.... I don't know....
The thing is, when your child is in remision, everyone thinks "Fantastic!! That's wonderful news!" And it is! It IS wonderful to see Meg doing regular things, enjoying life and being a normal young girl. BUT, it in no way means that your anxiety, struggles and fear are all gone. I'm constantly scared that it's back. The slightest twinge or pain, and I have a fear that "something" is going on. And there's a "fallout" - the results that are left from the damage that the diagnosis, the treatment, the experience, and the unpredictability of the disease leave. It makes me SO angry.
I know I shouldn't say "Why my Meg?" and I really don't very often. I know that our lives are very blessed compared to millions of people around this globe. But now and then, I do ask that question. I'll never know the answer.
I also did something this week that I'm not sure I should have done..... I watched "My Sister's Keeper" on my own (which was probably better than watching it with anyone at all!). I ended up crying harder than I've cried in a long time.... I would call it a "purge". And like my lovely boss said - it was cheaper that 6 councelling sessions!! The movie covers only the surface of what cancer patients go through, but enough to see what a nightmare it is...
I'm starting to think that this blog is a bit like a virtual councellor....
Anyway, ramble over.....off to PMH for the ultrasound tomorrow. I'm sure it'll all be fine and dandy.
My Meg ROCKS!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
That's three months clear now - bloody fabulous!! My redhead is such a star!!
Now we can go away on holiday (we're off to Bali on 8th Oct) and really relax........
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Meg's doing great; looking really well, her hair is growing beautifully, and it's still red! Yay! Her temperament just wouldn't suit any other colour!!
We HATE going back into hospital; it brings on really uncomfortable feelings that I can't even put into words, but THANK GOD for PMH. As much we we don't like going back, we're SO glad and lucky that they're there, and are so thankful for the wonderful care that Meg's received these last 18 months.
Thanks to all of you for your continuing messages of support. Pleasee keep them coming...
I'll post Meggie's results next week.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Phil and I had a wonderful time at the Strike a Chord "Sparkle" Ball. It was super emotional and apart from about half an hour in the middle of the proceedings when we were asked to stand up and declare ourselves as Meggie's parents, at which point Phil and I "disintegrated" and blubbed for about 20 minutes, we had a fantastic time!
I can't thank Strike a Chord, 92.9 radio, Automasters and of course Mum and Dad (who got the tickets for the ball for us) enough.....it's been a wonderful and very special experience. (God! I sound like I'm at the Oscars!!)
Friday, August 7, 2009
Also, there are a couple of great pics on the Strike a Chord website http://www.strikeachord.org
I'm off to get my wild locks of hair sorted out now, in readiness for the ball.......:)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
At the moment Meg is doing fantastically well! She has oodles of energy and even when she's been out all day, mucking out stables, raking arenas, cleaning tack, rugging and feeding horses, and generally being very active, she STILL has energy enough left to annoy poor Ellie!! She's looking really well, has colour in her cheeks and her hair is starting to sprout along with eyelashes and eyebrows. She spent the first 6 days of the school holidays at the riding stables from 8am to 5pm and LOVED it! She then went to our lovely friends, Ross and Tanya's farm in Nannup with Ellie for a week. Acres and acres of beautiful landscape, fresh air, exercise and cows! She called us half way through her farm trip to say she was very homesick and wanted to come home, so Phil ended up going to collect her on the Friday. That was fine, and not totally unexpected; she's been with me constantly for the last 18 months and being away from us was bound to affect her feelings of security. I'm just happy that she had such a great holiday and was able to live her life instead of being holed up in hospital, as has been the case on most of her previous school holidays.
So, the upshot now is that Meg has been "clear" for 3 weeks. She still has a 50/50 chance of the cancer returning or staying in remission. She's relpased twice before; the first time after 9 weeks, and the second time after 8 weeks, so we're aiming for the 8 week mark to start with, and then the black cloud that follows us around may shrink a little...... Then we'll aim for 3 months, then four..... Meg's oncologist has made it very clear that she needs to stay clear for at least 12 months for her to have a chance. So THAT is what we're going to do...... We're not out of the woods yet, but we're going to do everything we can to get there. Please keep praying and sending positive, healing thoughts her way.......
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Its me Meggy!
I've had all my results and...................They are all clear! Every single one!!! YAY YAY YAY
We're going to celebrate by going to Sizzlers on Friday!
That's good news for me. I am going to go in for monthly blood tests and then see what happens from then on. I think i'm doing really well and i deserve to get a horse!! :):):) ha ha( don't tell mum that!)
Talk to you later bye
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I had a "meltdown" again this morning. It came from nowhere and it's many hours later now and I still feel so......not sure what the word is........dread-ful, as in, full of dread.....and afraid....... I suppose it's because I know that we're coming closer to knowing whether the chemo and surgery have done what we want them to do, and if they have, which I'm fully expecting, then we're going to be watching, worrying and waiting every month for the results of blood tests. I know that sounds terribly negative, and most of the time, I'm really not negative. I'm just so scared.....
Meg's had lots of fun during the time we're been free of hospital visits (almost three weeks!) She's had two whole weeks at school and she's started riding lessons, and spends as much tme as she can at the stables, looking after the horses, mucking out, tacking up and generally learning about the groundwork of horse care. She even has her own jodphurs and looks fab in them! The other girls at the stables are really lovely to Meg, and she feels very welcome there. Yesterday I took her for her riding lesson at 8am and she spent the rest of the day helping out, and got a free ride at the end of the day and did her first jump which she was absolutely delighted about. Phil went to collect her and it was pouring with rain so when she called me from the car after the ride I asked her if she was drenched and she said she was so I said I'd have a nice warm bath ready for her when she got home. She said "No! I want to keep smelling like horse!!" How gorgeous......
Monday, June 1, 2009
It's really ironic.....Throughout all of the chemo that Meg's had, she's never once had a temperature that caused her to be admitted, and she's never needed blood transfusions (other than during her surgeries), and now after her last chemo, she gets both! We're just very lucky that she's been as well as she has between all of her treatment, and that we've only had to do this once in the last 16 months.......
We're back in to PMH on 22nd and 23rd June for all of her final tests; bone scan, CT scan, kidney function test, hearing test and bloods. A week later we'll meet with Meg's oncologist to find out the results. THAT will be a big day, and hopefully one full of good, positive news..........
Friday, May 22, 2009
So, if you have any miracle remedies to get rid of a cold quickly, please pass them on! Thanks!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Well, as the title of the post says, we're going in on Friday for what we're hoping and praying will be Meg's last cycle of chemo. I'm so glad for her that she feels that this part of her journey is coming to an end, but I'm not jumping up and down about it because I know that her cancer is very unpredictable. We just have to say goodbye to that part of the journey and hope that we never have to face bad news again.
Once this cycle of chemo is over, Meg has to go through loads of tests again to see what the chemo has done, and then, if "all clear" she'll go to having monthly blood tests indefinitely. The way that they'll be able to tell if anything is going on will be from her AFP (Alpha Feta Protein) level. Her oncologist has said that she has a 50% chance of the cancer not coming back. If it does come back, it depends WHEN it comes back. If it's in a few years time, then she can be treated again with the same protocol of chemo that she's just had. If the cancer returns sooner than that, then we have a very serious problem in that there isn't anything else that they can treat her with. As you can imagine, we don't even want to "go there". We have to believe that she's going to be fine and well and that this vile disease is gone from her body.
Meg's doing really well at the moment. She's got colour in her cheeks, and enough energy to have a really good scrap with her sister on a fairly regular basis, so she's obviously feeling OK! Obviously this next cycle will knock her down again, but she always bounces back quickly even though with each one she gets more and more depleted.
I just can't wait for her to be able to get back to some sort of normality; start a sport, grow her hair so I can go back to nagging her to wash it again!! I can't believe that she's been bald (apart from a brief spell during remission) for a year. She's starting to think about what she would like for her "Make a Wish". They like the children to make their wish when they're off treatment. She's still veering towards a cruise! Great choice Meg :)!
Last weekend, we had a very special treat..... Our lovely friend Lisa had organised for a chef (Ritz London trained no less!) to come to our house and cook for us! Meg chose the menu, and we had a group of friends come along as well. What a meal! Meg loved it and asked if Chef Richard could come and cook for us every weekend! I wish! We ate amazing antipasto, traditional roast beef and the most fantastic roasties and yorkies ever, followed by creme brulee. It was wonderful. And he washed up afterwards!!
So....two more days and then back to Hotel 3B for 6 days, and then who knows what.......? I'm believing, praying, hoping that my feisty redhead will be well for a long, long time, and be able to go back to being a normal, carefree child again.
Keep those prayers and positive thoughts flying through to us!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I got my award today!!! At the beginning I didn't really want to go or even get it.(sad i know)but.... once i saw other children go up I didn't feel so scared. When i got there i was feeling really scared. But its all over now so i feel so much better now and very proud of myself!! There was this one little girl who could not speak. It was really sad .... She had red hair like me !! There was a little boy who lost some of his fingers and both of his feet from meningitis that was really sad too. :( Just a really big thanks to Lisa,Jay,Heather,Courtney and her mum for coming to support me!! thankyou :) My friend Evie was there with her parents Ali and Michelle!!
p.s please can you comment on this one because i love to read them!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Hope you enjoy the pics!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Just to let you know im feeling a bit down today. I was feeling sick this morning but im feeling better now still a bit sick-ish but im doing good!! Enough about me how about everyone else.
How everyone else doing ?
I dont really have much to say so yeah
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Meg will be receiving a
When: Sunday 19th April 2008
Where: St Mary's Anglican Girls School, Elliot Rd, Karrinyup
All friends and supporters are very welcome to come along!
Yesterday we said a sad goodbye to my brother Simon, and my neice Jennifer. It's been lovely having them with us for a couple of weeks and we've laughed so much which in itself is great medicine, especially for Meg. Unfortunately, Simon and Jen had to say goodbye to Meg in the hospital, but we had lots of fun before he left and what made it even better was that Meg was feeling well enough to enjoy it.
I've finally made arrangements to get some counselling; something that I've been encouraged to do by lots of people, but have kept putting off for various reasons. The counselling is provided by The Cancer Council and they link you with a counsellor they feel is best suited for your particular situation. I'll be taking Ellie with me for a joint session and then hopefully Ellie will feel comfortable meeting with the counsellor on her own from time to time. Meggie still sees her Occupational Therapist. She gets on very well with her and is able to open up to her which is great. So much more goes through her mind than she lets on so it's really good that she had a place where she can talk about things without worrying about upsetting us.
I'm going back to work this week! My lovely boss Linda asked if I'd like to cover for the lady that stepped into my place when Meg relapsed as she's spending the Easter holidays with her children. I feel that this is a good time to "trickle" back into work as we only have two more cycles of chemo to get through and weekly hospital appointments for bloods. I've missed the camaraderie of work, the support and love of the women I work with (although I know it comes from them in spirit), and it'll be good to earn a living too! So Meg and I will be going to the office in North Freo on Thursday and Friday this week and Tuesday and Thursday the week after. I'm really looking forward to it.
On Sunday of this week, Meggie will be receiving her Children of Courage Award. She's so nervous about it! We'll be taking lots of pics of the day and will be posting them on here. (That's if I can hold the camera along with the box of tissues that I know I'm going to need).
It's cloudy and windy today - lovely! Meg and I have just been for a little walk outside (along with the IV trolley). It was gorgeous to feel the wind and to sit and enjoy the fresh air. We sat and played I Spy, chatted and played a hand game called "Double Double This This"! Now we're back inside Hotel 3B, watching the minutes and hours tick away, and hoping that the doctors say we can escape!
Thank you to all of that visited us during this stay; it was lovely to see you all plus it really helps to break up the monotony of the days.
We hope you all had a lovely Easter break!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
It's been a while since the last post - sorry! (Thanks to everyone that nagged me!)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I went to pathology yesterday and saw the right lobe of Meg's liver that was removed and the tumour. I'm sure lots of people think that I'm strange wanting to do that, but it does help me process the whole thing. I did the same with the first huge tumour that she had removed. I wanted to see this cancer; this monstrous disease, that is threatening my Meggie's life. My first sight of it made me gasp a little and the first thing that came out of my mouth was "oh bless....that's part of my little girl...." The lobe of her liver was much bigger than I expected, as was the tumour, but I could clearly see that it was all out, and there in front of me. It made me feel so sad that this "specimin" and all the slices next to it came from my Meg's body, but when I saw the tumour I felt so mad. It was so obviously different and sinister to me. Maybe that's what helps me - being able to actually direct my anger at something physical, instead of just the word "cancer". Whatever it is, I'm glad that I did it, but I hope I never have to see another piece of my little girl on a sterile tray ever again.
Here are a couple of photos taken this afternoon - both sleeping (again!) but she has had a very big week so I'm sure you'll all understand.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Eeehhhh, my Meg....she 'int 'arf tuff!!!! :)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Yesterday, three of the wonderful oncology nurses; Kate, Michelle and Ramina, came to visit Meg and sang "My Girl" to her which was just gorgeous. I videoed it on my mobile phone with the intention of posting it on the blog, but couldn't get it to work (sorry girls! I know how much you were looking forward to seeing your "moves" on here!) Thanks so much you lovely ladies for making the effort and taking the time out for "my girl" XXX
I went home last night to get some decent sleep, Ellie went to her best friend Toneal's house and stayed over, and Phil stayed with Meg. It was nice to be home, but I missed being with Meg so much. I was a bit of a pest, texting Phil so often for an update on how she was. It's strange; I wanted to be home and have some alone time to think, but when I actually got it I was wandering around like a lost soul and felt very restless. I do know though, that it's important for me to get away from the hospital when I have the opportunity - it makes me a better carer when I come back. Poor Phil got very little sleep last night; the recliners that they have in the room are not the most comfortable to spend a whole night on, and Meg was restless. He'll go home today and hopefully sleep well tonight.
So, Meg and I are now watching Harry Potter - The Goblet of Fire - Meg on the chair and me on the bed! I gave her a bed bath earlier and a change of PJ's and she's nibbling on grapes and drinking lots of water. Her appetite hasn't returned yet but she is managing to eat bits of soft fruit.
Here's my little warrior.......I love her so much..... It's not the best shot of her - she didn't want her photo taken!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Meg is doing really well. The surgery had no complications. She only needed two units of blood during the operation and they removed the right lobe of her liver, her gall bladder and shaved an area off her diaphragm where the tumour had stuck to it. When she came into ICU we were expecting her to still be intubated, but she wasn't, thankfully, and she was breathing on her own. She still had lots of "lines" in; central line in her neck, an arterial line in her wrist, two peripheral lines, a naso-gastric tube, nasal oxygen prongs, two drains coming out of her abdomen, a catheter and an epidural. She was pretty sick when she first came out and vomitted quite a lot, but that settled down eventually. Her central line, one periheral and the arterial lines are now out and she's doing so well that we've been transferred onto the ward and out of ICU! We were originally expecting to be in ICU for up to 4 days so that just shows how incredible she is.
So, we're now in room 7 on ward 5c (if anyone is passing) and she's still very "out of it". She can manage to nod or shake her head, but movement of any kind is really painful for her at the moment (even with the epidural).
All of your prayers and positive thoughts worked wonders - thank you all. Please keep them coming for a speedy recovery.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Meggie is really keen to go riding again this weekend so I'm going to make a few calls now to see if I can book it. Thanks to everyone for texts, facebook messages, emails and phone calls......we appreciate every single one of them, so even though we don't reply individually, please know that you're making a difference.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
I should have posted this blog earlier because I know people were waiting to hear how things were going, but something was stopping me.....probably not wanting to truly confront the next phase of our journey. I'll come to that later....
We came in on Thursday morning which as you know was Meggie's 11th birthday. She had a lovely couple of hours at home opening her pressies (pics to come on a separate blog) and then it was off to "Hotel 3B"! We had a wonderful welcome from everyone on the ward; they sang Happy Birthday a few times and she received more pressies from staff and other patients which was lovely! The Camp Quality puppets even sang to her which she found very embarrassing! Her chemo was started in the evening and she did amazingly well for two days; no nausea or sickness and her craving for Subway sandwiches was strong! Late on the second day, her nausea and vomiting kicked in and stayed there until this afternoon. The chemo has a cumulative effect so the further into the cycle she goes, the worse the nausea is and the more medication she needs to control it. Thankfully, everything is under control now and we have our "Oncology show bag" full of medications to keep her feeling well. She's now feeling much better and we're going to be discharged tonight. Yay!
Our next stay is due on March 11th and the thought of it at the moment is quite traumatic. The story so far on Meg's test results is that the tumour on her liver that is causing most concern hasn't changed at all. It hasn't grown and it hasn't shrunk. This could mean that the tumour tissue is necrotic. However, the last time her tumour was biopsied, it showed that the tissue was necrotic, but a few weeks later it sprang back into life again. The oncologists, radiologists and surgeons all felt that it would be best for Meg to remove this problem tumour as it just doesn't react as they expect it to. So, the upshot of this is that Meg will have a partial hepatectomy (removal of the liver) on March 11th. Her surgeon has spoken briefly to me about the surgery and it'll take between 4 - 6 hrs, followed by 2 - 4 days in intensive care, then up to 2 weeks on the ward. It's a huge operation and she'll have two more large incisions on her abdomen in an upside-down T shape. They won't know until they "go in" how much of her liver they'll need to remove, but it could be up to half of it. The tumour is very high in her liver, and close to her diaphragm, and they may have to remove some of that too. The surgeon who's doing the operation is a guy who's a specialist in liver transplants in adults and works from a private hospital here in Perth.
Meg, as usual is taking this news in her stride, but I'm going to try and get her to post a blog on here to "talk" about her feelings. She does keep things quite close to heart at times, and she's been too sick this week for us to really talk about it. I'm feeling very apprehensive about the operation. I remember what it was like waiting for 4 hours for her when she had her open heart surgery in 2000, and it was awful. The waiting is the hardest part. I just want to get back to her and hold her, and kiss her and let her hear my voice.
So, we're sitting here patiently waiting for the doctors to say we can go home. We can't leave until 7pm (it's all to do with the timing of her last dose of chemo and needing to be on IV fluids for 24 hours afterwards). Then we get to stay home for a couple of weeks, apart from a few more day visits for blood tests, a PET scan and cross matching of blood just before her operation. Meg can't wait to get back into her own bed and not have to get up a couple of times for a bathroom trip during the night!
Thanks to everyone for following our journey and posting comments. I know that some of you are having real problems posting comments, and I'm sorry that I can't help....it seems to be very temperamental! We do know that you're all "with us" and we'll be keeping you posted on developments.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Meg's been feeling pretty "flat" this weekend, and has been having a constant headache which we've been unable to get rid of with medication. Obviously as parents of a child with cancer, that makes us quite "twitchy", more so than if Meggie didn't have any health problems. We'll be speaking to her oncologist on Thursday about this new development. It could be Meg's way of showing her anxiety about this "big week" of tests, it could be the heat, it could just be a normal headache, we don't know, but we will need to get it checked out.
I was lying in bed unable to sleep the other night and I was thinking how life has been so "normal" this last week. Meg has been pretty active and well, she's been at school all week, she's argued with her sister(!)........ You almost find yourself temporarily forgetting that she has cancer. In lots of ways it's nice to have that relief - feeling normal, but then it all comes crashing back when you have another appointment or test.
Meg has established a friendship with a wonderful 17 year old young lady called Elizabeth in the USA who also has been diagnosed with Ovarian Germ Cell Tumour. She began her journey just before Christmas this year and I contacted her to offer our support and friendship. I was so pleased when she replied and now she and Meg are emailing which is great! You can catch up on her journey by typing in "Ohcancergirl" in the You Tube search box. She has a wonderful attitude to her illness and Meggie thinks it's really cool to have Elizabeth as her buddy!
I had a big "fix" of lovely women last week. I met with three of my lovely doula friends on Thursday night and we had a good natter and an indian meal - absolutely loved it! Then, on Friday, while Meg went off to the movies with friends, mum and I met up with my gorgeous Community Midwifery ladies. It was so good to catch up with them again and feel their love and caring. Thank you all ladies!!
Meg's birthday falls on the 19th Feb and that will also mark 1 year since she was diagnosed. As her 10th birthday got lost amongst all of the surgery and tests last year, she missed out on a proper celebration, so this year she's having a bowling afternoon followed by party food at home with silly games! Our wonderful friends Ross, Tanya and Toneal, and the whole gorgeous McGurnaghan clan will be celebrating with us so we should have a great day!
So, time to sign off for now. Hopefully, our next blog will be a positive one with good news. We should find out by the end of the week. Keep everything crossed!!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Meg was D E L I G H T E D!!!! And so she should be! She's had the most miserable summer holiday and it really brought it home today when I took her into school and all of the other children were talking about all the wonderful, exciting things they'd done, and in contrast, Meg had gone through two cycles of chemo. We're definitely not "out of the woods" yet, but at least we're heading in the right direction.
And Meggie needs more comments!!! Where are you Uncle Simon??? Has your hangover gone yet??!! :) Happy Birthday Aunty Tracey!!! XXXX
Friday, January 30, 2009
Hopefully i spelt your name right?? Yes pmh is really nice. I have seen the clown doctors!! dont tell them if you see them i don't really like them they are so annoying but there ok. What about you how are you feeling? Back to school? Is it nice not having cancer but we wont go there sorry!!
Ill cya later
xx xxxxps your a really good friendxxxxxxxx