Monday, December 28, 2009


Happy "in between Christmas and New Year!" to all of our wonderful family and friends. No cards were sent this year as we've made a nice donation to "Redkite" who have been a fantastic source of support to our family.

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

Six months down....!

Just a quick post to let you all know that we had the results from Meggie's last blood test and everything is still good! Yay!! That's 6 months in remission now! Awesome! Obviously we're still not "out of the woods" but we just try and take every day as it comes and it's so fantastic seeing Meg enjoying a normal life, parties, riding, dancing to Michael Jackson,fighting with her sister (well, that part isn't very enjoyable for Phil and I!) We're starting to gear up for Christmas, although I think it'll be quite a laid back and quiet time, which actually suits us fine. The weather has been really kind to us so far - only a couple of stinking hot days, so we're able to enjoy the sunshine and the ocean.

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!

Jane x