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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Getting on with life!

I've been able to breathe easy these last four years as my eldest son, Paul, has been in remission from throat cancer. He had radiotherapy and chemo to shrink a massive tumour on his neck. There were many dark days at that time but his dad and I helped to pull him through it. Now another scary time approached as a couple of months ago he started to have seizures and was eventually diagnosed with a brain tumour.  He had his operation to remove it 10 days ago and, as he recovered so well, it's hard to believe that he was allowed home three days after the operation.  His surgeon, Mr Chandler, at Kings College Hospital in South London, is renowned for operating on small children so we knew he was in safe hands.  Paul was up and out of bed and escaping from the ward just a few hours after the op in search of coffee and muffins. He'd spotted a Costa Coffee franchise at the bottom of the stairs and was off to get himself  'munchies'.  He'd even taken photo's of himself and posted them on Facebook not long after coming round.  Now I'm holding my breath for the results that we will know on Tuesday but I know in my heart that whatever happens Paul will do his very best to get through this setback.

I made him a 'get well soon' card that he loved and he asked me to make something similar for all the nursing staff on his ward. I used an image from the 'Wine Buffs' CD along with some SU's razzleberry card stock and ink.    

I've kept quite a low profile these last few weeks but I have been totally overwhelmed by the love and support shown to me.  There are some pretty amazing people whom I've never met but absolutley amaze me especially those beautiful people on MSE.  My Red Hat friends in the US have kept a prayer vigil for Paul and I know that they helped me once before.    Keep Paul in your thoughts and prayers to give him the strength to face what ever comes on Tuesday.


Ali said...

Oh so pleased the op went well - lol going for coffee and muffins - nice one!!!

Happy Days said...

So sorry to hear about your son. I'm really pleased the op went well will keep my fingers crossed that the news is good on Tuesday. xx

Sarah said...

Lovely to 'hear' from you, lol at your son searching for coffee and cake, bet the nurses had something to say about that! Missing you on MSE but have been thinking of you and your family constantly and will continue to do so, sending the hugest of huge cyber hugs your way lovely lady xxx

Antonia said...

It is good to hear from you and I will keep Paul in my prayers.

Love the card :)

Gemma said...

Hi Jenny, I wasn't aware of what you and your family were going through but I'm so pleased that the op went well, will keep you and Paul in my thoughts xxx

Angie - Bumble Bee's Craft Den said...

Hi Jennie - I'm sorry I didn't know that your son had been ill as I'm not on MSE much these days . It must have been a very worrying time for you. I hope that Paul now makes a speedy recovery and gets the news that you want from the test results. Thinking of you and your family. Lots of love Angiexx

Chocolate Orange said...

Jennie .. I am so pleased to read that all went well for the op... Must of been good if Paul was in search of coffee and muffins.. You have all been in my thoughts... Hope all the results have been received and are in Pauls favour..

As always sending you all, great big hugs...

Choccy xxxxxx