Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Good News Post!!! Edited

Oh happy days!  I'm pleased, relieved, happy and filled with joy!  I've had my three month CT scan (yucky, yucky drink!!) and three month oncology appointment.

My cancer marker counts have dropped from 2300 + to 237!!!!

Life is feeling pretty wonderful at the moment because there's more good news!
My bones have hardened as they are now absorbing calcium, delaying the nasty side effects of metastasis in the bones! I can dance again!

Oh woe!  Doom, Doom!!!!  My liver was riddled!!!!  I read my first scan report as the dr left it up on the screen before I realised what it was.  I read fast.  Too fast sadly.  I'd read most of it before I realised what it was. Thank goodness it wasn't anyone else's records. I asked him to remove it so I didn't have to see it. There are some things we just don't need to know!  I'm not stupid.  I lectured in Biology and Human Health. I knew it was bad: so in short, it was indeed riddled!

But what is this??? More tidings of Joy??? 

YAY!!!!  There is more good news!!!
 A lot of the fissures (tumours) have gone completely and the rest have reduced by up to 50%!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And it doesn't stop there!!

I now have normal liver function, even with the chemo effects on the liver!!!
I am me again!!!!

And yes, I do, I do!!!!  I do believe in fairies!!!!!

And what is this?????
Surely not more good news???
Can life be that good?

Oh my, yes indeed! It really can! 

My second book has been accepted by Bear Tails Illustrations publishing company and Paula, their amazing illustrator has started work on it already!
It's longer and it was written while I was at Mount Falcon in the study area of our suite (omg best holiday ever!!!!!)
'Can I Be a Hare?' will be out soon.

Fergus is very pleased as he has a major role in this story!
He gets so giddy at the thought of fame that he's quite impossible at the moment and has been banned from coming inside! 
He doesn't seem to mind and even though his bounciness is wreaking havoc on my lawn, I don't have the heart to tell him off!

And the last good news is that I have a week off from chemo now. I've had four cycles (three weeks on, one week off) and two left to go before the next scans and to find out what comes next.
It's ok though. I'll put up with anything if it works.

I'm looking forwards to some writing, crochet and of course stitching and when I'm not busy relaxing, I'll be holding my soul mate's hand and we'll go for a wander down 100 acre wood to see what we can find, to hide from heffalumps and woozles and sit down for tea with Winnie the Pooh.  We have to bring our own hunny but it's ok.  We're happy to share what we have.  And when our tummies are full, we will go on an adventure to find Tinkerbell and  then we'll all lie down by flamingo lagoon and count shooting stars!

Happy crafting everyone!

I almost forgot. I did a radio interview for Athlone Community Radio Station where I talk about the book and my approach to cancer and raising awareness.  If you would like to hear it, and hear me make mistakes and be a bundle of nerves, you can find it here: HERE
It's good news because I get a copy for my granddaughter to listen to as it includes me reading Holmsey Finds Fergus


  1. Hurrah! Hurrah! I am so happy! God bless you Gaynor.

  2. Such wonderful news! We'll keep praying and you keep doing what you're doing, and soon we'll be blessed with more great reports.

  3. I have tears in my eyes and my heart feels happy for you...and for us!

  4. Thank you for sharing the news. . .so wonderful to read. We all have angels waatching over us.

  5. Oh my!! I love this happy post 😊
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful news, I think of you often xx
    Happy happy smiles :)

  6. May God continue to bless you during this process and congratulations on the great news. Prayers it continues!

  7. What a beautiful post to read this evening! May the Lord continue to bless you. What great news that your book has been accepted for publication! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. I am just so overjoyed for you!

  9. Amazing news! Thank you for sharing

  10. Oh Yay! What great news! God definitely is blessing you, daily! So glad to hear that your second book will be illustrated soon, which then means published! Definitely a Good News Post!! Hugs!

  11. I don't know why, I decided to come back to your post. I see you added the radio interview. I listened to it. Wow, I am glad I did. I loved it. Especially you reading the book. :D

  12. Well...have a good medecine.
    I think of you from France

  13. So happy for you! The radio interview was wonderful. You should be in broadcasting!

  14. I'm celebrating all this good news with you, Gaynor... Really enjoyed listening to your radio interview--you have the loveliest sounding voice :)

  15. So Hapoy for you. Special healing thoughts and prayers being sent daily to you Gaynor. My granddaughter loves her copy of the book.

  16. That's fantastic news! Hopefully you'll have a lot more time to sort out getting arrested LOL
    Great news about the second book too.

  17. I am so happy! I will probably never meet you but I still do care. Keep on truckin'!

  18. Fantastic!! I'm so happy to hear things have improved so dramatically!


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