Today we had meeting with chemo doctors who have brightened my spirit just a little. They believe I can have the chemo orally so that I don't have to have a Picu line or portacath inserted as this would be too distressing for my girls to see me with for six weeks straight. Plus it also decreases my risk of infection along the way. The funny part of the meeting was when he was asking me about lifestyle he asked me whether I smoked or drank and to both I could reply "no", and he says really? And I replied well the last time I got drunk (which was 16years ago now) I met andrew and well I ended up with him last time so why would I do that again. To which he then laughed and laughed and said that's the funniest thing he has heard all day. Prior to that I thought he was a little scary but, was able to break the ice. Had ct scan again yesterday and now have three tattoos on my hips and tummy, so that they are able to properly MAP this horrible thing and zap the living daylights out of it. The doctors seem to think this a rare little mutant thing my body has developed, as there is no family history of it anywhere. Now I have watched X MEN and wonder why I don't have some kind of cool mutant thing , like storm or laser dude eyes, but instead I have this. But I guess that as long as it never affects my daughters I am happy to be the mutant. And so now we wait so they MAP it properly and start the long road to recovery. But I'm ready to kick its butt now. Luv to you all Emma
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Now you have one more tattoo than me!! Melxx
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ps. I have told those who have asked how you are going about your blog.
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Had the most wonderful weekend - Bec and the kids , Mum and Grandpa Graeme, came up from the Blue Mountains and Newcastle to see us all before we start challenges ahead. Was a wonderful distraction for the weekend to have the kids doing normal stuff and the weather was perfect so that they could go swimming with their wonderful cousins. We went to the koala park where they rehabilitate sick koalas, and had all the seafood I could eat at the buffet at bowling club. Was very sad to leave them as I know they we are that little bit closer to starting chemo and radiation now. I promise that I will do everything in my power, Abbey, to beat this. I know you are scared but I am ok. Can't wait to see them all again in Sept. No news from cancer institute so they must be still working hard at planning their destruction of this horrible tumor
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So pleased to hear that you had some special family time. We are all thinking of you every day and sending lots of love. Thankyou for sharing your journey with us Em. Now go get rid of that mutant thing!!!! xx
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Hi Emma Good news - things are going well re gathering funds for chemo tabs. Two key people in our building are making waves and talking to others to raise some money for your cause. When do we need to get the funds to you? It would be good to have a date to go by. Thinking of you and sending love and healing vibes. deb
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Hey Emma, Thinking of you and your family. Miss seeing you around at work :) Give me a ring at my work number if you need anything. Trudy xx
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HI Emma, thanks for your message on the mobile. I will let people know 13th September is the date we need to get funds to you. Cheers deb
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Emma: I rarely use my mobile - so just ring me at home if you need to contact me. deb
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Trudy: Emma has told me that chemo starts 17th September, so having funds to her by Thursday 13th would be appreciated. We have a bit more time! deb
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