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I'm Carole, living in London, happily married and mum to two amazing boys.I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer in April 2010. Surgery took place in November 2010 and I now have a permanent colostomy...Spinal mets were then diagnosed in October 2011...In January 2012 I was told of further spread to the hip area (multiple lesions)..My life expectancy is now 6-9 months. Walk alongside me on the last part of my experience with this..

Sunday, 8 August 2010

New Thoughts from Dj......:-)

At bedtime the other night Dj started talking about Radiotherapy again - he asked if I would ever have the treatment again if they said it was absolutely necessary.

I agreed that, despite the fact I now know how uncomfortable it is, yes if absolutely necessary I'd have more sessions...he looked at me thoughtfully and said 'Sometimes Radiotherapy can do more harm than you realise, you might turn into a radioactive mutant or something'....:-)))

Now there's a reassuring thought eh...mutant mummy.

On Saturday I asked Dj if he fancied going for a walk over on the Common because part of my daily health routine is getting some decent vitamin D from sunshine/natural light.
He said that would be good - then turned and said 'Are you going to walk barefoot in the grass and reconnect with the natural forces of nature?'....I looked at him (in shocked amazement really) and said
'Well noooo, I was just planning on going for a walk really'
he says, 'I don't want people taking the pee when we're out. If you're getting into barefoot grass walking you'll have to walk ahead of me and I'll just pretend I don't know you, and I'm not helping if you end up with dog poo on your feet either'

I remind him at this point that he was the one reading the 'Healing Book' and chanting his mantra to cure his eczema meanwhile I've not even had a chance to pick it up for a read yet...
He replies 'That's because you're too busy reading about wheatgrass - just stay off the grass ok'!...

Actually wheatgrass is fantastic....from this.....

to this in just FIVE days. Amazing little seeds :-) I shall be juicing my own crop shortly (Dj won't be having any)


  1. ooooh wow, very proud :)

  2. Hi Loretta,
    I shall treat you to a glass of my homegrown grass when I next see you :-)