- 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..
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Pre Christmas Spirit.....
You will see that I've set up a link on my page for Trinity Hospice.
This is a service that relies on donations to ensure they can continue to provide quality care for patients who receive a terminal diagnosis.
They work with families to either keep people at home - often preferred - or to offer quality care within the hospice itself.
The Hospice is a beautiful building with quality outside grounds so that people can sit quietly and just enjoy the lovely gardens - or relax inside the visitors/family room, instead of feeling like you are stuck in a clinical environment.
All services provided are free - therefore raising funds is always a priority for them.
Help me to kick this blasted cancer up the butt by turning my diagnosis into something positive and donate to this essential local resource........ Not asking for vast amounts or regular monthly donations - just a pound or whatever you can comfortably afford to give.
Maybe you would consider buying one less Christmas present this year (let's face it, we all buy too much at times..) or one less pack of overpriced Christmas cards, and give a small amount to Trinity Hospice instead?
As you know, Rab is cooking Christmas lunch (for two days) this year and we will be asking for those present to make a small donation.
Once I'm feeling better, after my surgery, we will be organising other fund raising events...Djamel has already said that he'll walk around the common 4 times (!!! It's huge!) on a rainy day if people will sponsor him - so that's something we'll be organising in the future.
I may well be needing them at some point in my life so I wanted to try to do something for them whilst I'm around :-)
Thank you in advance.