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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..

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Thank you to Rab's colleagues....

Today, Rab came (struggled) home from work laden with gifts for me from the people he works with.

Rab had arranged his annual leave around my operation - y'know, the one that didn't take place in the end...... Whilst he was off work his colleague, Riad, organised a collection amongst their work colleagues and today Rab arrived home with two lovely bouquets of flowers, a large tin of Celebration chocolates and a large box of special collection chocolates plus a card that has been signed by the whole staffing team.

I was really chuffed - the flowers smell so lovely, especially after the horrible, damp, grey, cold day we've had today.

So a big thank you to the Radisson Team - especially Riad for his thoughtfulness and for being there for Rab xxx


  1. How beautiful they are! Like I can smell them from here.
    Rab must have got a few ahhh's on the train home!! xxx

  2. They are really lovely Sis...
    and yes, I must admit that I've looked at men on the tube before with huge bunches of flowers and found myself thinking 'Ahhhh, lovely thoughtful man' :-)

  3. A lovely thought; just what you need to brighten your days Carole:)
    Counting down with you xo

  4. Beautiful colours, I bet they smell fab. It's lovely when little surprises arrive :) xx

  5. Lovely things for a lovely lady !!!!

  6. Aren't life's unexpected pleasures the best! Enjoy! xxx

  7. What Rose said! :-)

    Well deserved but like you said how nice to be thought of like that :-)

    Much Love

    T xx