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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..

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Christmas pic's........

This year my mum didn't do her 'David Bailey' stuff properly so we ended up with not many photo's :-)....Mum! What are you like eh? :-)

I always forget to take pictures but never worry because mum always snaps away all day and we end up with plenty - but not this year.
Anyway, here are some of what we DO have.....

He just loves those NERF guns - mind you, so does Rab :-)

Mum and Dad (notice the similarities between Dad's beard and Wizard in the background...lol)

Sarah and me

Sarah and Manolis.....(*STEVE - note the paper hat...:-)...)

James and Leanne


  1. Carole, it isd lovely to see the pictures and to know that it all went smoothly dear friend. Did you manage to eat just a little?
    Wishing you good health, healing and happiness in 2011

  2. Lovely photos. Particularly like the one of you and Sarah: you're looking amazingly well!! Looks as though you all enjoyed yourselves and had a good Christmas . . . courtesy of the new chef!! Hopefully see you (and catch up with Sarah) early in the New Year. In the meantime, let's hope 2011 is a VAST improvement on 2010 eh?Love ya xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Hi Chez,
    I managed to eat LOTS and lose a few pounds along the way! Weighed myself at the GP's yesterday expecting to see a slight increase and got the opposite result.
    When I work out how I'm doing it, I shall patent it and sell it :-)

    Chef did brilliantly eh. Hopefully we can catch up New Year, all had dreaded virus going around last few days - Sarah been particularly unwell so once she improves we'll try to organise something.
    Am sure 2011 will be an improvement on this crap year :-)
    Loadsaluv xxxx

  4. I love Sarah's hat. She reminds me of my sister, Lauri. Always willing to party in a room full of otherwise sober people. Some folks know how to have fun no matter what. :-) If I look hard enough, I can picture Manolis smiling. You can see it in his eyes. I'm glad you enjoyed the day with your loved ones.

  5. Hi Steve, yes that's Sarah - she's always the lively, happy go lucky one amongst us. Sounds like she would click with Lauri - good to have happy people around us I reckon :-)

    Manolis only ever looks a bit more serious in photo's - he never stops smiling or finding something amusing to laugh about the rest of the time - you're right about seeing it in his eyes.

    Catch up next year :-)