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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..

Friday, 15 April 2011

Just wanted to share these with you all.....

My lovely handsome eldest son, James, and beautiful daughter in law Leanne just returned from a wonderfully relaxing holiday in the Dominican Republic.

After all the stress we've had with me over the past year, this was exactly what they'd needed to get away and recharge their batteries..they had a great time and I wanted to share with you a couple of their pictures to prove it :-))

I'm just SOOO happy that they had a nice, relaxed time and were able to get away from it all for a brilliant break.

James and Leanne, I love you both more than words could say - it's great to be able to post 'happy' stuff which shows life continuing the way it should do.

My only complaint is that you didn't take me with you LOL :-)))


  1. Wow.... what a beautiful couple!!
    You must be so proud!!
    Kindest Regards
    Chezzy x

  2. Children, huh? You sweat and slave and sacrifice to bring them up and then they bugger off to exotic foreign climes and have a good time without you. Pfffttt! xx

  3. Hi Chezzy,

    I am so proud of both my lovely boys.
    All I need now is for Dj to find himself a lovely wife (when he's older of course) then it's all sorted :-)


    I KNOW! What are they like eh :-))

  4. Hello Carol
    I have only recently discovered your blog. What beautiful photos of a truely beautiful couple:) Your James is a handsome young man, you must be sooo proud. I have alot to catch up on with your blog Carol but for tonight I wish you well and your lovely family:)
    Love sally xxx

  5. So glad I saw this post before signing off for the night. Photogenic comes to mind. So does strikingly handsome. What fun!

    Somebody took those pictures...

    Are you sure you didn't go with them?

    Thanks for sharing with us the joy in life,
    Steve xx

  6. Hi Carole,
    Lovely pics of a beautiful couple.......
    Great to hear good news, and life goes on as it should.

  7. Fantastic pics Carole - what a gorgeous couple, and I'm so pleased they've enjoyed such a memorable-looking break. I know how much they helped you out, and its great to see them looking so relaxed and happy. Good for you to see that too.
    Keep the happy stuff coming!

  8. What a gorgeous couple...their personalities shine through when we have see their updates on here etc which matches perfectly with the lovely photos...it isn't until we see moments frozen in time like these photos that we realise how lucky we are...

    Much Love to you all.

    T xx

  9. What gorgeous photos.They look so happy,hope they brought you a lovely prezzie.
    Rose xx

  10. Hi Sally :-)
    Glad you found me...you've got tons to catch up on, but all in your own time :-)

    Thank you for the lovely comments and yes, I AM so very proud of J, he's always been amazing :-)

    Hey Steve,
    It's good to have 'nice' stuff to blog about eh. Sometimes it doesn't have to be all about me, me, me and my issues (thank goodness) :-)
    Oh and I definitely didn't go with them but I'm planning a job on a cruise ship soon so just watch out - lol xxxx

    Hi Carol,
    Yep, as you know life does just go on regardless and it's great to be able to put the 'C' stuff to one side.
    You're very good at doing that too - your blog is always so positive even when you're really going through it.
    Hugs and glad you're starting to see improvements xxxx

  11. Thanks Shents - it is good to be able to post happy stuff - something I couldn't have done just a few short months ago...
    Mind you, it's impossible not to be happy around J & L because they are both happy, smiley people :-)

    Hey Tony :-)
    Memories are made of this eh :-) And you're right about how lucky we are.
    Big hugs xxxx

    Dear Rose,
    Yes, they are very happy which of course makes me very happy.
    What more could any mum want for her son apart from a lovely daughter in law who makes him totally happy...
    No presents except their safe return looking totally refreshed, relaxed and tanned :-)
    We stopped holiday prezzies years ago because there's nothing worse than trawling around trying to find touristy bits for people when you *should* just be laying on a beach relaxing :-)

  12. Carole,

    You have every right to be proud, what a beautiful couple. And as a Mom, isn't it so rewarding to see our children happy, living fulfilling lives, your right, there isn't much more than that to ask for. And what a beautiful reflection of you!

    Take care, love Rose Mary xoxox

  13. Hi Rose Mary,

    It's lovely to hear from you :-)....

    They are a lovely couple, I'm so glad they found each other,

  14. Sis, who on earth are these two people!? Its not right that you have now turned to stealing random photos off the Internet!
    I love these photos of James and Leanne, a well deserved break. looking forward to seeing them here in the Island soon. And of course they have the added bonus of a swimming pool now! xxx

    Ps, don't know why, but only just found the updates to your blog after 2 weeks!! Thought you'd gone on holiday again!!

  15. Carole, Oh my, isn't it wonderful to post happy things. I'm so glad you shared these beautiful photos. They remind me of how cancer affects the whole family and also the fact that our loved ones need to get out there and enjoy some normalcy too. Thanks for sharing, Carole. Simply lovely. Hope you are doing well.

  16. Sis,
    LOL @ the 'stealing photo's from the internet' comment - so funny...as if there'd be someone else out there as gorgeous as my J and L eh :-)

    Hi Nancy,
    Lovely to hear from you again.
    It's true that these photo's did make me think about how 'c' affects the whole family - and yes, it was truly lovely to see them back to their happy, smiley selves.