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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..

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Big Thanks.....

Big thanks to James for updating my blog for me whilst I was away - grand job done, just as expected xxxx

Big thanks to everyone for all the supportive messages xxxxx

Unable to say more at the moment, because simply way too tired - suffice to say, I'm home, slowly recovering and more info forthcoming when I get some strength back from somewhere.

Much luv to all xxxxx


  1. Whoohoo! GREAT NEWS!
    I bet its just fab to be home and away from the hospital chaos and noise.
    Rest up and tell us all about it when you have the strength.
    Welcome home, bonny lass.

  2. welcome home Carole!
    Rest rest and rest some more xxxx

  3. Carole, glad to hear you are home and doing well. Yes, definitely get the rest and take care of yourself. Love, Rose Mary xoxoxo

  4. I cant believe you are home so soon.!!!!!!
    Well done lovely girl,I am so thrilled to see your post.Take your time and enjoy being looked after.Sooooooooooooo much love to you all.
    Love Rose xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Glad you back with us sis. We all miss you so much. Get plenty of rest and ask mum to get you a bell for service! LOL! see you soon, hugs and kisses xxx

  6. Fab to hear you are home. Now you will be able to properly rest. It's way to noisy on a hospital ward. You must rest, sleep, rest, doze, rest, snooze and more rest.

  7. YAAYH!!! Great news to hear that you're home. And sooooooooo much earlier than expected.

    (Careful) hugs and loads and loads of love xxxxx

  8. WELCOME HOME, as Shents says rest up and do what your body is telling you to do...sleep and rest...look forward to hearing all the details...Much Love Tony and Fran xxx

  9. Hi Carole,

    Great to see you home again, with the surgery behind you. You've still got an uphill struggle, but if anyone can do it you can.

    Listen to your body and rest as much as possible just now.

    Thinking of you and hoping and praying that it won't be too long before you are on a more even keel.


    Jolamine x

  10. Hey girl!
    You are a true champion! SAS material as Haydn would say.
    Be well and pain free my friend

  11. Back to a comfortable bed and no noise of continual bleeps as the machines goe mad!! Well done brave lady, the battle is in full swing and you're winning. Love Sarah xxx

  12. I read your blog but I've never left a comment.

    This time I just had to ... because I just wanted to say.

    I'm so glad you are home. Perhaps you just had the loneliest, longest week of your life.
    Carole .. you are one wonderful lady.

    Who still thinks of you.

  13. OMG!!!! WELCOME HOME!!!! (now in your mind conjure up the Vodafone commercial where the 'welcome home' song is being sung by all those people to all those other people...but cancel out 'all those other people' and put yourself in that position)

    I'm so glad you are home with the family, I'm sure they will provide the strength and encouragement for you to keep on healing.

    So so glad to finally read a post from you (James did a wonderful job keeping us up to date, can't thank him enough - but seeing the words you typed just lets me breath a little sigh of relief)

    Let us know if we can do anything

    Love you aunty xx

  14. I'm glad to see a post written by you, absolutely no reflection on Jame's excellent blogging skills.

    There's nothing like your own bed. As the others have said, listen to your body (and your family) and do nothing.

    Lots of love

    Clare xx

  15. So glad to hear that exhausted squeak ... but look forward to a crescendo of jubilation as you gain more strength on your pathway to recovery Carole
    Take it easy lovely lady

  16. Hey Babe,

    You've done the hardest bit. Now as everyone keeps telling you.......Rest!

    Thinking of you all the time but you know that.
    Love Haze.xxx

  17. Well done you are now on the road to a full recovery
    I am very very pleased for you and look forward to the updates
    All the best to you and your family x

  18. Take good care of yourself and know you are in my prayers and thoughts.....
    Love Alli XOXO in Canada.....