Wednesday, January 10, 2007

NEWS

I wasn't expecting to post anything for the next few days. Especially as I am in the midst of marking stinky piles of undergraduate essays. Generally a fairly tedious process. The danger is that once I'm sitting at the computer, or in the garden - or even doing housework, yes its a more attractive prospect - I will never return to them.

But

I have
Myspace Graphics


We discovered on Monday that my mother's cancer is in remission.

Long pause for another bit of a weep there.....

None of us expected this, but her oncologist doesn't want to see her again for a couple of months. She will still need her pain medication - the cancers are still there, this may only be a short-term remission, but she shouldn't need more chemo for some time and is expected to have pretty good quality of life and maybe a bit more energy for a while.

This is a wonderful, amazing, unexpected free gift of more precious time.

I have no other words at the moment, but did want to thank those of you who've expressed sympathy and good wishes, who've prayed for her, and whose words have helped to comfort and support me and make me smile - I know this news will make some of you smile, so didn't want to keep it to myself.


Back to the stinky essays now.....

.... just after I've checked one or two other blogs .... as I'm sitting here ....

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Letty - I'll say it again...what a fantastic gift!

Joyce said...

You've just made my heart smile! May cancer lose this one!!

Anonymous said...

Thats so fantastic, Captain rupert and I are so pleased for you and your mum.

Pod said...

that is wonderful news!! i tingled. bless you all!! really great . ooh!! x

ramblingwoman said...

hello Letty.

I'm BACK ON BROADBAND AND CAN NOW VIEW THE BLOGS!!!

HOORAY.

YES, GREAT NEWS (as we have already talked about in real life!)

LIke the Guninea Pigs!

Calamity Tat said...

Letty I'm having a good day and this news has added to it, yay.. I am so happy... Love Tx

Anonymous said...

God bless your mom and your family. I'm very happy for you!

xoxo
San Diego girl

lettuce said...

Thanks all of you.
And San Diego girl - thanks and hello!

Pod said...

just getting into 'beyond black' and loving it! funny too. someone very much in the know said that carol shields and maggie gee are also very good and similar to hilary mantel (she knows hilary mantel). have a fab weekend. love to the g.p's

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely the BEST news I have heard all year. Made me all teary. I am sooooooo happy for you Letty xxx

Anonymous said...

That is bloomin' marvellous, I am so, so happy for you all! Such wonderful news to start the new year with. :) And it did make me smile.