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Joe vs. The Cancer

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TrazzleMISTLEtoes Sat 08-Dec-12 23:26:34

My 3 year old DS, Joseph was diagnosed with the cancer Neuroblastoma in October.

Survival rates are approximately 1 in 3.

He's coming to the end of chemo and so far, chemo is kicking cancer's butt. 3 cheers.

onedev Sun 09-Dec-12 10:39:42

Another cheering Go Joe! Glad he's doing well & has a good appetite & everything crossed for a Christmas at home. smile

IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Sun 09-Dec-12 10:45:25

Well done Joe! grin

PositiveAttitude Sun 09-Dec-12 13:56:38

Marking my place to keep up to date with all your news. Still lighting that candle and remembering you all in prayer. smile

TeaAndTinselMakeChristmasShine Sun 09-Dec-12 14:12:03

<dons team Joe t-shirt and lights a candle>

Splodging in for the trazzles family.

narmada Sun 09-Dec-12 14:24:43

Yay! Go go, Joe.

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Sun 09-Dec-12 15:10:28

Splodging in here too! smile

Here to listen or offer advice, make you laugh, whatever you need!

tholeon Sun 09-Dec-12 19:11:27

Still thinking of you, go Joe xx

IwishyouaMerryChristmas Sun 09-Dec-12 19:35:02

Splodging in from South Wales.

It's great to hear that joe's treatment is progressing so well.


WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sun 09-Dec-12 19:56:12

Splodging in from Hampshire <am now imagining a map covered in Fairy lights all over the world>. Thanks for starting the new thread.

dikkertjedap Sun 09-Dec-12 20:12:30

So happy that Joe has responded so well to chemo so far.

Also good news that you managed to speak to the other mother on the ward and got some reassurance of the nurses.

A pity that he has to be in on X-mas Eve but on the other hand, Joe and his sister are too young to appreciate when it really is X-mas Eve, as far as they are concerned it could be earlier, the exact day or later, they won't know/appreciate as yet. It will simply be the day you tell them it is.

Lots of good wishes.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 09-Dec-12 20:14:15

Trazzles what a brilliant positive thread.


BuffyFairy Sun 09-Dec-12 22:58:51

So sorry I haven't posted for a while. Always splodging though.

Joe is doing marvellously, everything is crossed for a good result from the Xmas eve biopsy. I am so proud of him, he's amazing.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Much love xx

Thumbwitch Mon 10-Dec-12 03:29:20

Splodging in from down under - Joe is doing so well! smile

NorksAreTinselly Mon 10-Dec-12 05:33:32

Good morning trazzle
Just signing in with MsAlvern type love

BarmeeMarmee Mon 10-Dec-12 09:08:10

Splodging in Bucks still. So pleased to hear your positive update Trazzle Haven't posted much due to arrival a month ago of DC2 but so glad you did decide to start and have been lurking constantly, especially during early hours feeds! Thinking of you all often.

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Mon 10-Dec-12 09:10:46

Oh lots and lots of congrats Barmee.

TheWombat Mon 10-Dec-12 09:12:19

Splodging away in deepest Devon, and so glad the treatment is going well smile

VenetiaLanyon Mon 10-Dec-12 09:28:27

Joining new thread and cheering you all on smile

moajab Mon 10-Dec-12 13:34:50

Another one splodging from Devon and cheering Joe on! xxx

FivesGoldNorks Mon 10-Dec-12 13:36:41

Checking in, and as always, hoping cancer is as good a fighter as I am
(i whimper, give up and run away)

runnervt Mon 10-Dec-12 13:39:19

I haven't posted on your threads before but I have followed them. And this is wonderful news! Keep fighting Joe!!

Badvocsanta Mon 10-Dec-12 14:46:02

Come on joe!!

bobkate Mon 10-Dec-12 21:14:57

yay gringringrin
Still splodging for you and Joe, and the rest of team trazzle, so delighted to hear such positive news. xx

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Mon 10-Dec-12 22:37:57

<sits down>

<lowers glasses down nose and peers over the top of them at you all>





Do you have ANY idea what my living room floor looks like now? No? Well, neither do I because it has disappeared under the massive bounty of stuff delivered via the very kind hands of Buffyfairy (are you home yet sweetie?).

I don't even know where to start.

At all.

But Buffy knows me well. I do like chocolate.

And wine.

And biscuits.

And tea.

I might have had a little something in my eye.

Or both eyes.

I'm saving the wrapped presents until Christmas, but the hamper has been picked through and admired.

DH was very hmm and all, why did you let them do this? I had to explain that I DIDN'T and I told you not to give us a cleaner (which he agreed was the right thing to do) and that we couldn't very well send everything back and that it was lovely lovely lovely of people to want to cheer us up etc etc. I don't think he's too mardy anymore.

Who can be mardy in the face of presents? And port?

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. We are so very truly grateful.

Thank you thank you thank you.

Thank you.

Hassled Mon 10-Dec-12 22:40:51

I lurk on your threads without a clue as to what I can say without sounding trite - but you'd be amazed how often you are in this internet stranger's thoughts.

Wonderful that your floor is covered in lovely things smile. Enjoy them, and enjoy the kindness of MN.

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