Monday, 30 April 2012


Afternoon All
Grab a cuppa ...this is a long post LOL
I thought you all deserved an explanation as to why I haven't been blogging
Unfortunately at the end of February we had some really bad news ... our 18 year old son Daniel has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma (Cancer of the Lymph Nodes)
As you can imagine the news has devastated us ... for the past few weeks Daniel has been undergoing a battery of tests and scans and last week everything was confirmed ... he has stage 2 cancer and will need to undergo Chemotherapy.  He had his first dose last Wednesday and seems to be coping really well
He is being treated at University College Hospital in London and we have to go up there weekly for the next 6 weeks for his Chemotherapy. 
The good news is that the prognosis is good and hopefully when the treatment finishes he will be cured
As you can imagine the last thing I have felt like doing is crafting and it wasn't until this weekend that I actually started looking at blogs again and feeling like I wanted to do some crafting
The last few weeks have been awful and if it wasn't for the fantastic care Daniel is receiving I don't know what we would do ... the unit he is being treated at has been funded by TEENAGE CANCER TRUST and I decided that I wanted to do some fundraising to help this fantastic charity
I have decided to do two things ... I'm doing a sponsored slim and hope to lose 2stone in 3months ... I started last Wednesday (the day Daniel started his Chemotherapy) and am doing really well (I've lost 5lbs already) and have created a fundraising page for people to donate ... if you would like to donate please click on the link below or even if you don't donate pop over and have a look at the fantastic work they do and the amazing facilities where Daniel is being treated
They would be so grateful for any donations made and it's such a worthwhile charity
I have also decided that as and when I get back into crafting I will be selling the cards I make .. As I "blog" them there will be details on how to buy them ... all proceeds I receive will go straight to the charity as well
Well .. hopefully you are still with me LOL so thanks for taking the time to listen to me and I hope to be back blogging very soon
I'll leave you with a pic of me and my boy on his 18th birthday in December last year ...


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