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Moët And Muesli

meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
edited August 2018 in Commuting chat
Ha - I’m in the Emirates lounge in Dubai - halfway between Singapore and Heathrow with tears of joy and relief literally rolling down my face. It’s 4.30 am and I have a glass of champagne and a bowl of muesli in front of me.

Just heard that Eve’s chimerism numbers have finally flipped: blood 100% donor, lymphocytes 99% donor. For those that don’t have a clue what this means (and I wouldn’t have) it’s a Good Thing and I’m very happy. Though frustrated to be where I am. But f*** it, i’ll live with it :wink:

This on a day that we heard one of the lasses on the ward, blind from her treatment, is now putting together her bucket list as her brain tumour is back. And Eve’s best friend on the ward has relapsed and now needs a transplant. Life (cancer in particular) is brutal.

Grab the Good Things.
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  • All the best to you. Words can be cheap in the face of real and raw emotion so I'll just say again all the best to you and yours.
    Look after yourself and each other and as my dad would say "don't get captured out there".
  • Great news MRS
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,427 Lives Here
    Great news for you and yours MRS, really pleased for you.
    Hope things work out as best they can for the other two.
  • DrLexDrLex Posts: 2,142
    Chap, great news. Still time to pick six numbers...
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  • msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
    Great news - it's always nice when someone gets one over on the big C.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,761
    awesome news, shame we missed each other in Dubai by a few hours i'd defo bought you a few drinks to celebrate

    cheers!
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  • Fantastic news!

    Glad to hear, though sad for the others clearly.
  • davisdavis Posts: 2,566
    Awesome.
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,992
    davis wrote:
    Awesome.
    ^ This.
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  • johngtijohngti Posts: 1,112
    Really pleased. I’m a bit of a stranger here but have kept checking back for news. Glad things are moving positively
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Thank you, all.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    I hate seeing the headlines of children being killed - the latest one is an 8yo girl - supposedly stabbed by her own father - why?! it's just nuts.
    Slightly less nuts is the illnesses that take children - that's (IMHO) down to terrible luck - and whilst it's still terrible at least it's nothing that (we know) we've done to cause it - it's heartbreaking to hear of little ones struggling and losing the battle.

    What we rarely hear about is when a child recovers from a serious illness - that makes tears come to my eyes too - but for all the right reasons. So - raising a virtual glass to you and your family - life is hard enough without all the extras - at least you can go and enjoy it now :)
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,992
    MRS, that's frikking awesome news. So glad to hear it!

    Bottoms up to you and all your family.

    Cheers!
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    That's great news.
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Oh my god, that's fantastic! Is she still in Addenbrookes? Either way I've been sparing a thought for you each time I'm passing.
  • Great news. Really pleased for Eve and for you all
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Thanks again, everybody.
    keef66 wrote:
    Oh my god, that's fantastic! Is she still in Addenbrookes? Either way I've been sparing a thought for you each time I'm passing.

    She’s not an inpatient these days but she’s there at least once a week (twice this week). Hope to find out on Friday what the next steps look like.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Quick update:

    Latest tests still negative for the NPM1 mutation so, 21 months after she left, she’ll be able to return to finish her degree. Not completely behind us - they’ll still test her bone marrow for another year - but life might start to approximate to something a bit more normal. I’m exhausted.

    8 years after his diagnosis, the boy left Cambridge with a first class degree a few weeks back, so we know these things can turn out well.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,150
    Nice to read some good news!
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  • indypindyp Posts: 735
    Lovely news MRS
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    That's great news :)
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,925
    Brilliant news, MRS!
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I'm so happy for all of you, on both counts!
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Thanks, folks!
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