making the big C smaller
02 Jan 2012 45 Comments
by Ellie Jeffery
in Notes on cancer
I’m out! And feeling a lot better. Thank you for all your warm wishes, prayers and concern. For the purposes of political correctness no Germans were involved in my hospitalisation.
They cut me out at the last minute.
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Jan 02, 2012 @ 22:13:38
Best news of the year! hoorray!
Jan 02, 2012 @ 22:18:44
Glad to hear you are out of hospital. Always thinking of you and wishing you well!!!!! love helenxxxxx(aka auntie)
Jan 02, 2012 @ 23:00:49
Like many others, I have been reading your blog since the DM article and always wanted to write something but never knew what to say.
To paraphrase some dodgy corrupt politicians from the 90s (if you can imagine such a thing. Unless there are lawyers reading in which case I distance myself from my own comments): Don’t let the B*****ds get you down. Feel free to make a list of your own target – SHOs, cancer, One Direction, etc.
With love and best wishes to you and Tom for the New Year.
Jan 02, 2012 @ 23:12:18
Well done Ellie, enjoy some New Year celebrations now. Hope 2012 grants all your dreams and wishes.
Jan 03, 2012 @ 00:01:34
keep up the good fight – 2012 is made up of a lot of days, weeks, and months, not to mention hours, minutes and seconds
yep, we too have spent many a christmas, and new year, and too many long hot summer days stuck in hospital – overlooking car parks, smoker’s dens and other uninspiring vistas – but – the big but – is that however bad that moment is the next one will take you along the road to a better one – hold on to the fact that you are so loved not just by someone as special as Tom, but by so many others too – that’s a special medcine in itself
take care of yourself, be kind to that poor old body of yours that is fighting away at coping with a diminishing cancer and the shock and awe of a powerful but exhausting ally in the chemo.
Its enough to just get through what’s happening now – the rest will follow
have a fab time being at home again – and who says that you cant replay Christmas and the New Year. It took me three years to finally celebrate by 50th birthday – my daughter was facing her third round with cancer and the days ahead seemed very dark indeed. But the light will always find you…
with love and with fairy hugs
Jan 03, 2012 @ 08:54:34
Excellent news – onwards and upwards!
Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:43:05
Woop woop!! Brilliant news ellie, hope you are feeling tons better now Make sure you fit in some new year celebrations + fun times before your next chemo. You deserve it!
Love tina x
Jan 03, 2012 @ 11:29:15
You are awesome.
Happy new year Ellie
Jan 03, 2012 @ 11:34:02
Glad that you’re out mate. As always, love and best wishes xx
Jan 03, 2012 @ 13:38:16
Ellie darling, just seen this and your last post. Hope you’re feeling peachy and fresh-faced and well done you at getting out of hospital so quickly. Clever clogs.
HAPPY NOO YEAR!
BIGGEST hug possible xxxx
Jan 03, 2012 @ 15:16:02
Ellie, I Pray For You Too Have A Happy, Healthy & Peaceful New Year. Lots Of Silent Prayers! Sending You A Big Hug Linda. x
Jan 03, 2012 @ 22:04:05
Ellie once again I’ve read your words unable to quite believe how bloody strong, honest & witty you are. I feel honoured to be able to share in your life at this point & really wish you lots of love & health for 2012 xxx
Jan 04, 2012 @ 04:53:12
Happy new year Ellie! Happy because in 2012 you may finally beat this cancer and of course, you’ll be getting married!
Keep up the strength and keep making those plans happen.
Jan 04, 2012 @ 14:40:00
Excellent. The New Year starts now.
Whistling a terrible version of ‘I want to Break Free’ at my desk
Jan 04, 2012 @ 20:05:39
Hurrah!!! Well done Ellie xxxxx
Jan 04, 2012 @ 23:39:01
A very happy new year to you and Tom. Ever since the Dm blog I find myself admiring someone I don’t know. Your strength and attitude is remarkable.
Rewind a few days and celebrate the new year with your love ones.
You and Tom will be in my prayers.
Jan 05, 2012 @ 00:22:05
So glad you’re out Ellie and hoping and praying that you continue to get stronger and feel well. I hope you have raised a glass with Tom to the New Year-the year you get married! Only 5 months for both of us! As ever amazed by your courage and fighting spirit. Keep these bloggs coming.xx
Jan 05, 2012 @ 00:51:00
Woo hoo!! Reading your news has made my day
Jan 05, 2012 @ 13:34:00
I read your blog with concern and awe for your courage. Why don’t you ask for a port (a device that allows permanent access to a vein for chemo, blood tests etc.)? It might just make your life a little easier.
Here’s hoping the New Year brings a fantastic result from your latest treatment.
Jan 05, 2012 @ 17:22:33
New year, new hope.
Still thinking of you and laughing, crying and humbled by your amazing words and even more amazing spirit.
Jan 05, 2012 @ 17:39:52
I’m portuguese and read about your story in a portuguese mag, so i decided to read your blog, and let me tell you that you are an inspiration to so many of us. You have so much strenght that I ask myself why do I complain about silly things in my life… I wish you all the best and I hope that in June this year you have the best day of your life… I’m so happy you have someone like Tom in your life…. I wish you both the best, and you hair looks amazing ( i prefer you as a brunnette ) lol
Jan 05, 2012 @ 18:28:51
So happy for you to be home Ellie..have been following your blog since October having seen it in a magazine. My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2010, unfortunately it had spread to her lung by the time it was discovered and like your story she was given a 4 to 6 months prognosis. Mum is still with us thank God and proved those docs wrong, however toward the end of last year the cancer had spread to her pelvic bone. She, like you, is a tuff cookie and I am so inspired by your fight, positivity and courage that I can pass this onto my mum and help her to fight this crap and kick it out of her body! Sorry for waffling on Ellie, thank you for sharing your experience and I wish you the very best of health for 2012 and send you lots of love and strength so you too can beat this crap.
Keep on going as you are, you’re amazing
Love always Caroline x
Jan 05, 2012 @ 19:32:25
You are very much to be admired.
Can you let me have the juicing regime and recipies. I have just had my first chemo for ovarian cancer and woud like to do everything in my power to fight it although the prognosis is not good.
Jan 05, 2012 @ 21:02:23
Hi Irene, I’m sorry to hear you’re having to go through this. I don’t so much have a specific regime. Juicing wise, I have carrot juice everyday and the herbal tea from the herbalist. I also take vitamin C and flaxseed oil supplements. Cheers, Ellie.
Jan 06, 2012 @ 01:28:51
I have been reading your story secretly since you appeared in the daily mail. Ive walked in the shoes of your loved ones. You inspire me xx
Jan 06, 2012 @ 10:05:17
I’m glad you’r home again Ellie, it must be hard to spent your time in the hospital with newyear. I hope you feeling better now. I wish you all the best in the new year! My ex-husband had non-hodgkin(10 years ago) bad prognosis and after 10 mnths of chemo he’s got better. He drunk lots and lots orangejus and was eating tons of asparagus (every day). He left me and our 4 children after he was better, but thats another story, fact is he survived. Doctors said asparagus are very very good. Maybe its a idea.
I’m sorry for my bad english Ellie
greatings from the netherlands
Jan 06, 2012 @ 11:46:34
I’ve been following your blog for a few months and never found the time to reply, but after reading your posts over xmas I just wanted to say how glad I am you came through this ordeal in good spirits and that so many people all over the world are thinking of you (I’m in Hong Kong), admiring your sparkle and strength and seeing the power of positive thought working for you.
Jan 07, 2012 @ 22:34:52
Dearest Ellie,Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! You made it, and I think tomorrow might even be your birthday? 29 years young? So many will be thinking of you, and wishing you a really wonderful day with your family and your beloved Tom. Snug up warm and tight through January because In February the snowdrops will come again and spring will be just around the corner, and I hope with every fibre of my being that you will be through the worst of this, because when the warmth and sunshine arrive again your poor little battered body might please have some reprieve. My youngest son has his birthday this month and he too is full of light and love, with the biggest most beautiful smile in the whole world….just like you. Love and light and Joy to you on you birthday. Kerry.xxx
Jan 08, 2012 @ 03:28:55
Though I don’t comment often, I keep coming back to your blog. My bout with breast cancer was a walk in ther park compared to many…DCIS, no lymph node involvement, lumpectomy and radiation only. Clean now for a year and a half, I am in awe of your strength and determination and of all those who face the daily battle. Stay strong.
Jan 08, 2012 @ 14:23:18
Brilliant news Ellie Im so glad you have overcome this recent hurdle! I was ill myself over christmas, had a reaction to one of my tablets but Im on the mend again, just in time for my next lot of chemo on Thursday! You keep going girl, your such an inspiration to me and many others, dont forget that. Sending you lots of love and positive thoughts, you are in my prayers, Claire x
Jan 09, 2012 @ 10:10:00
So happy for you ellie,ive been out 2 weeks now,struggling a bit with the chemo this time but we’ll get there,lots of love,iain xxx
Jan 09, 2012 @ 10:42:10
So delighted to hear your news Ellie. May 2012 bring you all your dreams and more.
Jan 09, 2012 @ 13:46:14
Delighted you’re home. A very happy new year to you & Tom.
Jan 10, 2012 @ 11:14:25
Glad to hear you escaped. Hope you managed to enjoy some celebrations in the end. xxx Best wishes for 2012
Jan 10, 2012 @ 20:56:42
Hope you’re having a good week.
Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:24:02
Hope you had a good birthday and that the chemo isn’t making you feel too rough xx
Jan 11, 2012 @ 13:22:30
Hope you had a good Birthday Ellie, glad you are home from hospital and looking forward to seeing he wedding pictures )> x
Jan 11, 2012 @ 14:19:22
Happy New Year and Birthday Ellie planning a wedding and a thirtieth is gonna keep you nice and busy ViV x
Jan 11, 2012 @ 23:25:49
So pleased u r out, keep laughing and smiling along this journey. I’ve done this journey too but as a mother watching my 7 year old daughter and knowing we did it laughing gives us the strength to keep going now. Keep planning that wedding – every best wish to you x
Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:45:37
As usual, you are continuing to fight. So happy for you that you are starting this new year with such positive uplifting thoughts. As with everyone else above I send my love and best wishes for your continued strength – where you get it from I have no idea but you are an inspiration to all of us who read your blog and so uplifting for anyone in a similar situation as yourself. Keep it up. Ann x
Jan 13, 2012 @ 20:33:34
Hello Ellie , Im from Spain and just found out today about your story… I truly admire your strength. I read today in an old magazine a friend gave to me about you and somehow i needed to know how you were doing by now and i felt really happy when i went through your blog… MY BEST WISHES FOR YOU AND TOM
pS: Youre beautiful, in both ways….
Jan 14, 2012 @ 10:56:47
You go girl! Keep kicking ass!!!
Jan 15, 2012 @ 00:10:09
Happy New Year and what a fab year it is going to be for you and Tom!!
Wonderful news you’re feeling better and back home.
Take Care Ellie.
Lots of Love and always wishing you well.
Jan 16, 2012 @ 12:04:39
Onward and upward.definitely ! Wonderful News to hear you have escaped to victory!. Hospitals are absolutely not the most aesthetic or therapeutic environments but they should be .
You are wonderful inside and out .
Wishing God`s Richest blessings to Tom &you this wedding year.
You are beating it.Take great care. Fondest Wishes always.
Linda: Belfast Northern Ireland
Jan 16, 2012 @ 13:32:06
I’ve just started following your blog, after reading an article about you in Breast Cancer Care’s magazine. I’ve just read the whole blog in one sitting! You have certainly been through hell, but your positivity has inspired me. In August I was diagnosed with a secondary tumour in my lung. This came as a shock as my breast cancer was 13 years ago. I’m currently on hormone therapy & herceptin, with chemo being kept in reserve. I shall follow your progress with interest and concern. I admire your courage and honesty. Lots of love!
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