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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

No new posts for a while.

Remember the Elvis/Cats Ipad bag I made for a friend? We were going to catch up a few weeks ago, but I hadn't heard from her until today. She emailed me to apologise for not being in touch earlier, but she is 'a bit upset' at the moment. She has just been diagnosed with rectoral cancer which is spreading to her liver. I can't begin to describe how upset I am. We have been friends since we were 15 years old, and have gone through many ups and downs (and marriages) and been there for each other. Sometimes we don't talk for a few months, and Ken will ask if we've had an argument. We've NEVER had an argument! We are such good mates that we don't need to be on each other's doorstep all the time; when we do catch up it's like we talked to each other only a few days ago. A very comfortable friendship.
We spoke on the phone tonight and she was as chirpy as ever. She said that if she has to wear a 'bum bag' for the rest of her life, at least she'll be alive! She isn't even contemplating dying at this stage. Her hubby is not taking it well at all, and Ken had a long chat to him tonight. We are hoping to visit them in the next few days and she is looking forward to having her Ipad bag!
Sorry about this long explanation which is nothing to do with this blog, but I just wanted my followers to know why I have suddenly stopped posting stuff. I'll be back, but perhaps not for a few weeks.


Wendy said...

will be saying a prayer for your friend.

Linens and Royals said...

So sad for you and your friend, hope you can come back soon. Sylvia X

Jane Galley said...

It must have been a shock for everyone concerned. I am sure she will appreciate spending some time with you

Liz said...

Very distressing news indeed. Thank you for letting us know what is going on. I'm glad you will be able to spend some time with your friend. We'll be waiting patiently right here!

Joy V said...

Fully understand Gina - you need to be with your friend. Praying for her and you and hope all goes well for her. Keep positive and take care