Monday, November 10, 2008

New Words

I haven't been here for a while. And apologies to all of you whose blogs I haven't visited recently.

We've had a lot to think about in chez Aknita in the last few weeks. There's been a lot of worry and uncertainty, waiting, and new words to learn.

The first new words we had to learn were brain tumour. Then there was genetic. The best word was noncancerous.

Then there was the surgery to remove the tumour, then the histology to wait for and another new word - medulloblastoma - and life has changed for ever.

My nephew has 12 months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to go through. I'm obviously being somewhat reticent here in blogland and don't want to go into too much personal detail, other than that we are all being encouraged to think of a positive result, so there's light at the end of this dark tunnel. It is very rare for this type of cancer to affect adults.

I am in turn angry, confused and just plain mad that this can happen to such a lovely young man.

I think my ventures into blogland are going to haphazard for a while. Please bear with me if I'm not reading your blogs as often as I used to, and keep us all in your thoughts.


amy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Of course you're in my thoughts.

Linda said...

*sending hugs*

Not much I can say to help, but I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and your family and sending positive thoughts your way. x

ambermoggie said...

oh Joy I am so sorry to hear this. Sending positive healing thoughts for you all

Kathy said...

Hello Aknita,

You don't know me but I found your blog through a google news alert.

My son is a 5-year survivor of a supratentorial PNET. The type of cancer he has is a rarer variant of medulloblastoma.

I am so very sorry to hear about your nephew.

I can direct you or your nephew's parents to support groups and other resources if you would like.

Please contact me if I can be of any help to you:
bkbell at gmail dot com.

gilraen said...

{{{Hugs}}} Joy.

Aknita said...

Thank you.

Kathy, I will be in touch, and very much appreciate your message.

Lin said...

Dear Joy, Sending you and your family my love and best wishes,
Lin x

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

I am thinking of you all constantly and will always be around if you ever to vent or even if you just want a norty joke or 2 to lighten the mood. :D
Virtual {{{{hugs}}}} and lot's of positive vibes. Please pass my "possy vibes" to all.

Lot's of Love
Linz xxx

kathryn said...

I would like to join in sending you love, support and positive thoughts.

TutleyMutley said...

Healing vibes your nephew's way and thinking of all of you...