15 November 2014

The Best Christmas Present

On Thursday 13 November I received the best Christmas present ever. It was early, of course, too early to wrap in decorative paper and red ribbon but that didn't alter the worth of it. Actually the gift was too precious to wrap, it was the sort that needed to be shouted about from hilltops and roofs, unwrapped and open to view. Would you like to know what my gift was? Okay, I'll reveal all.

As I said, the date was 13 November but it certainly wasn't an unlucky day. It was the day Joe had the ALL CLEAR from the medics. There was no sign of the cancer that had troubled him for a whole year. That is certainly something to celebrate?
There are still a few things to be sorted but when we're told that the cancer had disappeared anything else can be taken in a stride. 

He looks well, is eating well, has put on a little weight, and is able to go out more ... and is rather jubilant about his new status. And why not? 
Our blogging friends have been so supportive throughout Joe and I thought we should impart the good news -  most of all he wants to thank you all for your good wishes and sympathetic messages. 


  1. Congratulations on the good results for Joe, I am so happy that you both received such good news.

  2. What fantastic news Valerie. This is the best Christmas Present ever!!! I am so happy for you both. Big hugs and kisses to both of you. Denise xxx

  3. So glad to hear the good news! Blessings to you!

  4. *thunderous applause and cheers*


    Joe and Valerie, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo elated to hear the good news and am soooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for the both of you!

    And yes, this is THE BEST Christmas present EVER!

    Sharing MUCH love and celebration!

    (((((((( Joe & Valerie ))))))))


  5. Thank you all... your support has meant a lot to me during the past months.

  6. Well Valerie this is the best news ever and a great present for you and Joe.

  7. (jumping up and down) Wrap him up in Christmas paper, dear! :-) And post the pictures. You could even clip a beard on.

    That's such great news. I'm so happy for you and your happy.

    Greetings from London.

  8. Well done Joe: congratulations to you both on the fantastic news. Valerie, you could wrap Joe up in a new Christmas jumper with Xmas Tree or Reindeer motif.

  9. Wonderful news...:) My wife has beaten two different versions of this curse in the last twenty years.

  10. Getting an "all clear" is an amazing thing. And I'm relieved and elated for Joe and for you. The disease affects everyone...and it's been a tough haul, but worth every trip, every treatment, worth every ucky moment. Still keeping up the prayers, but I'm doing a happy dance!! What an awesome gift to get!!


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