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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Yipee we are free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not going to say much on this blog tonight because we are about to go out and celebrate. You see it was the day we found out the MRI results. We really worried about seeing the consultant this afternoon and when he came into the room and said there was a problem with the radiographer reading the MRI, we thought the news would be bad. But no. He meant that they couldn't take a proper  measurement of the tumour and so were not 100% sure what the difference was from when Ian had the last MRI 6 months ago to the latest one last Monday, but we were reassured when the consultant told us that he was certain that the tumour had still shrunk slightly. Then he gave us the most fantastic news. Ian was now officially in remission and all treatment was to be stopped for the next 3 months. After that is anyone's guess but for now we don't have to go back to the hospital until mid August. For the next two weeks Ian must keep on with the antibiotics because his neutrophils are still lower then they would like. The registrar arrived to remove Ian's pic line ( which Ian says was completely painless ) and we were sent merrily on our way. I cant tell you how happy we were. Once the rally is over and after we have helped clear up the site we can finally pull pins and GO GO GO yeahhhhhhhhhh.

Just a couple of photos of the atrocious weather this morning. Hope we dont have any of the same over the weekend! More rally photos tomorrow.

Not snow but hail!



My wildlife photo of today


Plenty of pollen on this bee!

7 comments:

Kevin said...

Hi Ian & Irene,
We are both 'thrilled to bits', 'over the moon' and 'pleased as punch' to hear your superb good news!!
Big hugs,
Kevin xx & Harry xx

Sue said...

What fantastic news today!! We are so very pleased for you both.. Enjoy your evening! Sue and Vic

nb Chance said...

Hi Irene and Ian, so pleased to hear your great news, at last you can get cruising again, we will keep our fingers crossed for Ian for the future, hopefully we will meet up very soon, cant wait! xxxx

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Not only is that fantastic news its also a fantastic photo of a bee.
Well done both of you

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

We are so happy for you both. It is the best news on such a dreadful day for the weather, what with the sleet, snow, rain, hail and some sunshine thrown in for good measure.
Happy celebrations and more to the point happy cruising for the next three months. Wooo hooo.

Absolutely love the bee photograph.

Hugsss and a special big hug for Ian xxxxxxxxx

Bruce in Sanity said...

Great news, hope the heads aren't too sore this morning!

Maybe we'll see you out and about later in the "summer".

Best

Bruce and Sheila

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful news - enjoy the summer - hope the weather smiles on you too...

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

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