Thursday, December 30, 2010


Thanks to all you wonderful bloggers who never give up on me.

Here's a copy of an email I sent out yesterday. Just thought I'd post a copy for all of you.

Dear All
Kev emailed you all in May when it seemed that I had just a little time to live. I'd just come home from MRI and hadn't eaten for weeks. My new GP used the word 'terminal' for the first time to me, and I didn't know he had already told Kev that I had only a month or so left. Looking at the photos from that time I can see why.

However, I started eating again and regained some weight.
It seems that the chemo had destroyed some of the tumour but the illness it also caused has left me unable to walk, so I have been confined to my bed for most of the year.

But I am not well, and not eating again - who knows what is to come.
A belated thank you for all your good wishes and I hope you all have a good new year.

Happy 2011 to all
from KAZ ( now with HAIR)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaz, you are one of the bravest, most fightingest (is so a word!)women I've never met.
whatever happens is beyond me, but it's been a privilege to spend some cyber time with you this year.
Here's to better things for us all in 2011.
Much love, kid.

4:38 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

It's so good to hear from you!

Would it help if I sent Beast over to model The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts?

Yes, they're on their way to England again.

If you must stay in bed, at least Corrie has been exciting lately.

Gentle hugs from MJ.

4:50 pm  
Blogger Macy said...

So glad to have any kind of update! Hang in there Kaz! You'll be in my thoughts as the Bells chime in the new year tonight.

PS What do the doctors know? At the end of the day it's technically "Terminal" for all of us...

4:53 pm  
Blogger Liz said...

Hi Kaz,

Great to see an update from you, even though you are still far from well.

I often think of you. You have managed more blog posts than I have this year.

I wish you, more than anyone, HEALTH and happiness for the New Year.

Kindest regards.

4:56 pm  
Blogger Zig said...

Kaz! You lovely jubly person - it's so wonderful to hear from you. You've done so fantastically well lets all hope all hopiness that you will regain your appetite soon - I'm sure there must be some tempting marzipan based cake type products in the sales - we could send Vic to taste test them for you.
Thinking of you and your barnet
love and kisses
Ziggi x x x

5:08 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

Yes, get well and keep entertaining us.
love and peace

5:20 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Hi Kaz

Great to hear your HAIR has come back!!! I will keep my fingers crossed for the appetite and the walking to follow and am sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly again.

Happy New Year and keep on defying the docs! You've done a great job so far.

Laura xx

6:00 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

An iron will can beat the doctor's and their gloom... keep fighting, Kaz. Sending all good wishes and love for 2011.

6:51 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Oh Kaz, it's so good to hear from you!

Happy new year dear, and many hugs.

7:13 pm  
Blogger xl said...

Dearest Kaz,

Thank you for the update, so nice to hear from you.

I think about you every day.


7:16 pm  
Blogger Carl Sprake said...

Hi Kaz,
I am a friend of Laura King, and just wanted to wish you the best for 2011.

7:20 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Really good to hear from you, Kaz.

We'll raise a few glasses to you tonight and send some healthy vibes.

Geoff xx

7:37 pm  
Blogger savannah said...

dearest kaz! i was thinking about you the other day and hoping that all was, if not completely well, at least, a bit better! sending you healing thoughts across the pond and all the best wishes for 2011! xoxoxoxx

8:04 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

Yay ... Spikey Dikey lives to fight another day. Keep on trucking young lady - we are all rooting for you.

8:07 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

Have been thinking of you, particularly over Christmas. All the best ...

8:56 pm  
Blogger Z said...

Kaz, you're great. Best wishes to you. You've got a lot of friends rooting for you, hope you feel our support and love.

10:09 pm  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...


Tons of hugs and best wishes for both you and your hair.

10:48 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

You've just given me the best moment of today. Thanks so much for the update.

You are often in my thoughts.

No wonder you're not eating, Rog hasn't delivered any batenburgs for you recently.

11:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd better leave another hug sack at the door...hugs are piling up like the New York snow.

1:54 am  
Anonymous Dan said...

Followed your blog (via Laura) with interest - and obviously sadness too but gladdened to see some positive news! Here's to an improved and improving quality of life! Best wishes - Dan

7:52 am  
Blogger tony said...

So Nice To Hear From You KAZ.Stay Strong .Bestest Wishes & Love XXX

1:19 pm  
Blogger Rosie said...

Wishing you all the best possible.

2:13 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

Wonderful to find this greeting from you today, the first of the new year. I suspect you've always been an astounding woman - you certainly are now.
Keep the best candies in the tin for yourself because you never know when you might fancy one. Much love m'dear.

2:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you, dear KAZ. I heared the british cuisine made some progress lately - try it, eh? Let me give you a friendly gentle hug.

3:27 pm  
Blogger geraldgee said...

Much love Kaz from one who is on the same journey. xxx

4:46 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Kaz, you are often in my thoughts and I check in here every time I'm online to see if there's an update. And today there is... so keep as well as you can and I'm looking forward to your next update already.

5:10 pm  
Blogger K said...

Kaz, We will never give up on you. ( Us bloggers are a bloody stubbon breed ).
Much love xx

5:43 pm  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

Thank you for updating, it's so good to hear from you.
*Virtual hugs and lots of good thoughts*

7:19 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Kaz, really, really, wonderful to hear from you again. All my best wishes and love for the new year. xxx

11:08 am  
Blogger Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Great to know you are still with us and we hope you'll start eating a bit more - our neighbour has just shaved her head before it all starts falling out and has a neat way of making a scarf into a hat - all our love from hyde.

1:27 pm  
Blogger Mrs. Hall said...

dang girl. sucks. hugs to you.



2:27 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

What they all said. That's started my 2011 off on a good note.

4:58 pm  
Blogger Lulu LaBonne said...

AAArgh not the FGES...

Kaz - I have been thinking about you a lot, you're clearly a woman who defies expectations. I'm keeping everything crossed that this turns out to be a good year for you

6:08 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

kaz girl I keep hoping to see an update from you so I was really chuffed to see this.

fingers xed for you!

8:46 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

So pleased to have some news Kaz - fingers crossed for better times ahead for you.

Thinking of you often.

4:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello KAZ, just sliding in - a little ice rain here. But the coming days will see warm temperatures.

4:16 pm  
Blogger Zig said...

I hope you've managed to eat something Kaz - just comeing by to check! XX

4:49 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Morning honey.

It's typical British weather here in Norwich. I'm trying to come up with reasons not to head out. Bleugh.

I see your jug is empty and the flowers need changing. And as Rog still hasn't delivered you batenburgs...I'll be back.

*trips over sack of hugs on way out*

11:31 am  
Blogger Barry Coidan said...

Kaz it is so good to hear from you.

All the very best.

6:08 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Here you go sweetie, more batenburgs.

*puts the little cakes out on a plate, places it by Kaz' bedside*

*puts fresh flowers in vase*

I hope you like daffs.

*rinses out jug and fills it with a chilled Pinot Grigio*

Enjoy darling.

*trips over sack of hugs on way out*

10:59 am  
Blogger white rabbit said...

Kaz - Thanks for the update and lots of love. You are a fighter and I hope things progress.

Ever onwards!


4:15 pm  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

I spent New Year's Eve with Mr Beastie!!
*Hugs to you*

4:42 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

Here's a couple of hunky guys for you Kaz

5:46 pm  
Blogger Madame DeFarge said...

Somewhat late to this, but glad to hear from you and do take care of yourself. Big hugs.

8:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your hunky gays are phantastic, Rog!

4:12 pm  
Blogger savannah said...

checking in with much love from the south, sugar! xoxoxo

6:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just peeping in from Franconia. We have no more snow, but high water - by no means comparable to what the Aussies have.

8:51 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Happy Sunday morning my dear.

I need more coffee...want a cup?

10:50 am  
Blogger Rog said...

Tell Mago I didn't mean "hunky gays".
Dave's become a twitcher by the way Kaz. I thought you should know.
Chance of sunshine today anyway...

12:11 pm  
Blogger Lubin said...

Still checking your blog - and grateful for the update.
From Lubin (who IS a hunky gay).

5:28 pm  
Blogger SSS said...

Delighted to read your update, I've been wondering about you. I wanted to get the flit gun out on the comments section of your last update to get those pesky scammers!

Thinking of you xxx

9:36 am  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

Happy Wednesday!
Just checking in. *waves*

10:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's becoming cold again and right when I have to travel snow is forecast - ach Middle Franconia!
How's the hair now?

3:39 pm  
Blogger white rabbit said...

Just lots of love to you and your hair!

3:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! (waves stars and stripes at Kaz)
I heard someone on the subway speaking what I'm sure was Catalun. Made me think of you.(Ena Sharples hairnets make me think of you, too!)

12:42 am  
Blogger Zig said...

there's Great Bustards round here Kaz!


9:05 am  
Blogger Roses said...

I've only had Greater Bastards round my way. Saw them off with a shotgun.

Happy Saturday.

6:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some great busts?

7:37 pm  
Blogger english inukshuk said...

someone peeked at chez moi from Catalonia and I wondered if it was your good self. . .


. . .in other news, last week with Friday's coffee I offered up some lovely crunchy apples - wouldn't you know but Vicus started everyone else on dunking them

. . .in other other news, today I made a Swiss Roll (not by pushing him down a mountain) and it made me think of Battenburg - which made me think of you!


6:02 pm  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

...checking in... for a nibble of battenburg...

6:04 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

Just listening to Betty Driver on Desert Island Discs. She sends her best....

9:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just floating by on ma way to bed ... trains, archives, trains ... Silvaner ...

9:22 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

I popped by with custard creams. I hope you don't mind. They're from Waitrose. I've gone up in the world.

Lots of love to you my darling.

10:03 am  
Blogger MJ said...

@Rog: Have you heard that Betty Driver has never made a hot pot and claims to be rubbish at cooking?

12:33 pm  
Blogger xl said...

Kaz, I am now an official idler, too! Retirement starts today!

3:40 am  
Blogger Rog said...

Betty Driver revelations eh? Turns out she's a 43 year old bloke from Sussex.
Hiya Kaz!!! xxx

7:04 am  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Howdy Kaz.

Hope life is treating you a little better.

Your pithy posts are much missed in the blogosphere. In fact, we demand them back!


10:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just looking in ... your idling is exemplary!

10:25 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Morning gorgeous.

It's my day for idling, so I thought I'd drop in see whether you needed more baked goods.

More bickies? Jaffa cakes? Battenburgs? Or yes to all of the above?

9:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we need a fresh hug sack yet? Oh, what th'eck! I'll leave one anyway. Something to keep Roses on her toes-es.
Hugs and love, Kaz.

10:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hug sack? Is that a cuddle blanket?

11:35 pm  
Blogger K said...

Hey Kaz,just stopping in for a chat. On the Hug sack subject I have a Snuggie we can all share.

8:52 pm  
Blogger Zig said...

Ah Kaz, hope you're getting some grub down your neck, missing you so xx

5:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:29 am  
Blogger savannah said...

just checking in, sugar! thinking of you. xoxoxoxo

3:41 am  
Blogger xl said...

Kaz, be my Valentine!

4:11 am  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

And mine!!?

7:25 am  
Blogger Roses said...

Happy Valentine's Day my darling.

5:36 pm  
Blogger Zig said...

hope Kev fed you heart shaped Battenberg today
- thinking of you xx

9:31 pm  
Blogger english inukshuk said...

me too, three and four


11:28 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today I saw some thing in the upwards grey. It was yellowish. Remembered the tales of the ancestors who sayed something about a "sun" ...

2:20 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Miss you so much.

10:28 am  
Blogger MJ said...

What Dave said.

12:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just peeping in.

12:07 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

Sending you a postcard from Austin: boots and guitars, honky tonk pianos and warm nights. x

8:12 pm  
Blogger Macy said...

Hi Kaz! I'm persisting in my irrational belief that you are currently not blogging because you are on a tropical beach somewhere.
Kev peeling the grapes.
Wishing you all the best wherever you are.

9:27 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

Thinking of you, hoping you are comfortable and happy.
love and peace.

8:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make a noise please.

1:31 am  
Blogger Madame DeFarge said...

Hope all well with you.

8:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,Kaz. Sorry I've been AWOL. But I'm home again so might be less AWOL now.
hugs.Nice, gentle ones.

4:34 am  
Blogger Roses said...

Morning honey.

It's Monday again. I've been to London over the weekend, which possibly explains my lack of enthusiasm for it.

I'm thinking of you sweetie.

*trips over hug sack on the way out*

Who bloody left that lying there?

7:54 am  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Kazzi Come Home!

Luv and luck,

Laws x

9:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes: KAZ Come Home!

9:06 pm  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

Yes, please return - Dave is a bit of a handful without you to keep him under control.

7:38 am  
Blogger tony said...


10:15 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

Owdo chuck. Your Royal Wedding invite is in the post apparently. And how's the Kevster?

12:46 pm  
Blogger Zig said...

It's Friday Kaz, time for a tipple
cheers me dear
x x x

6:48 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

It's Saturday.

You're my excuse for not doing the laundry.


3:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is comment number 99.

4:58 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Kaz darling! Just popped in to see if you needed a fesh cup of tea or a bottle of bubbly. Brought the Battenburg cake, Lamingtons and chocolates.

Many hugs, am thinking of you dear.

6:48 am  
Blogger Pat said...

You are still in my prayers.

4:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear. There are days I wish I could go back to bed.

2:37 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Hello my darling.

How are you doing for white wine? Do you need topping up?

5:40 pm  
Blogger xl said...

Good morning!

2:04 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Just checking in, tidying up, plumping cushions.

2:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much sadness in the world...I came over here for a laugh. Well, when you get characters like Vicus and Rog and Dave and the Zig together there's bound to be some inadvertent snorting and spluttering of beverages.
Speaking of which - I need more caffeine!
Up for a gentle hug? OK, here's one!

11:45 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Hello lovely.

It's a sunny Saturday out there and I'm trying to come up with a good excuse why I'm not out there...oh yes...laundry. The laundry which went undone last weekend.

It's getting bad hon, I'm down to the grey knickers.

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