Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Thank you to eveyone who has sent some lovely emails and also replies to the posts. Just want to do a quick update on my big bro. He has been diagnosed with mesiothelioma which is a rare cancer. It is caused by working with asbestos years ago. Not many people know much about the disease but from experiance its not nice at all. Fibres can get into your tissue and grow and turn into cancer, not sure how but it can take 20-30 years to come out. Some people lead a horrible life after diagnosis. He has yet to visit the top man to see if there is any treatment but I know when my father had it, there was nothing they could do as it was too far advanced, but that was 12 years ago. So I am hoping as medicine has come along way since then. That there is hope of treatment.
Well I am trying ever so hard to get back into things. I have just received a delivery of a couple of new sets from the new mini, plus the new mini books have arrived too. So I going to try and create something.
I am also working on putting some nice blog candy together for some very lucky person. So keep watching.


Dawn said...

OH no that is sad news abour your brother.
SallyR on uks her husband had that form of cancer too.

Claire said...

So sorry to read your news Melanie, hopefully there will be treatments available for your brother. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.