I'm on cloud 9

This morning I woke up at 5.30 and looked out of the window, 
 the whole valley was filled with cloud, I was peeping trough the sky light above the cloud, 
which felt and looked great, 
the photo's don't capture the real loveliness and how magic the cloud looked,

I was literally on cloud 9,
which is true!
I had the best news yesterday, 
the results from my last op to remove my lymph nodes are all clear!!! 
soooooooooo pleased!
they couldn't find any more cancer, fan-blooomin-tastic!!!
I still may have to have chemo though as the 3 tumours I had total 6cm, which is considered quite large and that will be decided when I have a consultation with the chemo specialist on the 17th, so I may yet be joining the Yul Brynner appreciation society, ( who proves bald is beautiful!!)

but I feel soooo happy :)
 I couldn't have got through this without the totally amazing support from my gorgeous family and friends who have been the best ever, kept me strong and positive,
and all your amazing comments and support have been totally fantastic, 
I'm soooo very grateful,

 huge thank you xx to lovely hannah for my gorgeous lavender bag,

and thoughtful Flora who made me this gorgeous glass 'right as rain' rain drop taken from one of my artworks,

So touched,
thank you xx

whist recovering from my second op and waiting for the results we've been on gorgeous walks with fab friends and family, I've been invited out for meals, flown kites and had water fights, ate pizza and sipped Amaretto and loads more lovely times to help the waiting easier! 
I'm very lucky.

I know I'm still only half way through this,
and there's still some more tough times to come,
but so many positives have come from my experience so far,
the main one being it's a total wake up call to live life to the full, 
not just for me but everyone around me.
I know how extremely lucky I am, and not everyone gets the results they want to hear.
I think there's a lot to learn when life deals you a crappy card, and people who have to deal with the worst situations in life can only come out a stronger person with even closer friends and family.

So yeah!
best birthday pressie ever!
guess who's the BIG 4 - 0 tomorrow!
man alive, 40! life does literally begin at 40 for me!
I'm being whisked away up to Bonnie Scotland to the Isle of Skye for a beautiful week of family fun,
can't wait!:)

look at me! 
butter wouldn't melt!! I think my mum had the twin tub on hot when she washed that lovely orange 'crimpalene' number!!
Massive thanks again,
I think you're all fab and a true inspiration,
so cheers!
good health always and happy days! xx


  1. Wow, that's fantastic news! I'm so happy for you! Have a fantastic birthday! :D

  2. Great, FANTASTIC, fabulous news!!!!!!! Have a super dooper fun birthday. S x

  3. That's such brilliant news! Hope you have a wonderful birthday - by the sounds of it, that's already guaranteed! xx

  4. I am so happy - tears of joy for you here in Australia!! Happy birthday for tomorrow - I know it will be amazing, along with the many, many birthdays that will follow! Hurrah for kicking cancers butt! Nic x

  5. That is really great news! Enjoy your birthday week :o)

  6. Oh Lisa! Happy days indeed!!! Well done for kicking it in the Ass. You are one strong lady. Happy birthday tomorrow and welcome to the 40 club. Be spoilt, be thoroughly spoilt! Much hugs Lou x

  7. Oh Lisa, that's such fabulous wonderful news! What a great birthday present :-)
    And a perfect way to distract from the shock of hitting the big 4 Oh!
    Welcome to the other side of 40, all the best people are here already ;-)

  8. Shedding a few HAPPY TEARS! so pleased, what wonderful news!

    Have a fantastic birthday xxxxxxxx

  9. Thank you thank you thank you xxxx

  10. Wonderful news! Hope you have a great birthday xxx

  11. Great great news!
    ave a fabulous birthday

  12. WOW.. what wonderful... fantstic... fabulous news!! So happy for you! You are so lucky to have such wonderful family/people around you... lots of <3 to them too :)

    Hope you have a wonderful 40th birthday.. Life does begin at 40 :D <3

  13. wonderful news! and birthday congratulations too :)

  14. Sending you a million happy birthday wishes!! Congrats!

  15. Woohoo!! Sooo pleased for you :-)))
    Have a fab birthday mrs, you deserve it!!!

  16. Fantastic news. Have a wonderful birthday. Have you heard? 40 is the new 30. ;^)

  17. Sooooo pleased for you!! You totally deserve some good news!! And great timing so you can really enjoy your birthday!! Sending lots of love your way, have a good one my friend!! xxx

  18. The power of Grace. The power of Love. The power of Family. The power of Prayer. The power of Hope. The power of Kindness. You have it all!!!

  19. So glad you got some good news, what a roller coaster but your strength and zest for life overshadow all the sadness and you are such an inspriation. Have a fab time in the Isle of Sky, those photos of the clouds to make it seem a bit like heaven don't they.

    Happy Birthday, have a wonderful day and yes life does begin at 40...Congratulations on passing another milestone :-)

  20. Really excellent news, I'm sure you'll have a great day today! Happy Birthday!!x

  21. Fab news Lisa, HAPPY BIG 40 too. have a lovely relaxing hol. You made me laugh again in your blog, I love the crimpelene number! See that sign next to you on the first photo,'courage' you've got it in bucket loads,tee hee, keep it up, won't be long till your through it and shining out the other end. Well done! X Julie

  22. fantastic news lisa! so happy for you. your positivity & strength truly is inspirational :) here's to you, happy birthday xx

  23. Oh my, such wonderful news. Take care Amanda...x

  24. excellent news gorgeous!!!

    big hugs xxxxx

    have a brilliant time in Skye, highly recommend tallisker bay, and the whiskey!

    happy birthday missus xx

  25. SOOO pleased for you - can you hear me over in France shouting for joy??? YES!!!!
    Hope you had a brilliant 40th and are enjoying a fantastic week in Skye.

  26. Happy birthday chuck - you are the inspiration!!
    Loving that pic of you playing in the beer garden - the 70s, what a fab era to have grown up in!
    Lots of love

  27. Absolutely fantastic news; lots of love, Amy

  28. Hi,

    that's fantastic news!

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  29. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!
    I remember how much that good news meant to me when I had cancer!
    Such a good sign!!! Enjoy the great news and hope you had a lovely holiday with your family!!! YAY!!!

  30. Many congratulations on your wonderful news.

    Big Love from Rob and all at Ryantown HQ


  31. I've been thinking of you. Been going through some traumas of our own here and seeing light at the end of the tunnel. What good news. Sending the usual healing vibes.



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