28 Aug

Hello hello. Jo here again. Miss Blurry Eyes can see much better today, but is still having some probems focussing and after a night of barely any sleep, is also very tired. So she has asked me to update you all.


So, first things first, thank you thank you thank you for all your messages. They all had an effect because firstly, they stopped that pesky syringe driver from working again. Now, that is a problem, surely. No, no – because that meant Rosie started recovering from the side effects of the new drug she had; and through a stirling effort by the district nurses, the Macmillan nurses, the palliative care consultant and Rosie’s GP who came out to see her – oh, and the pharmacist in Malvern who pulled out all the stops too – she is now no longer on that drug and is on something much better for her. So, she didn’t have to wait until Tuesday.

The other thing is that some of her sadness was another side effect of this same drug. Brilliant for chests. Not good for eyes or moods. So, she is almost back to normal today. She has been eating non-stop; planning on the steps she needs to take to go out for a pub meal; and forcing me into watching Sex in the City 2.

And the 98%? That’s her oxygen stats, without the help of oxygen, at lunch time today. That’s a brilliant number and better probably than most of the rest of us. What a result. So, thanks Team Kilburn.


27 Responses to “98%”

  1. Mike August 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    I’m feeling a montage of Rosie recovering and training for this pub meal, a la Rocky

  2. Dollydimple August 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Wow, what a turn around – go team Kilburn! There’s no messing with you lot. Delighted to hear that things are on the up and for once that pesky syringe driver worked in Rosie’s favour. Great news that they could sort the drugs ahead of the anticipated Tuesday. Roll on that pub meal – will it feature turkey? Keep improving x

  3. Maz August 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Thanks for making me smile – thats a major achievement today!

  4. kath August 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Yay! And good on all those people who made a big effort to help.

  5. margaret crisp August 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Hi Team Kilburn, GREAT NEWS!!! Am delighted at the turn round of events, and great that you’re eating well Rosie!! What are you planning to eat at this pub meal – scampi and chips (with peas) is pretty high on my list as its not too filling and you can’t buy scampi over here!! I’m hoping to cross it off my ‘eat it whilst in England list’ when I’m there!!!
    Go girl, go!!!!!!!!
    love mags.

  6. Coz Al August 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    I suspect it’s now Jo who is sad from having to watch Sex in the City 2! Oh Ro how could you?
    Really good to hear that the side effects are on the out and yay for 98% you rock!

    • Jill Clayton August 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

      That’s all great to hear. Thank-you so much for finding the time to update us all. Now we can go happily to bed tonight. That doesn’t mean we’ll desert you. The cats will still be on duty. They do their best vibing at night. Love, Jill

      • Michelle August 28, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

        Oh nooooooooo, no sleep for me and himself then. But it’s all in a good cause. Eshaness – get to work – get calling your mates over the pawtal. Purr away, vibe like mad, get the message to Rosie’s puddy tats. Go….;-)

  7. barbara August 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Much better news.I shall have a glass of wine tonight to celebrate and toast “Team Kilburn”.

  8. Deborah Morgenstern August 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Go team Kilburn and, it would seem, team Herefordshire!

    Rosie – all the other things Team Kilburn have done for you are fine and acceptable, but making ANYONE watch Sex And The City 2 is frankly an appalling act of maltreatment!

  9. Pip Armstrong August 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Brill x

  10. Michelle August 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Dear Jo and Rosie, one word – BRILLIANT

  11. celia butler August 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Hurrah! – for a better day generally, and for all of the people who have helped it to be so.
    Rosie has a 100% track record for bouncing back and this time is no exception.
    Hope that the pub meal plan comes off very soon and that everything else continues to improve. You’re all amazing, x

  12. Liz Kidd August 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    That’s great news! You are all stars! Thank goodness that things have improved.
    Hang on in there!

  13. carol lewis August 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    Brill news, keep it going, we’ll all keep thinking positive & you’ll soon be down the pub

  14. Helen August 28, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Excellent news Rosie (and Jo). Who’d have thought that that pain of a syringe driver would do you a favour by stopping working?

    I hope you enjoy your pub meal. I would say that about the film too but SATC2???? I think the drugs are affecting your film choosing judgement 🙂


  15. trudy August 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Hi Rosie and Jo,It Was great to click that favorites button and find out great news.Hope you have a great sleep tonight Rosie.your poor Mum,Rosie how could you make her watch Sex and the city 2? we all know that your mum would do Anything for you.Ha Ha..

  16. Lin August 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I will never again doubt the vibing powers of cats……………..
    Pub lunch w/c 12th then???
    Brilliant news, and was great to talk to you, Ro:))))
    See you soon and sleep well, love:)))))

  17. Jen Beetson August 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Hey Rosie, my eyes got a bit blurry too when I read Mike’s post from yesterday….it’s great to hear that you’re doing a bit better today. You have an amazing soul you know. Thank you for sharing yourself on the good days and the bad, whereas, I might want to run and hide from the world, get into the airing cupboard like I used to as a child, although to be fair that would only be short term……And my love to your amazing mother and father, it is one thing to see your child sad but entirely another to write it. I can see where you get your spirit from Rosie, the apples don’t fall far from the tree. Vibes for a restful night xxxx

  18. Andrea Clarke August 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    that’s such good news, i’m so pleased. i have raised a glass or two in your honour!

    pub meals are good – enjoy it when you get there!

    much love


  19. Claire August 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    I think the collective ‘phew’ today is pretty deafening. Thank goodness for the failure of the syringe driver & the utter triumph of everyone & everything else. Or, lets be generous & add the driver’s failure as a triumph in its own way………….
    98% is pretty stunning, & eating too, your bounce is truly amazing. Wishing you all peace & rest tonight & sunshine tomorrow. I was enjoying the photo progression last week or so, & looking forward to ‘seeing ‘ you again soon. night night xxxxxx

  20. Alison August 29, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Hi Rosie, well the sun is shining here in Somerset where I am dog sitting. Hopefully it is with you too. Sorry to hear this weekend has been yet another rollercoaster for you, hope you are feeling a bit brighter today.

    Ali xx

  21. Jonquil Dodd August 29, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Dear Rosie and Jo
    Sorry I’m late to the party, but I’ve been following the blog for some time, and doing my own little bit of vibing. Do you think if I asked my beehives to join in, it might help? Relieved to hear that the glums were a side effect; I once read the little leaflet inside a packet of anti-anxiety meds, and it said one of the side effects might be – anxiety!
    Love to you all xx

  22. Chloe Taylor-Jones August 29, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    98% that’s brilliant Rosie, if anyone deserves a good pub meal it is you 🙂

    In other good news which I hope you will be pleased to know, we met our £200 target for Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday (the day of the run) but since then more people have pledged money so we hope to keep collecting and exceed our target! You can check out our page when you feel like it:


    You were my inspiration when I felt like giving up running and walking instead (which I didn’t!)

    Keep positive xxx

  23. Debbie August 29, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    That is just fantastic news! I too was bleary-eyed after reading yesterday’s blog and the Mike’s posting. (i think you spoke for so many of us Mike, and so beautifully expressed). Well done Ro (and Jo) for letting everyone know how you were feeling and galvanising the support you so badly needed. Hopefully this will give you confidence that help truly is at hand and you can feel the power and vibes of all those rooting for you!
    SATC2 – well that is rather harsh and no way to repay your mother! To be honest I haven’t seen it, but I know the reviews were atrocious….were the critics wrong?
    As for the pub meal, what’s it to be? Turkey dinner a l’Hopital Gloucester peut-etre?
    Congratulations again Team Kilburn!

  24. Jilly (beckys aunty) August 29, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    What a great post to read I am so glad that you are feeling better rosie, I am coming to gloucester soon to see becky as we having a wedding to go to I love becky she is great, I hope you keep on feeling a little better every day, and its ok to be sad somethimes we all feel like that, its just you have more reason than others, Keep smiling honey xx

  25. Jane August 29, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Dear Rosie, how lovely to read this post after the previous one, well done you and Jo of course! Keep up the good work 🙂 xx

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