Monday, May 16, 2011


Howdy Folks, guess who.
I'm back baby.

I know I probably should have posted something earlier, but you know me. Never could post regularly, but I guess that just makes my posts SPECIAL.

Now as my brilliant Sis has filled you in, my ALCL has returned, with a vengeance.
To tell the truth when I first got the all-clear, i could all most hear an Austrian accent telling me, "I'll be back".
But what can you do about it?
This time it decided to make its presence known a lot more forcefully. It started with symptoms not unlike shingles (A pain in my shoulder, and a mild rash). But then my knee started acting up, that's when "terminator: returns" began.

So I've gotten stuck into my weekly chemo. Just had my second dose this afternoon. It seems to be going rather well, with lumps and bumps visibly reducing, and all my pain disappearing. Thankfully this Vinblastine hasn't been as hard on my system as far as i can tell. My bloods were right back up on Friday in preparation for today, so it cant be too bad. I'm just hoping i wont come to regret those words later on down the track.

Just to follow on with what Charlie said, HUGE thanks to everyone who has come and worked on the house these last few days. From those that just popped in to do an hour of sanding, to those like my uncle dean who sacrificed their weekend to do those jobs that just had to be done. Thanks to all of you guys, the Bathroom is now operational and the hallway and lounge have new architraves around the walls.

Just one more thing for tonight. Some of you may have heard of the "Make a wish" foundation, who grant wishes for children aged 3 - 17 who suffer from life threatening illnesses. visit their website if you want some more information. Well anyway, they got a hold of me about a month ago and we got to chatting. Long story short, they found that i was deserving, so now I'm expecting a new Gaming computer within the week.

That's all for today children.
Till next time, this is Logan saying, Be good and stay healthy.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Bathroom

The new bathroom is finally finished! Yay! Thanks to everyone that helped this weekend... Yvonne, Paul, Alex, Jasmine, Dean, Phil, Gil... That's all I can remember seeing. Sorry if I forgot anyone!
Logan got to have the first shower. I got to have one after. It was amazing! <3 water pressure!
Anyway, tomorrow Logan is having his second chemo dose. He coped pretty well with the first one, aside from the neutrapenic stuff, so this one should be a breeze!
Hugs and kisses,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Working Bee

Hi all!
This weekend we are having a working bee at our house to try and finish the bathroom and other odds and ends that need to be done around the house so that we can focus on getting Logan better.
If anyone has some free time today or tomorrow we would greatly appreciate it! Lunch and dinner will be provided :)
Hugs and kisses,

Monday, May 9, 2011


Hi everyone,
Just a quick update to let you know that Logan's chemo has been moved forward and is now starting today.
They are worried if they leave it much longer that the cancer will metastasize more.
He will only be up at the hospital for the afternoon then should be home again.
Hugs and kisses,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sad News

Hello everyone,
Unfortunately over the last few weeks Logan has been getting more and more exhausted and his knee has become extremely sore. He had an appointment on Wednesday with Michael who was sorry to tell us Logan's monster has come back. So far, it is in the subcutaneous tissue between his stomach and skin, in the bones in his leg and on his skull. He met with Michael on Thursday and he was given several options of how we are going to fight it this time. He has opted to have a chemo called Vinblastine. He will have this for 10 minutes every week and will not have to stay over night (fingers crossed). The pros of this are he gets to sleep in his own bed, he won't feel as ill, will have more energy and might even be able to go to school every so often if he feels up to it. They will know if the Vinblastine is working or not after about a month. If it is not working then we will go back to the more heavy duty chemo. But so far Vinblastine has had a good response rate.
My little brother is a fighter, but please send your prayers.
Chemo isn't starting for about a week from now, as he has a small dose of pneumonia at the moment.
Visitors are more than welcome at our house, but please ring first as Logan gets very tired.
Thank you everyone for your support over the last few months.
We did it once, we'll do it again.
Love Charlotte