Mend Maddie’s Mummy

Update posted by FightingforNic On Jun 25, 2014

It's been 18 months since Nic was diagnosed with non hodgkins lymphoma. That 18 months has been filled with scans, blood tests, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, steroids, wigs, weight gain, weight loss, good news, bad news and lots and lots of hope. Through this journey Nic has raised awareness of stem cell donation, blood donation, lymphoma research and the NHS in various forms including its research drug fund. Throughout all of this Nic has focused on Maddie and her family to maintain her strength and courage. I am devastated to report that Nic is now receiving palliative care as the lymphoma has overcome all the treatments that Nic has bravely had since diagnosis. She is being well looked after at St Anne's Hospice and through her story, the awareness continues. One day there will be a cure for cancer and Nic and all her supporters will have played a huge part in that xxx

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Update posted by FightingforNic On Dec 20, 2013

So since the last update, Nicola has gone through more highs and lows! After the radiotherapy to her chest Nic had severe stomach pains - and for a woman within incredibly high pain threshold, these were pains. A scan revealed further tumours and so she needed high dose steroids and pain relief. Her fantastic doctors at the Christie pushed ahead with plans for trials and so as she underwent more radiotherapy - this time to her abdomen- the funding application was sent off for Brentuximab..... And two weeks later Nic received the wonderful news that she had been granted some funding!! 

The radiotherapy, steroids, morphine and good news meant that Nic could enjoy both her 30th bIrthday and also Maddie's birthday party, something so important to Nic and also to her family and friends.

However, on weaning the meds, Nic has had further pains and another hospital stay which have prompted her doctors to bring forward the start of the Brentuximab trial, which will now start in a couple of days. With the pain well controlled Nic should be able to enjoy her Christmas with Maddie and Rick, but please please keep them in your prayers and thoughts that this drug will work quickly and effectively to bring her into remission, ready for a stem cell transplant and an end to this nightmare xx

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Update posted by FightingforNic On Oct 03, 2013

Nicola is over halfway through her radiotherapy and doing very well! So well in fact that she has thrown herself into recruiting potential stem cell donors! Alongside the Anthony Nolan charity, those of you aged 18-55 you can register by contacting Delete Blood Cancer (www.deletebloodcancer.org.uk) and if you give blood (www.blood.co.uk) you can join the register by asking at your next donor session!

Thanks for your continued support!! We've still a long way to go if we need to raise the £28,000 but the response so far has been truly overwhelming!! 

 

 

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Update posted by FightingforNic On Sep 17, 2013

So today Nicola starts her 4 weeks of radiotherapy! She has to go into hospital everyday except weekends so please keep her and the family in your thoughts and prayers that this treatment runs smoothly and demolishes that lymphoma!!! Xx

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Update posted by FightingforNic On Sep 09, 2013

We experienced a technical glitch last night but it has been resolved! Thanks for your patience and continued support. We are all blown away by the tremendous generosity especially in such a short time. 

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