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Thursday, 3 April 2014

One year on...

Hello friends

Today isn't a craft post but hoping you will not mind...
I want to share with you the elation in the Emberson household!

Yesterday at the hospital we received the results of Elliott's MRI scan and we couldn't be happier.
After diagnosis last April, brain surgery last May, six weeks of radiotherapy, CT scans, eye tests,
sessions with a psychology team, daily injections, so many blood tests we have lost count,
a cocktail of drugs morning and night (and more..)
his brain tumour is finally shrinking!  
It will never disappear but if it remains "deactivated" then all is good - hurrah hurrah! 
Unless his eyesight worsens, he will not need another MRI for six months.

Just the thought of going through one week without a hospital appointment is such a treat for Elliott, incredible how illness in life can change how you view things.

For those of you who have met my boy, you will know he never moans and always has a smile.

I am amazed at how he has coped - far better than me at times!

We know that we couldn't have got through many days without the kindness and support 
of our online friends - that's all of YOU so gargantuan hugs are being sent out 
through Blogger-sphere today!
Take care friends and wishing you a wonderful day.


108 comments:

Teresa said...

I couldn't be happier for everyone in the Emberson family today... that is such great news after all that he has gone through!! It is surely a time for celebration :) Big HUGE giant hugs for all of you from across the pond....

Inkypinkycraft said...

what wonderful news for you all, i am so thrilled x hugs x trace x

AnneRD said...

What wonderful news, what we have all been praying for. Anne x

Carole Z said...

Christine this is such good news, I echo Teresa's words - couldn't be happier! It has been such a long year for you all, especially Elliott and well, anything else I could say would be a huge understatement of how you have all coped. Sending lots of hugs and sunshine, Carole Z XX

kitty davies said...

Such wonderful news good luck so happy for you all Kitty

LoraineC said...

Well this is just the best news for you all especially Elliot, how lovely to have some good news x

Lynn said...

Morning Christine, what wonderful news, I'm so happy fir you and all your family. Lots of hugs back. Lynn xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine. What wonderful news~ I'm sure that the celebrations 'chez Emberson' will go on for some time! Sending enormous hugs and heaps of love to you all.
Maggie x

Diane said...

Best news ever, I haven't met Elliott, but can clearly see what a great kid he is. Keep smiling Elliott! And don't forget to give Mum a hug now and again...

Clai01 said...

That is just super news and I would like to pass on my good wishes to all the Embersons x

mim said...

Hi Christine,

I am so pleased and relieved for you all i thought of you all day yesterday!!!!

Margaret xx

Cinders61 said...

I had everything crossed for you yesterday. Superb news for all of you. Good news brings a smile to everyone's faces and makes the world a happier place!! Gillian x

Chris said...

This is the greatest news, I'm so thrilled for you all and especially for Elliott, he must have have been so frightened at times but has conducted himself so adultly and always seems to have a smile and great sense of humour. I am writing this at the moment with tears of joy streaming down my cheeks. Keep celebrating but the only downfall for Elliott is that he will have to cut down on the McDonalds.
Love to all of your family
Chris xx

Chris said...

This is the greatest news, I'm so thrilled for you all and especially for Elliott, he must have have been so frightened at times but has conducted himself so adultly and always seems to have a smile and great sense of humour. I am writing this at the moment with tears of joy streaming down my cheeks. Keep celebrating but the only downfall for Elliott is that he will have to cut down on the McDonalds.
Love to all of your family
Chris xx

Anne O said...

Great news! So happy for you all.
Best wishes, Anne O

Stamping Bubbles said...

Oh Christine this is the best news ever. Elliott has been so brave throughout the last year.
Big hugs to you both.
Lesley

Elizabeth said...

What absolutely brilliant news Christine, I am so happy for you all. Onwards and upwards. Elizabeth x

Mary by the Sea said...

What a way to start the day, brilliant news for you all. Well done Elliott keep on smiling. X

Rita said...

The best news I could possibly hear Christine. Go Elliot Go. I think a trip McDonald's is on the cards 'Lovin It' Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. That is the best, most fantastic news you can give us :) I am so happy for you all.
Elliott, you are a fine young man and should be very proud of how you have coped over the last year. Congratulations :)) Massive hugs to you both. Take care.

Maggie J said...

Wonderful news, I'm so happy for you
Maggie J x

Desiree P said...

SOOOOO happy for you all! Brilliant news to start the day. I'm sure everyday life has never looked so good!xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Fantastic news! Did you call at McDonalds to celebrate-bet you did.
Am very happy for you all.
Michele.

Sue Dunn said...

What fantastic news Xhristine. I bet Elliott is going to miss all his McDonald's on his trips though. Seriously such happy news for you all. Xx

Beck Beattie said...

Wow what wonderful news!! You are an amazing mum and you have one very amazing boy! Biggest hugs to you all as you celebrate! xxxx

Janice said...

The best news ever Christine! You must all be so happy and relieved, particularly Elliot of course. What a tough year it has been for you all, and what a brave son you have, you must be so proud of him.
I am so happy for you. I am sure there will be more celebrating over the next few days.....enjoy!
Janice x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Such wonderful news, so pleased for Elliot. I bet you both smiled all the way home from the hospital.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Valerie said...

Wow, what great news for you all. Just what all our prayers can do is amazing!! Love Valerie

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Wonderful news,I am so happy for you all.
Take care. x.

Anonymous said...

Great news and long may it stay that way. Best wishes to you all. JuliaT x

sue jones said...

The most wonderful news :D

scofessex said...

I am so happy to hear the wonderful news about Elliott

Wendy L said...

Wow Wow Wow, what better news could you ask for? So happy for you all. xxxxx Long my it continue too,. xxxx

Carolyn Bell said...

Truly wonderful news I am so so pleased for you all, lots of love Carolyn xx

nattyboots said...

All our prayers have been answered Elliott ,you have always given us a smile throughout your meds hospital appointment and tests etc , but todays smile Well ? it really looks stress free to me .

I am so so happy for you , sending you big hugs .

Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news! I am thrilled for you all :-)

Nandita x

Jane Willis said...

What wonderful news - and what a year it's been for you all, congratulations for coping so well with it. I can guess where you're going to celebrate today - those golden arches by any chance?

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I am elated at your Good News, you have all been in our prayers and thoughts, this year has been horrendous for you all, but this news is 'magnificent' we couldn't have wished for better. McD's will be sad though haha !!
Elliott is such a gorgeous boy, I couldn't be happier for you all.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Hello to all the Emberson Family!
That is so wonderful to hear, I have tears of joy here for all of you!
What a year.... and so pleased its worked ..... all the fingers being crossed and the praying being said for you Elliott!
Wonderful news Christine!
Take Care
Love Marg

Chloe's Nan said...

Fantastic news Christine, for everyone in the Emberson family. There must be a huge McDonald's celebration in the pipeline ;-) xx

Debbie Tinks said...

GREAT... NEWS... Elliott...hugs
Happy Crafting Christine...

Pat S Witney said...

hi Christine

This is absolutely fantastic news Christine after all Elliot and yourselves have been through. At long last the light has returned at the end of the tunnel. Hugs to you all.

Sally said...

Hi Christine, fantastic news and just what you all deserve, especially Elliott. Although I think he will miss his McDonald treats, McDonalds are going to wonder why their sales have dipped :-) Take care xx Sally

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

That is fantastic news! Woohoo! May the future be bright for you all
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, What wonderful news, I am SO pleased for you!
Carole N xxx

hazel young said...

Great news Christine and Elliott well done. Sending hugs your way xx hazel

Carol J said...

Wonderful news. xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine wonderful new. Well don Elliot for being so brave and still smiling. Big hugs being sent to you. Take care Sophy n Gran

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Such brilliant news for you all Christine I couldn't be more pleased for you! Susan xx

Lacelady said...

Such fantastic news Christine, I am sharing in yours and Elliott's happiness. So pleased for all of you, you must be sighing a sigh of relief. Well done for sticking with the programme.

Beryl Frost said...

Joy of joys for you all. Things can only get better. Beryl xxx

alex said...

I wish you all every happiness and a bright healthy future, look forward to seeing you in June xx

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news, absolutely fantastic. Well done to you all but especially Elliott, who really is special and has coped so well. Take care. Claire

Sue Yorkshire said...

Fabulous news Christine.. That photo of Elliott says it all

I am thrilled for you all

Xxxx

Maid of Kent said...

Fantastic news Christine so pleased for you and your family. Crafty hugs Ann x

Dawn Lockey said...

Christine x My boys Mitchell and Curtis knew Elliott from school but we haven't seen you for a few years so I was shocked to hear your news but elated things are on the up! So pleased for you all and I hope it continues xx sending hugs from Dawn Graham Mitch Curtis and Amy Lockey x

Layerlass67 said...

Morning Christine. Fantastic news for you all. Now you can enjoy that break in Devon and have a happy summer without all the hospital visits. Elliott, you always seem to carry such a lovely smile throughout this ordeal. Well done you and also mum. A Tough year for you both and your family but you are getting there. Gemma xx

Mollie Martindale said...

what wonderful news. so thrilled for you all out of the dark and into the light
Mollie
xxxxxxx

loftylass said...

Such great news Christine... Elliott must be so relieved... I wish him well for the future.
Love and hugs to you all.
Heather W
x

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, that is the best news EVER!!!!!!
I am so thrilled for both of you,
Elliott you deserve a medal, you have been so brave and tolerant, you are a true inspiration to others!
Now go grab life by the 'you know whats' and live it to the full!
Christine I know EXACTLY how you must be feeling and I am sending you the biggest 'virtual' hug in the world!
Sandra xxx

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, that is the best news EVER!!!!!!
I am so thrilled for both of you,
Elliott you deserve a medal, you have been so brave and tolerant, you are a true inspiration to others!
Now go grab life by the 'you know whats' and live it to the full!
Christine I know EXACTLY how you must be feeling and I am sending you the biggest 'virtual' hug in the world!
Sandra xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Good Morning Christine, that is the best news for Elliott, he has gone thru it all with an amazing fighting spirit. Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with us. Elliott go out and enjoy yourself. Lots of hugs for you all. Emma xx

Maggie said...

Hello to all of you at Emberson Towers. This is simply wonderful news. I can't believe how many times I have thought of all of you and what courage you have shown during these tough months. Elliott keep thinking positive thoughts and we'll not forget to send bucket loads of get well wishes for the next six months either. Now it's time to let normal life take over and plan for a really happy future. Love and hugs. xxMargaretxx

Supernan Sue said...

I am soooooo happy to hear such good news, it is a real relief for you all, Well done Elliott, we knew you could do it
Sue xx

lovestamping said...

What great news. I don't comment much but do read your blog daily.
Couldn't be more pleased to hear this. Take care and try to relax a little - if at all possible with all the things you do.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news - I'm sure you all feel as if a great weight has lifted off you. Enjoy the feeling. Wendy

Peggy said...

Such well deserved good news. You have all been amazing this last year. Elliot- what a dude!! ;-) x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. Your son is a super guy. Good wishes

Phil D

Ella's Design said...

What wonderful news, Christine! Best wishes for the future! Hugs, Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Great news Christine, I am so pleased for you all. Elliot has faced his ordeal with immense courage and is a credit to you, no wonder you are so proud of him. Celebrate in style Elliot! Wishing you good luck for your future. Keep Hope and Chances web page up to date!!!
Love to all, ValC xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Fantastic news so so pleased he has come through it as I have said before he is a brave boy. You must be over the moon. God has given you all the strength you needed and may he keep blessing your family. love Jean Z xxx

smag53 said...

What fantastic news for you all.It is so true that in the blink of an eye your whole life can be turned upside down.
Elliott is a credit to you.Well done to the whole family and lets hope and pray that you all continue good health.
Love and best wishes
Sheila H

Janice Wallace said...

Oh, Christine and Elliot, Such great news. Although we have never met, it feels like we all know you both.
Keep celebrating.
Janice W

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Absolutely fantastic news for Elliott and you all. God Bless you.

Laura O said...

this is such great news,and lets hope that you all have a lot of weeks coming with no hospital appointments,here is to good times for you all .Laura O

SusieB said...

Hey Christine, I am SO pleased for you and your family, particularly Elliott. It is such good news and now you know he will be monitored you can try and move on.

When you are told it is devastating, look at how far you have come! I agree it does make you change how you feel about things but that is a real positive.

Now you can all relax a bit and get back to enjoying life, being with each other and supporting each other. Time for a treat I think!!

Lots of love

Sue XX

Janice said...

Fantastic news Christine & Elliott, I'm so pleased for you both and the rest of the family. Elliott is a lovely young man, who now can look forward to some peace and get on with what he wants to do now. You'll still have to let him have his McDonalds treats now and then, in case of withdrawals. xx
Janice xx

Judy Hayes said...

So happy for you & Elliot! Hugs

val jones said...

Oh Christine, what marvellous news. Big hugs and kisses to you all.
Love Val in Spain x

nmty said...

This is wonderful news. I am so happy for your all.

lv norma xxx

Lynn Hardy said...

I am so pleased to hear the good news! Lets hope that 2014 just continues to get better and better.

Chidkid said...

Wonderful. wonderful news.. congratulations. Long may it continue

Caroline Hallett said...

Such happy news for you all - so glad that your little boy has been so brave and come through it all still smiling

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to hear your fantastic news,I hope you can all relax now and enjoy life. I don't often comment because I never quite know what to say, but I read your blog every day and I am soooooo happy for you all.Send lots and massive tight hugs to Elliot. Much love Lesley xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said.....

Great news, so pleased for all of you!

Belinda x

SusanP, Kent said...

How wonderful. So pleased for Elliott and all of you.
Sue

Debbie said...

What brilliant results and I am over the moon for you all.Big hugs Debbie x

craftygardener said...

What fabulous news. Keep up the good work Elliott - who knows, maybe a celebratory tidy bedroom is just around the corner lol! Hang on in there Mum - you're a tower of strength and a fine example to us all. Hugs. xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Christine and family this is fantastic news for all of you,Elliott is always smiling in the photos.
Well done Elliott,and well done to all medical people
Hugs
Ita

Sandra Castle said...

Such wonderful news! I must admit to a bit of a lumpy throat and leaky eyes reading it! Well done to Elliott - he has been utterly amazing and to you too! Hugs and kisses xoxoxox
Sandra

Elaine said...

What wonderful news for Elliott & the whole family ! So glad something positive after the long 12 months you have had. Xxx

Vickie said...

Blessed news!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news Christine and congratulations to Elliott. It has been a very hard year but courage and persistence have paid off. Well done, so very pleased to hear this news. Love to you all.
Pauline

Heather said...

FANTASTIC NEWS - Keep smiling and keep positive x

Anonymous said...

What truly wonderful news for you all. AnnieS. xxx

Julie Rose said...

That's absolutely fantastic news. Xx

baconbits said...

Evening Emberson household,
I couldn't be happier for you all such a relief. Sending massive hugs your way.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

CraftyJo said...

Wonderful news, so happy for you all :)

button said...

I read your blog every day which is inspirational and just want to say that I am so pleased for Elliot and you and your family. x

LyndA said...

Such wonderful news, no words can truly describe. I am so very pleased for you all. Time now for each of you to have some R & R for yourselves and in your own way. xx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful thing to celebrate!!!! SO VERY HAPPY for you and your family Christine!!!

Kim Hupke

SUE said...


Christine and Elliott, It's so good to hear some good news, I couldn't be happier for you, I have met Elliott and he really is an inspirational young man, it's now time for you all to get on with living your lives to the full, I wish you all the best for the future.

Love Sue x

Craftychris said...

What wonderful happy news! Elliott is an absolute inspiration to us all. In fact, you all are! You are such a wonderful family and you all deserve the wonderful news! xx

Cazann49 said...

So pleased for you all! Am so happy for you, Eliot and Mitchell.xxxx

Ann said...


Hi Christine

What absolutely wonderful news for Elliott yourself and all the Family I am so happy for you all Bless you all bet you were dancing on air to Mc Donalds for his lunch.

Luv to all and BIG hugs Annxxx

Yvonne van de Grijp said...

The best news today!
Huge congrats on such great news and a big warm hug for you all!
Lots of love,
Yvonne

margaret said...

Fantastic news Christine xxxx

Toni said...

Just such wonderful news to read Christine and Elliott 😊 Well done 'team Emberson'...together you have all done an amazing job and achieved a great result xx

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