Monday, February 04, 2008


Hello,

Darryl here again, on behalf of Joanne.


Things are relatively stable at the moment. Joanne has now had two of the planned five palliative radiation treatments. The first was on Friday afternoon. She took advantage of her “weekend pass” and spent Saturday and Sunday at home with her family. Michelle and Craig are back from Winnipeg for a few days so, together with Gord and Brian, they are all able to be together for the time being. Joanne returned to the hospital on Sunday night and had the 2nd radiation treatment on Monday morning. The remainder of the treatments are scheduled for the next few days. So far, the side effects from the radiation have been manageable which is a relief to all of us. We are all taking things day by day and hopefully Joanne’s symptoms will remain stable.

Joanne sends a huge thank you to all of you for all of the support that she and the family are receiving. She is thankful for all of the prayers, best wishes, blog messages, email messages, cards and flowers.


Darryl

4 February 2008

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Darryl,
Joanne is one of my most favorite colleagues which I hold in very high esteem and I am tormented by my feelings of helplessness to make things better for her. Please let Joanne, Gord and family know that I am sending warm wishes and strength to all. There is just no justice or sense to all this pain and suffering!
Fondly,
Paul

Joan said...

Thank you Darryl, for being Joanne's voice on her blog. It's comforting to know that, in this difficult time, she is receiving the love and devotion of those around her. And it's good to know that she is stable and responding well to the radiation.

I am holding you all close in my heart as you journey down this road. It is not right, it is not fair, but it is what it is. I wish for strength to you and the rest of the family as well as to Joanne, and I wish for a miracle for everyone.

Please give a hand-squeeze to Joanne for me.

Joan

Anonymous said...

HI Joanne, I am so thankful to hear that you were able to spend the weekend at home with your family. I am praying that you are now held up and carried by all of us who love you so much. Mt heart is with you and my arms are wrapped around you.
All my love, Loretta

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this, Darryl. All my love to Joanne and wishes for a steady improvement of her symptoms so that she can enjoy her time with her family.

I appreciate hearing. I know this must be so very difficult for you.
Hope

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this Darrl. It must be difficult for you. :( I appreciate you keeping us updated on her progress.

Steady on, Joanne. Those rads will make you feel much betta. Bren responded quickly and well to them and I know you will too.
Hopey

Anonymous said...

Joanne, I'm so relieved to hear that things remain stable. I hope you can be home as much as possible surrounded by the love of your beautiful family.

Pam

Anonymous said...

Darryl,

My name is LuAnn and I am a friend from Joanne's breast cancer support board. Could you please send me her address, we would love to send Joanne's some cards of support and love. You can contact me with my aol address at luckkiee @ aol .com Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Darryl. We are thinking about Joanne, Gord and the kids and your whole family very moment of everyday. I'm so glad everyone is home. Please tell the whole family we are sending love, hugs and support to them. We love you all.
Dana, Ralph, Anna and Sam

Anonymous said...

Thanks Darryl, Please give Joanne a hug for me. She is one of my favourite people. Please also hug your Mom. Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi
Really appreciate the update Darryl...continue to think of you JOANNE and GORDIE and of course all of your family and friends in Regina...
always Donna
ps sending positive karma from Grande Prairie

Anonymous said...

Thanks again, Darryl! It's good to hear that Joanne is stable and was able to be home with her family for the weekend. Joanne - it's very clear from your blog just how many people you have supported with your compassion and strength and it is amazing to see you getting so much well-deserved support from all over the world. You are very special in the lives of family and friends. I hope that knowing that so many people are praying for you and your family offers some comfort to all. We send "virtual hugs" and our love to all of you! Nick and Lorraine

Anonymous said...

Joanne, my most heartfelt thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with me....I feel truly blessed. Hoping all continues to go as planned and you will be home with your family on Saturday.

Pam

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Darryl, for the posting and for letting Joanne know that she's in our thoughts as always, and especially now.
We're with you and your family in hoping for the best from the radiation treatments that they stabilize things for her.
Please let Joanne know that all kinds of love, and good wishes, and prayers, and positive energy are going out to her right now.
Whatever she needs today, in every way, at every moment, may it be there for her.
love,
Patsy

Anonymous said...

Darryl, thank you for the updates.
Joanne I am glad to hear that things are stable and that you were able to go home to spend the weekend with your family. Thinking of you.

Jennifer W

Anonymous said...

Joanne,
I am so delighted to hear you were home for the weekend with your family. It is wonderful for you to have them around with all the strength that their love gives you.
I am glad that for the time being you are managing with the radiation. Prayers and love are certainly with you at all times. May this give you added strength.
Love Jill

Anonymous said...

This has been a tough journey for Joanne and family but her spirit and love of life is a trimph of the human spirit. We are so sorry to hear the latest news, but thank you for keeping us informed Darryl. The way family has gathered in support all along is a testament to love that is truely shared and shows so well in your family. Our hearts and sincere thoughts are with you at this time.
Glen & Gen

Anonymous said...

Thanks Darryl,
Hi Joanne. Wish I could help somehow.Sad to hear this next chapter has come so soon. Still praying for everyone. Know we are thinking of you always. Hoping there are some little unexpected joys in the day that help you all get through.
Love,
Jeff, Patti and Kids.
Loads of good Karma coming from GP.

Anonymous said...

There are no words to comfort, I know. You are an incredible, loving family, providing Joanne with peace and dignity during her journey. I hope Jo is able to come home soon. I too continue to pray for a miracle.
Lots of Love,
Jan Holland