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Things going really well - the FB is getting better each day and is up and about all day long - performing a myriad of tasks and feeling great. He has spent time in the garden finishing off the irrigation, and in the office installing our new computer and monitor (bigger than some tv's!) organisng the spray guy to come and do the farm, and sorting Dad out when necesary!

We returned to Auckland overnight on Monday for a clinic asessment and chemo the next day - all good, and our oncologist said one look at Richie tells him the chemo is working. We managed to go clothes shopping and out for dinner, as well as pick up a second bargain tv for Dad. The people from the Lodge all rushed out to hug us when we arrived - like home from home, but so much nicer sharing a bed then when I had to return each night to my single room last time!

Garden is bursting with goodies, all growing really well, and the roses are in full swing. We missed most of the flowering of the clematis, though. Every thing is great here, the cows are well - I put them in the yards today and drenched them. Josh and Ally are happy to have us home again although Ally slightly sulky after we decamped again to AK on Monday - get used to it Ally - will be every week for a lot longer!

Richie looks and feels really well - he shaved his head when his hair started to go, and it looks really HOT. His weight loss bottomed out three days ago and he is slowly making gains now.

Thanks so much for all your support - means so much to us both!

Sam xoox

Posted at 19th Nov 2008 - 09:05AM   Posted by Cowgirl   Back at Riverdale Comments: 26

Toady's Avatar Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
So pleased.


Posted by: Toady on 19th Nov 2008 at 09:10AM

Mootia's Avatar Fantastic news for you both. And lovely to hear that life carries on as normal for you when at home - cows 'n all! xx

Posted by: Mootia on 19th Nov 2008 at 09:13AM

Mountainear's Avatar So glad to read your post - how positive it sounds. Delighted for both of you. x

Posted by: Mountainear on 19th Nov 2008 at 10:02AM

Fennie's Avatar Yes all most positive. Best wishes and hugs to both of you. Fenniexx

Posted by: Fennie on 19th Nov 2008 at 10:08AM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar This is very positive news indeed. Onwards and upwards.

CJ xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 19th Nov 2008 at 10:12AM

Tattie Weasle's Avatar Wonderful news!!! Just what I needed to hearVery Happy

Posted by: Tattie Weasle on 19th Nov 2008 at 10:19AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar It's good to hear your cheerful news. Hope all continues well. Hugs for all - well not the cows! Rosie xx

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 19th Nov 2008 at 10:33AM

Brilliant news Very Happy love to you all xx

Posted by: Bodran on 19th Nov 2008 at 10:56AM

Pipany's Avatar Great to hear from you and love to you both xx

Posted by: Pipany on 19th Nov 2008 at 10:59AM

Posie Rosie's Avatar I haven't been around for a while, it was so lovely to log on and read such happy positie news, I have been thinking of you. Fab news, Posie xx

Posted by: Posie Rosie on 19th Nov 2008 at 11:11AM

SallysChateau's Avatar Such positive news, love to you both.

Posted by: SallysChateau on 19th Nov 2008 at 11:16AM

Milla's Avatar great to hear you so cheery, S. Continued good luck to you both - and, ah, summer flowers. Enjoy.

Posted by: Milla on 19th Nov 2008 at 11:43AM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Good news, good news. I am so pleased to hear things are going so well.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 19th Nov 2008 at 12:10PM

Ivy's Avatar I am so glad that there are so many positive news coming from your part of the world. Seems that everything finally took the right turning... Love and enjoy the early summer here it's been raining all day!

Posted by: Ivy on 19th Nov 2008 at 12:35PM

Angel's Avatar Bless you both. So good to hear some positive news for you.

Take good care

Posted by: Angel on 19th Nov 2008 at 12:46PM

Camilla's Avatar Brilliant news Cowgirl, I am pleased things are going well, sending you lots of hugs and best wishes.


Posted by: Camilla on 19th Nov 2008 at 12:53PM

Everyone has said what I would say, so read them all again and out my name under them.

Really happy for you both. It's nice to get a bit of GOOD news for a change.


Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 19th Nov 2008 at 12:57PM

Frances's Avatar Hello Cowgirl! How wonderful to log on this morning and see your newsy post. Thank you for sharing the update with us.

I am so delighted that Richie is making progress, and that you all are able to enjoy your springtime.

Best wishes to all at Riverdale.

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2008 at 01:02PM

ChrisH's Avatar Good to hear positive news. Best wishes.

Posted by: ChrisH on 19th Nov 2008 at 01:15PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Brewing the purple cloud in my now very purple cauldron and have managed to fight my way through the latest production to read your brilliant news.

Big purple, rather fluffy, cloudy and ever so slightly sticky hugs to both of you Very Happy


Posted by: Westerwitch on 19th Nov 2008 at 01:35PM

TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar Such good news. Love and best wishes to you both

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 19th Nov 2008 at 03:19PM

Elizabethd's Avatar So pleased to hear your news, take care of yourselves now.

Posted by: Elizabethd on 19th Nov 2008 at 03:32PM

Cait's Avatar Wonderful news Cowgirl.

Posted by: Cait on 19th Nov 2008 at 03:45PM

Pondside's Avatar I was so pleased to see your 'name' on the post - and what good news!! Best wishes you and your 'hot' fellow!

Posted by: Pondside on 19th Nov 2008 at 03:48PM

Faith's Avatar Very very happy to read that positive post. Best wishes to you both.

Posted by: Faith on 19th Nov 2008 at 08:25PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Best news I could possibly hear. So glad that things are going so well for you both - long may it last! You will continue in my prayers. Love, Withy

Posted by: Withy Brook on 19th Nov 2008 at 09:31PM

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