[DWJ] Diana's health

Amy Harlib aharlib at earthlink.net
Sat May 15 08:13:27 EDT 2010


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I fervently second Minnow's emotions with all my heart.
Amy

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From: "Gili Bar-Hillel" <gbhillel at netvision.net.il>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2010 8:01 AM
To: "Diana Wynne Jones discussion" <dwj at suberic.net>
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Diana's health

>
> Though I can't say this comes as a big surprise, I was brought to tears
> reading this latest update. I can only wish for Diana that whatever time 
> she
> has, be it long or short, be painless, happy and fruitful, surrounded by
> people who love her - of whom there are many. Thank you for the update,
> Minnow.
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
> Minnow
> Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2010 2:48 PM
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> Subject: [DWJ] Diana's health
>
>
> Diana has authorised me to pass on to the list what she was told on
> Wednesday
>
> As you all know by now she developed a secondary cancer from her
> original tumour seven years ago.  Last year she had an operation to
> remove that, which had settled in her lung and was causing her great
> pain; this year she has been undergoing courses of chemotherapy for
> further secondaries that started to appear late last year after that one
> had been removed.
>
> This chemotherapy has had no apparent effect on the cancers, and has not
> prevented more from occuring, and she and her husband have now decided,
> after discussion with a senior oncologist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary
> and a consultation at the Royal Marsden, to discontinue treatment.
>
> The senior person in Bristol has opined that this means she has months
> rather than years of life left to her.  Diana is determined that she can
> prove this opinion wrong.
>
> As a result of ceasing the chemo a couple of weeks ago she already feels
> a lot less ill, and is regaining her sense of smell and of taste.  She
> is working on a book (about half-way through, she says) and has another
> lined up waiting when she finishes this one.
>
> Personally I am hoping that she may yet outlive me!
>
> All crossed fingers and so on would be very acceptable, says Diana.
>
>
> Minnow
>
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