‘Nine to Five’

I’ve just spoken to Brenda’s mother in Canada to relay the following:

The surgery was as difficult as expected and they have removed as much of the tumour as they can. Brenda’s bowel has been untangled and her stoma moved to the other side of her tummy.

The cytoreductive surgery was followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, hot chemo in layman’s terms, a cocktail of two drugs.

Specimens have been taken for analysis with a view to future Immunotherapy.

She has not lost much blood and will be kept asleep until the morning. It has been a long trying day doing nothing so I cannot imagine the wear and tear on Brendan Moran and his team. My thank you to him seemed rather feeble but, what else do you say?

An indomintable, high stepping Brenda made her way to theatre this morning.

31 thoughts on “‘Nine to Five’

  1. Thanks so much for the update she and the family have been on my mind all day abd been willing it to go well

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    1. Thanks for the update! Sending lots of love to you, India and Ted and Mr Moran (love him!) and so much love and healing powers to Wonder Woman, Brenda! X Bomber

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  2. Thank you for this update! Great work from the doctors. Our thoughts are with you all and Brenda of course – and look forward to more high stepping!

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  3. Trend, thanks for the update. I’ve been thinking of Brenda and you and your kids all day. I love the high-stepping image of indomitable Brenda with Hillary at her side!

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  4. Sending love, prayers and hugs your way. Remember that Christ says that He will never leave us or forsake us. He is with you all during this difficult time.

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  5. Trend thank you so much for taking the trouble to update us all. I have been thinking about you all today & hope tomorrow is a better day than today. Ps thanks are never feeble & I am sure yours was as heartfelt as any he has ever received.

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  6. Thank you so much for updating us when you’ve had such a horribly demanding day. Been thinking of Brenda all day so it was great to get all this information. Thinking of you all tonight. xx

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  7. Thanks Trend. Today must have felt like an eternity for you all, but at least it’s over and the healing can begin again. That foot will be clad in a high heel and dancing to an 80’s hit before you know it….. hang in there. TONS of love to you all, Annie and co.

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  8. Thanks so much for the update Trend- biggest of hugs to you, Teddy and India as we know how hard today will have been of you. Thinking of you all and the gorgeous Brenda. Xxx. Tamara

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  9. Trend thanks so much for letting us all know I’m what must have been the longest feeling day. Lots of love to all four of you. Brenda really won’t back down xxx

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  10. Hi Trendy, sent you an email and sent before I finished. I hope that you, Teddy and Indy have a good sleep tonight. Love Dianne xx

    Sent from my iPhone

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  11. In awe of surgeon, patient and family. Today must have been an exhausting day for you all. Hope you all are able to rest and that Mrs T’s recovery is as smooth sailing as possible.

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  12. Thanks for this news Trend. You’ve all been so much in our thoughts today and although extensive and complex the surgery sounds positive. Mr Moran is the Don. Biggest love and hugs. Xxxx

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  13. Thanks very much for the update Trend. it’s much appreciated. I’ve been thinking of Brenda throughout the day.
    The time must have crept by very slowly for you, waiting for news. Thank you Mr Moran and Team. it’s great that Hillary will be standing by when Brenda wakes up!
    Love to you all. Maggie

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  14. Thank you so very much. Our thoughts have been with you, Trend, Diane, and your children throughout this difficult and arduous journey. You are all amazingly supportive and we pay tribute and send hugs for all of you. And, we all find Brenda’s courage and fortitude truly remarkable.

    With kindest regards and best wishes for Brenda,

    Heather and Ken

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  15. Trend, thanks so much fir taking the time to update us … I can imagine you are emotionally & exhausted… long drive , tense day & then long drive home. Look after yourself too. X

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  16. Thank you so much for the update – look forward to hearing how B is when she wakes today. All the best to your family – and big hugs to B.

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  17. Trend Thanks so much for the update last night, I had been thinking of Brenda and of all three of you all day yesterday. I can’t wait to hear more news this morning. Lots of virtual hugs and kisses. D

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  18. Thank you for the update and sending lots of love to Brenda and all the family. There is a virtual stadium of people cheering her on!

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  19. All of our love from Erin, the two savages and myself. You’re a force of nature. Nothing can keep you down, you get up again. Apologies to Jumba Wumba.

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  20. Allan and I send our love to the amazing and indomitable Brenda.
    We can’t believe your strength!
    Hopefully we’ll reunite in Nova Scotia this summer
    Xx and virtual hugs
    Leslie and Allan

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