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June 28, 2007

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Meg

Glorious you! Wonderful to see the TLS doing what it oughta.

As for Sarah-Jenny's present -- I went to Top Shop recently on a similar mission and had to take to my bed for a whole day as a result. Ask yourself whether it's you -- or the west end....

Sheelagh Barron

I'm disappointed that Sarah Curtis feels it relevant to comment on your financial blessings...she should have been noticing your courage and generosity of spirit in sharing this horrible journey in order that others felt less alone...she also missed the main point of your book (as far as I'm concerned), which is to put the spotlight on the importance of making a 'human' relationship with the medical people responsible for your case. I am certain that making a significant relationship with them makes all the difference...because they remember you (the good , the bad and the ugly in my case) and try even harder.

Dina rabinovitch

Yes, I have a friend who talks about "getting under the doctors' emotional radar protection zone" and how you get better care if that happens. I think I get more phonecalls from my consultant than some other patients.

I'm not sure you get better technical care - I think their training is always to do the utmost, while wearing their emotional flak jackets - but so much seems dependent on being proactive yourself anyhow...it's a difficult balance. Also, I generally find English doctors more passive in their approach to this illness than the Americans.

barbara

Wow, look at that total!
Next week is July, and as authors are supposed to be paid an advance it is probably time for us all to sign up for our second year, and see another surge!

Dina rabinovitch

Thanks Barbara! New total made up of money from the film showing and Nina and friends' run, from which I still have another £500 sitting on my bedside table, which I'll take in to the hospital next week - so £50,000 in sight!!!! Sometimes it feels like it's taking forever, especially given a popstar could just write one cheque, but don't you think it is fantastically inspiring to watch the small amounts, and the comments people make, and the people who come back repeatedly to give again? I think people are amazing.

grannyp

Review good - and I don't think the emphasis was wrong; just interesting. Brilliant about the rise in funds - I've been watching the slow creep up and this was anything but slow. GOOD. And liked the picture - wasn't that THE dress? Hope Sarah-Jenny likes her present. xx

grannyp

Review good - and I don't think the emphasis was wrong; just interesting. Brilliant about the rise in funds - I've been watching the slow creep up and this was anything but slow. GOOD. And liked the picture - wasn't that THE dress? Hope Sarah-Jenny likes her present. xx

grannyp

Review good - and I don't think the emphasis was wrong; just interesting. Brilliant about the rise in funds - I've been watching the slow creep up and this was anything but slow. GOOD. And liked the picture - wasn't that THE dress? Hope Sarah-Jenny likes her present. xx

grannyp

Review good - and I don't think the emphasis was wrong; just interesting. Brilliant about the rise in funds - I've been watching the slow creep up and this was anything but slow. GOOD. And liked the picture - wasn't that THE dress? Hope Sarah-Jenny likes her present. xx

grannyp

Review good - and I don't think the emphasis was wrong; just interesting. Brilliant about the rise in funds - I've been watching the slow creep up and this was anything but slow. GOOD. And liked the picture - wasn't that THE dress? Hope Sarah-Jenny likes her present. xx

Dina rabinovitch

That's so funny - I wass just thinking about you P, and you posted!!! Yes, that's my dress - getting good usage! Got good presents I think - went to Tiffany's - got Sara-Jenny a charm bracelet, although they didn't have nearly the choice of charms their website promised; got Marganit earrings for passing her driving test, and got Nina and her three friends necklaces to say thank you for doing the run. So that felt like presents done and sorted!

Lee

Just the thought of the West End makes me tired.

That total is fabulous.

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