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When I first met Noel

In Emu Ridge.

Kai' had invited me down for a party.  I got out of the bus at the Rex and she was there to meet me. We caught a cab back to where she was living at the time.

I paid the cabbie as she disappeared inton the house.  I followed.

I walked in with great trepidation to see two men sitting watching music vids. They both looked up at me, grunted a sort of hello and went back to watching the screen.  I scurried off after Kai'. And I'm not too afraid to say I was scared.

For many reasons to be honest, but to add to it, there was this big scary, scowling monster that I thought was going to tear into me.

He turned out to be one of the sweetest men I will ever know.

I haven't done a meme in a long time...

(Firstly - apologies for the picture but I'm not good with graphics programs..)

Snurched from ken_redtail; He added the 5th condition - but since I've not got a subtitle - I didn't add that one.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it's more amusing that way.

5. http://www.livejournal.com/random.bml Use the subtitle of the journal you go to. This will be your #1 hit single from the album.

Anyway - my attempt...

Help/advice please if possible

Yes - I am still alive but just been hibernating.

A girlfriend of mine called me last night to tell me her 10 year old daughter has Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis.  It's not exactly cancer but is treated in the same fashion.  She's having chemo atm (luckily it's a low dosage) but is currently confined to a wheelchair.

Her mum's been told that under 5 years it's mostly fatal but at 10 years her daughter has a good chance to get through this.  Luckily it hasn't hit the lymph nodes and is contained in the bones only (so far).

What I'm actually after is suggestions and advice from anyone who has been in contact with a child that has had such a major/life-threatning illness that will give both the child in question some help - as well as her younger sister and parents.

The oncology unit has given them some ideas (Camp Quality etc).  There are 2 other kids in the major area at the moment with the same - but they are both younger than this lass so I suggested that her parents see what other support groups are around in her area for children that have similar issues.

But my encounter with cancer was with an adult not a child so there are likely to be things that I'm just not thinking about.

I suppose what I'm looking for is more personal info than clinical.  Like has anyone had contact with Make A Wish Foundation. What is about to help a sibling who (while not intended) may start to feel neglected because all activity centres around her sister?

Any suggestions and advice will be greatfully received.

well - I back - sorta

At least for a few months considering I've been dragged kicking and screaming into committing to the madness that is naNoWriMo.


Any suggestions or tips (other than back slowly away from the keyboard) will be greatly appreciated.



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