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Three months have passed since Joost's surgeons removed all of the tumour in his brain, and a little bit extra for good measure. The operation has left him partially paralysed and prone to epileptic fits, but he believed it was worth it if it gave him a chance to stay with his young family a few more years. Now the tumour is back, has grown from 0 to 4cms, the fits are an almost daily occurence, and the surgeons have declared the growth inoperable.

From tomorrow, Joost will start on a course of chemotherapy, 6 treatments at 3 week intervals, but he and his wife know it most likely will prolong his life with months, not years.

2007 looks set to become, in my own personal life history, The Year My Friends Died.

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pfeifferpack
Jun. 4th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
{{{{hugs}}}} and prayers for this young family. There are no words. So sorry.

Kathleen
josephine_64
Jun. 4th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
Such sad news! I'm thinking about everyone concerned.
juno
Jun. 4th, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
So unfair...

minim_calibre
Jun. 4th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
There are no words. I am so sorry.
scatterheart
Jun. 4th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Just... *hugs tightly*
bogwitch
Jun. 4th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
What a tough break.
freakspawn
Jun. 4th, 2007 07:41 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear that. As has been said above there really are no words. Hugs to you and everyone that knows him.
_mysteria_
Jun. 4th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
I'm so, so sorry hun. I feel for you and his family completely.

::hugs you tightly::
suze2000
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
This is awful news - for them and for you. *hugs you*

curiouswombat
Jun. 4th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
Oh no - I am so very sorry.
tori_x
Jun. 4th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry!! You will all be in my thoughts xxx
meko00
Jun. 4th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry.
psubrat
Jun. 4th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. ::hugs:: I wish I could offer you words of comfort, but I honestly don't know what you're going through. So, offering you virtual hugs is the best I can do.
diachrony
Jun. 4th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this. ((hugs)) Good thoughts for everyone.
rosamundeb
Jun. 4th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Damn. Again, so unfair.
enigmaticblues
Jun. 4th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweetie. I'm so, so sorry. *hugs you tightly*
pohewa
Jun. 5th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
I am so, so sorry to hear that hun'..words fail me.Hugs to you and I will pray for him and his family.
quietlychaotic
Jun. 5th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
There really is nothing anyone can say to this really apart from my sympthy goes out to him, his family and you. Oh and to keep as positive as you can {{hugs}}
anonypooh
Jun. 5th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
so very sorry to hear this. Best of thoughts to all. *hugs*
nostariel
Jun. 6th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
I am so, so sorry. For you, for him and his family. The universe is so deeply unfair. My sympathy and condolences, and big {{{hugs}}}, FWIW.
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