Winter wedding

Winter wedding.

I haven't posted on here for a while but thought I'd check in with my news both good and bad. Unfortunately the cancer has grown quite extensively now in my liver, peritoneum and a nodule in spine. I've just started 9 th line Chemo which has really affected me badly this time as my liver is struggling. Not sure how much longer I'll keep going with Chemo or the liver function will allow anyway. Of course I'm scared about how I will be if I stop and doubt that i would last v long. I just wish that assisted dying was legal. The good news is that I'm getting married today after nearly 20 years with my partner. It's been v hastily organised but had help from family and friends and hoping for a good day with afternoon tea at our house after registry office. I'm in the choir at our local cancer support centre, Beechwood and some of the choir are coming so we can have a few songs.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Christmas and the best 2017 possible

Love Francesca x


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  • Hi Francesca, forget your cancer for today, and enjoy your wedding congratulations to you and your future husband. Xx

  • Have a wonderful wedding and sending lots of love.

    Judy xxx

  • Congratulations - best wishes for a wonderful day x

  • Dear Fran have a fantastic day will be thinking of you

  • Have a lovely wedding day ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’ž Francesca and a Very Happy Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

  • Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

  • Hi Francesca. Today, forget about everything except your wedding. I hope you have a fantastic day and send many congratulations to you and your new husband. Xx

  • Hi Francesca ..

    I'm sorry to hear about your treatment lately. Let's hope this chemo does the trick. I was wondering if you've thought about one of the inhibitor trials? Some of them are giving astonishing results for other cancers at least and I hear trials are ongoing for Ovarian. Maybe they'd be easier on your liver.

    Sending love and many hugs on your special day. I'll be thinking of you. Xxxx

  • How lovely Francesca! Have a wonderful wedding day and wishing you both all the very best and lots of happiness.

    Caroline x

  • Oh my how lovely that your getting married! I did just the very same thing back in 2013 after 12 years of living together. We decided to do this while I was still in treatment, and we said that we would not let 'cancer' spoil what turned out to be the most wonderful day! I wish you a fantastic wedding filled with love and blessing!

  • Best news ever have a wonderful day. Sitting in the quiet room in Christies know what you mean am about to embark on my nineth line Jan last one. Enjoy your Xmas too I shall.๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿท๐Ÿฐ๐ŸธBarbaraX

  • Hey Francesca!

    I hope you have a lovely wedding and a Happy and peaceful Christmas.

    All the best!


  • When we married after 33 years together , all our friends asked if we had given it enough thought ! Four years ago , with the cancer on the gallop , and in the middle of chemo , we did the deed . Use your wedding to celebrate your twenty years together , and have a splendid day . Tomorrow is another day . Xxx

    Iwasn't expected to live more then six months will be our fourth anniversary in February . You have been so amazing over the years , such a role model . Keep singing for as long as you can xxxx

    Very best wishes ,

    Angela xx

  • Hi Francesca, I hope you have the most wonderful wedding today, something you truly deserve. Love & big Hugs,

  • I've been following you for a few years on are an inspiration. Enjoy your wedding and keep fighting. My very best wishes. Linda xx

  • Congratulations on your wedding! Enjoy it and hope all goes well for treatment.

    Best wishes, Netti

  • Congratulations have a fab wedding day ... you can be the bell of the ball๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜

  • Hope you have a fantastic day and the best Christmass ever!


    Anne xx

  • Hello Francesca

    I was so pleased to read about your Winter Wedding. I hope you and your husband have had a wonderful day. And lots of singing!

    All the best!


  • Hi love,

    Just have a lovely day and enjoy the day,wish you both a fabulous time,a day you will both remember.

    Live for today and don't worry about tomorow,it's what we all do,


    Carole xxx

  • Hope you have had a brilliant day. Just enjoy everything.


  • Francesca, only just saw your post so you'll be married now! I hope you had a wonderful day, and I love the thought of your choir serenading you both.

    It's hard not to be scared from time to time and also keeping up a brave face for loved ones can also take a toll. 9th line - you're an inspiration to others even if you don't feel like you are one yourself. There is a lot of love and masses of good wishes and strength flying your way I hope that you can feel even a small part of it.

    We are here for you whenever you need to speak openly.

    Masses of congratulations for today - a wonderful celebration of 20 years together and of your love for each other.


    Love Clare xx

  • Such a lovely reply and we back this up x

  • Congratulations to you both, hope you've had a wonderful day.

    You know where we are if you need a virtual hug and support but for now enjoy your day ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ƒ xx

  • Congratulations on your wedding! Hope you had a very special day, and that the honeymoon period lasts a very long time!

  • Many congratulations and I hope you had a fantastic day! Enjoy Christmas too and a very happy new year to you both!

  • Many congratulaions , have a wonderful day xx

  • Congratulations, have a wonderful day, enjoy every minute. X

  • Congratulations francesca...have a wonderful day, life is for living, go do it!



  • Your post was so honest and mixed and I could feel what you are feeling but you seem such a positive lady to be doing this amazing thing with the person you love, for now, focus on today and your wonderful wedding and I hope it is the day of your dreams. I don't know if you can share pictures with us but if not, then don't worry. We will imagine you in your fairytale dress! Your loved ones around you all wishing you well and happiness. Cherish the ones you love around you as they will share and add to your magical day.

    Wishing you so much love and luck.


  • Wishing you all the best for today I am sure it will be wonderful! Congratulations


    Maureen xx

  • Hi Franchesca- Great news on your wedding plans. Hope you can forget cancer for the short term. PLEASE don't invite it to your wedding and ruin your day. Live in the moment! Hope you have a great day and honeymoon.

    Xx Carol

  • How lovely. Enjoy your special day. Xx

  • What wonderful news of your wedding! Congratulations!

  • Hi Francesca, I am just reading your post now, Congrats on your wedding and I wish you both well. I hope the day went well. I am sorry you are back on treatment, imagine the ninth regime. I do hope you will tolerate it well and that you will get benefit and a good quality of life for quite some time yet.

  • Just catching up on posts so belated congratulations on your wedding Francesca, hope you had a wonderful day.

    I've read many of your posts and found courage to carry on from them over the past couple of years, and I hope whatever you decide to do about chemo that you will feel at peace and know that you've done everything to live your life well and for a long time with this cursed illness. But for now enjoy Christmas with your family and lovely grandkids. . I long to see grandchildren but I don't know if it is likely as my children are only 19 and 20 and not ready for that for a few years yet!! but I know I am already blessed to have two beautiful children and will enjoy every minute of this festive season with them and my husband.


    Madeline xx

  • Hope you and your new husband had a lovely day along with your guests

    Gwen xxx

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