Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

Entering the Last Week of Radiation

on September 3, 2013

This is now the 7th week we have walked through the doors at Peter Mac for Radiation. I think I speak for both Pippa and I when I say it has not been as frightening nor as bad an experience as either of us had anticipated. Pippa’s amazing ability to handle anything she faces with a positive and happy attitude combined with the doctors’ careful planning have meant that aside from being uncomfortable from the weight gain due to the steroids and some tiredness, she has charged through. And I do mean charged – quite often the radiotherapists do not keep us as she runs down the tunnel to the treatment room!

What better way to mark our final week than including James and Patrick for one last visit? They joined in on the French lesson where they played a game of French Bingo and James realised that his sister probably knows more French than him and poor Patrick was doing his hardest to try and pronounce the numbers. We went for a wander through Captain Cook’s Cottage and the Conservatory in the Fitzroy Gardens. Pippa decided that the house was small and she thought it would be hard to live in.

The highlight of the visit was being the first to listen to Pippa’s very own recording. She has written her own words to Mylie Cyrus’ Party in the USA named Party in Peter Mac Today. Immensely proud of both her attitude and her music, the smiles on their faces beamed with pride and the applause was loud πŸ™‚

The next time we see James and Patrick Pippa will be finished with radiation forever. Fingers crossed that while she’s been coping so brilliantly on the outside the treatment has started to kill that rotten lump on the inside.


7 responses to “Entering the Last Week of Radiation

  1. Well done Pippa! you can say au revoir to radiation forever, yay!!! You sound as though you are an amazing patient whom everybody loves. Fingers crossed your song becomes a big hit. It’s so lovely to see your mum, the boys and yourself enjoying the great Melbourne sites, the photos are great. Big hugs Kp xxx

  2. Alison Wilson says:

    Our fingers are all crossed too!! Well done to all of you for getting through this so well – a real credit to you Virginia xx

  3. The Hintum Family says:

    Hooray!!!!!
    Sebe wanted to tell Pippa that she has a great cricketing style and to keep on hitting sixes (re the previous post).

  4. Nicola says:

    Thinking of you girls and fingers crossed that all goes well. xx

  5. Leanne Mugavin says:

    What a amazing job you have done, to ensure that the process was filled with joy at every possible stage. Such a wonderful relief to be done with treatment and return to your normal life.
    Pippa is a lucky girl to have you Virginia, as her mum.

    God Bless both of you. x

  6. Paul Buchanan says:

    We have been following your journey. We send you our love and positive energy.
    Paul and Jen Buchann

  7. adriano Sirgiovanni says:

    Ciao . PrincipessaπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸΎπŸŒ΄β›„πŸ‘ I do hope to see you again, to me meting you your MUM and your lovely brothers was a fantastic experience , if I am like enough to ever meet you I would like to invite you for a ” gelato” ice cream in lygon st Carlton , I love gelati so BEAUTIFULL pippa I wish you well ciao ciaoπŸŽ…πŸŒ΄β›„βœˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ

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