CYN’S MESSAGE BOARD

Monday, December 17th 2012

Please forgive me for not updating Cyn’s message board until now. The last few months have been something of a roller-coaster. I had a stint in hospital and was unwell for approx. 6 weeks. Fortunately – I received excellent care from the medics and I’m back on the road to recovery!

I wish to sincerely thank everyone who so generously donated to Cyn’s “Health Care” fund. The amount which you donated was sent directly to Cyn. As Cyn bravely continues to endure the ravages of chemotherapy and the unpleasant side-effects of heavy-duty medications, your generous donations have helped pay for many of Cyn’s living and care expenses. Sophie and I are doing our very best to fund our trip to London – but, sadly, we won’t be in a position to go for another few months at least.  We take comfort in knowing that Cyn is in “good hands” and she has a wonderful support-network of health professionals taking excellent care of her.

Cyn is currently getting through her 5th cycle of chemotherapy. She will have a break from it over Christmas – and then another cycle of chemo will commence in late January. Despite all the revolting and painful side-effects that Cyn must put-up-with during the chemo – she remains positive and good-humoured (God only knows how she manages to joke about it through the vomiting and tremors!).

So… once again… thank you for joining Cyn’s fight against the “little monster”. It is difficult to express just how much your words of support and selfless generosity have helped Cyn in keeping-up-the-fight!
I wish you joy and smiles during the holidays and the New Year…
Leonie xx

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Monday, December 17th 2012

Please forgive me for not updating Cyn’s message board for so long. The last few months have been something of a roller-coaster. I had a stint in hospital and was unwell for approx. 6 weeks. Fortunately – I received excellent care from the medics and I’m back on the road to recovery!

I wish to sincerely thank everyone who so generously donated to Cyn’s “Health Care” fund. The amount which you donated was sent directly to Cyn. As Cyn bravely continues to endure the ravages of chemotherapy and the unpleasant side-effects of heavy-duty medications, your generous donations have helped pay for many of Cyn’s living and care expenses. Sophie and I are doing our very best to fund our trip to London – but, sadly, we won’t be in a position to go for another few months at least.  We take comfort in knowing that Cyn is in “good hands” and she has a wonderful support-network of health professionals taking care of her.

Cyn is currently getting through her 5th cycle of chemotherapy. She will have a break from it over Christmas – and then another cycle of chemo will commence in late January. Despite the all the revolting and painful side-effects that Cyn must put-up-with during the chemo – she remains positive and good-humoured (God only knows how she manages to joke about it through the vomiting and tremors!).

So… once again… thank you for joining Cyn’s fight against the “little monster”. It is difficult to express just how much your words of support and selfless generosity have helped Cyn in keeping-up-the-fight!

 

 

Monday, August 20th 2012
Cyn has been given some ‘time-off-for-good-behaviour’ by her medics! Here is a little snippet from an email I received during the weekend…

“…I now have about 8 days till the next cycle of chemo begins and the doctors agree, that in the interests of total well being that i can have a little out of hous/out of town break. This means that ben and I will spend 3-5 days in the country side of the cotwolds, which is near oxford. Long sunny  days (we hope), fields and trees.  complete break from hospital routine and being almost totally connected to the house. Bliss. It feels like a really positive step forward even though it will be sort and sweet…
…we have an army of supporters and some we do not even know about. I am blesssed and know it. I just cant wait to spend actual in the same room time tgether in  a beautiful place…”

 

Saturday, August 18th 2012
The following is an extract from an email I received from Cyn last week… I thought it would be okay to share this anecdote with you now…

“…On Saturday ben took me to richmond park which is lovely and I walked solidly for an hour without stopping. it was a glorious sunny day and a joy to be out. And yesterday: thanks to you, I met up with Paula* and spent most of the day with her.  We had plans maybe to go to a chi chi little cafe, or wander somewhere, but we met in the paddington hilton and had high tea and talked for hours. She sends love to you and hopes you are well and really happy. leonie, it was a lovely day. Borinig for anyone else who had to be there, but fun for us. She brought over 2 copies of the lachlander (remember that? for 1977-8. can you remember how daggy everyone was in the 70s? It was fun to memorise and laugh ( actually occassionally bitch’….. imagine that? Thank you so much. I cannot wait to see you and catch up and do even more…. She bought me Tim tams……., But also a seriously smart black Akubra to cover my thinning hair…. no daggy wig or old lady hats for Cyn!…” 

High tea and the Cowra High School “Lachlander“??… too much culture methinks 🙂
(* Paula is a life-long friend to Cyn… since their days together at Cowra High School…)

CLICK ON STEVE MARTIN FOR AUDIO…
 

Tuesday, August 14th 2012
Thank you to Toni (nee Wade) for this little gem – go the meds Cyn, and say yes to drugs 🙂

Monday, August 13th 2012
My laptop has been attacked by trojans and may need to euthanised… hence the lack of daily updates on Cyn’s message-board. I will be back in-the-groove when I have a repaired/replaced laptop.
May the force be with you…
Leonie

 

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

Monday, August 6th 2012
This is an extract that a childhood friend of Cyn and I… Toni. Toni lived up-the-street from us – and was in all my school classes from Kindy onwards. Toni sent an email to a media contact/friend and I’d like to share a short extract from this email:

“people like Cynthia (Cyn) are the forgotten heroes of our world, we only ever hear about athletes and movie stars and people like Cyn go about with their job quietly and unassuming but should really have our admiration and respect. She needs our help.
Thank you again for your compassion and generosity.
Toni”

 



Sunday, August 5th 2012
I’ve been a “bit-under-the-weather” the last couple of days… so I’ve been a bit slack with the messages. I made you a video message today… so here it is!

CLICK HERE FOR TODAY’S VIDEO MESSAGE 🙂

 

Thursday, 2nd August, 2012

THIS IS AN EXTRACT FROM AN EMAIL CYN SENT ME TODAY – WHICH I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU…

“hi there I  am well. I have received so many lovely letters and mails as a result of your website and John’s article. As you know I am always a bit embarassed by praise and attention, but you have hit the right note and O really appreciate… ”

Your messages and support are making a positive and noticeable difference to Cyn’s mood and “fight”! 

Wednesday 1st August, 2012

julie elsing July 31, 2012 at 9:43 am

Hi Cynthia, You are truely an inspiration to all of us. Who would have thought you would have such a brilliant career. Good luck and best wishes with the fight of your life.  Julie Elsing nee Browne

from Soph and I…

 

Tuesday – 31-07-2012
First… here is a message that Cyn sent to me this morning…

 

and from me to Cyn…

 

Monday 30-07-2012

If you have photos or links 0r videos that you would like to add to this page… please email them to me at: leonie.krieger@coolstuffschool.com




7 Replies to “CYN’S MESSAGE BOARD”

  1. Hey Cyn – I saw the post on FB and just had to make contact. All I can say is – nobody ever knows what you go through unless you have had it yourself. I was a breast cancer survivor at 35 – back in 1989 nobody really had it then so it was a frightening time. However, I’m still here all these years later and I know I don’t have to tell you that positivity is the key and your mind. It is amazing what your mind can do – if we could master the other 90% we don’t use we wouldn’t have a problem. Anyway, I think of you every day and probably the best thing is to keep working and doing the things that drive you. I was back at work after 14 days and had just had 11.5 hours of surgery for a tram flap/abdominoplasty for breast reconstruction. I couldn’t stand up straight to file, but it didn’t stop me. In the previous 8 months I’d had an ectopic pregnancy and lost twins on IVF and nearly died, a husband to another woman straight after that loss, the marriage went out the door of course and then I had the mastectomy. I never thought I would make it through but believe me there is always light at the end of the tunnel. I am sure you are a positive person doing the work that you do and I just say – keep it up. I had a great respect for your dad when I worked with him in Cowra and I did meet you a few times. Keep up the fight.
    Colwyn Sakey

  2. A sincere and humble “thank you” to Sandra and Peter, Julie and Vinette for their recent donations. And… a big-bear-hug? “thank you” to John Thistleton at The Canberra Times. A wonderful story with a genuinely personable “vibe”. Thank you to all “The Thissos” – legends

  3. Hi Cyn,
    I too am a survivor of Breast Cancer like Colwyn. I have had it in 2001 and after the second time I had a mastectomy in 2007.
    I am sure your positive look on life will get you through this. Treat it as “the little monster” and not anything else and tell it to go away and leave you alone, and keep on being positive.
    Love Nancy (Browne) Wall

  4. Hello there Miss Cynthia. Well your ‘little sister’ has told us that you are having a bit of a hard time at the moment, but she also tells us that you are a fighter and this ‘little monster’ had better watch out!!
    Cynthia, Peter and I send you all of our love and strength at the moment, and if we can help you in any possible way, please let Leonie know.
    Stay strong and positive, and know that you have a ‘small’ army here to help you on this journey.
    Big kisses and hugs from Peter & Sandra Russell (Gavagnin) xoxox

  5. Hi Cyn Well how are you going?? I hope we have helped you in some way even if it is small. Stay positive and keep going. Love to hear how you are.
    Julie Elsing nee Browne

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