29 June 2011

Can't sleep ... again

Another night exactly like every other :(
Although I cough all day, the second I try to get some sleep, it starts off big style. Mum is laying on her air mattress pretending she doesn't mind being awake. We've been to the doctor today and I now have a variety of things that are going to calm the coughing and knock me out ... except they're not working and we're all awake.
I've got to be up early to go down to hospital so that'll be great. A million weeks after mum mentioned my line splitting, they are going to do something with it.
Last night I had a great time at my local cinema, the Apollo in Barrow. They'd arranged it as a surprise for me and I even got to go in a limo! Along with Team Alice, I watched "The Bucket List". I didn't cry, but I caught a few out lol. Small town, big heart!
Then tonight, I went with Milly, Clarissa, Sammi and Megs for a girly photo shoot at Kells Studio in Barrow - that was fan dab and Dawn managed to make me look quite good too (I usually look half asleep and I never wear make up).  Mabel managed to crawl her way into some of the photos so they will be special. We had so much fun!
More big news is that my mug is available to order on the Emma Bridgewater website ... so if you want one, hurray!
Got to go because I'm coughing so much that this is taking me hours to type.

144 comments:

  1. You are in my thoughts and prayers Alice. I hope they are able to find something to help calm your coughing, and that all of you will be able to get some good sleep soon. You truly are an inspiration.

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  2. I'm still up too Alice
    just been catching up with what you have been up to, oh and I have just ordered a mug, they are brill.
    I hope you can get some sleep soon and hope all goes well at the hospital.
    I am away to my bed now but good night and god bless

    Roger xx

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  3. Wishing you a wonderful night of sleep filled with beautiful dreams. Hope the meds work.

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  4. I love seeing you check off those things on your bucket list! And I will be praying for you... not being able to sleep is the worst! Your brave attitude is so inspiring :)
    Alice, I wanted to ask -- if it's not too nosy -- are you a Christian? Having Jesus in my life has helped me to get through tough times before, and I was just wondering :)

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  5. Sorry to hear that you aren't doing so well. I've started reading your blog recently and I must say that it is very inspiring. Keep writing because I love your posts. I hope the coughing stops, please know that you are in my thoughts.

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  6. Hope you're feeling a little better today and the cough has subsided. Sending big hugs and love your way.

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  7. try drinking water! hugs from southamerica! :)

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  8. Your mug is awesome! Congratulations. Hope you feel better soon and get some sleep!

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  9. For those looking for your mug - I found the link: http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/specials/alices-12-pint-mug/invt/1spa010002/

    Lovely job! Hope the coughs ease up soon!

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  10. Hi Alice, this may sound silly but it works for my children when they cough at night. Before bed you rub a thick amount of vicks vapor rub on your feet then put socks on. I dont know why it works but it does.

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  11. Alice,
    I've been reading over your blog this evening. I just want to send you many heartfelt best wishes. You seem to be a very sweet, strong and brave young lady. Hope that you get some sleep! Keep believing young lady! And good luck on your bucket list chase!

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  12. Ahhh well at least you'll get some sleep while they take your line out. My son had a port for 8 years, he had it taken out in December and he asked if he could keep and now he shows it to everyone which never fails to cause much disgust and some queasiness :-). I posted a pic of it on my Facebook page and my sister thought it was an iPod earbud!
    The mug is lovely by the way. You did a great job with it. And I'm glad you got to have your cinema screening. I've seen that movie a couple of times and I blubbed both times.

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  13. Alice, I'm so sorry about your coughing. I sure wish they could give you something that would help and you could get some sleep. Good luck at the doctors.

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  14. Dear lovely Alice,
    I'm sorry you are having trouble sleeping, what a pain it must be coughing all the time :( I'm not too sure if this will help but when I can't sleep well I think of my favorite book (Harry potter :) and imagine myself in the stories....sounds a little crazzzzy but it's fun and usually makes me nod off :) wishing you sweetdreams!
    Love and hugs Chris x

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  15. Ooh, I had a lung infection once where I coughed that badly! I'm so sorry! I don't know what you're allowed, but a winning combo for me was Mucinex D (not DM) and camphor in a vaporizer all night. Good luck getting sleep! I'll be thinking about you. *HUG*

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  16. HELP PLEASE!

    First, I am so sorry you are unable to sleep! I hope that by the time you see this comment you had some peaceful sleep (Mum too). I live in the USA (IL) and I went too buy TWO of your mugs. However ("color me stupid"), but I can't figure out how much the mug is in USA Currency? I feel like a complete idiot, asking, but if I know for certain, I can decide if I want to order FOUR instead of TWO. My brother is currently undergoing Cancer treatment and since I can't be listed as a Bone Marrow Bonor (or blood for that matter); I wanted to find a way to support your cause. So, with family/friend's birthdays approaching it would be a perfect gift. I hope somebody can help me out! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, always! Best Wishes! <3, A Supporter in IL!

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  17. Hello Alice,

    I'm sorry that you haven't been feeling well. Hopefully the cough medicine just takes a little while to start working so that you can be sleeping normally and feeling good during the day.

    Congrats on crossing off two more items on your list! Both of those sound like a lot of fun. I bet the pictures turned out really well. And I love your new mug! I hope I can get one to support the cause.

    Sleep well and good luck with everything!

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  18. I'm up late too Alice and I just so happened to come read your blog and I am so excited the mug is available to order I'm about to place my order!!! I'm so glad you had fun at the Cinema. You deserve it. You will continue to stay in my prayers I hope you get some rest and feel better. God Bless you.

    -Lauren
    Orlando, Fl
    @boodah4594

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  19. Aaaaaalice, I LOVE YOU MUG!! hahaha I wonder if they will send it to brazil if I buy it.... =) oh well, you did an AWESOME job!! Hope you feel better, this cough will go away soon!! =)
    love,
    Iza

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  20. I write poetry from time to time and I would like to dedicate a specific poem to you, I wrote this poem recently.
    Link:
    http://nickleeandpoetry.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-light.html
    It's titled "My Light" I can't give away what it's about though ;) I hope you enjoy it. I would also like to thank you for showing us how much heart and bravery you have inside of you. I would like to wish you the best of luck and continue to fight. :)

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  21. Hi Alice! I am from Texas. I read your blog every single time you write an entry. I had a son that passed away after a very difficult journey. He is my hero. You have joined right up there with him. I think of him so often and how he was so full of joy and left that as his legacy for us to hold to. I see those very same qualities in you! Though cancer and disease is so unfair, I honestly believe only the best children deal with it because you have a strength in you to endure it with beauty that changes the world for the better. Just know I celebrate every bucket list you check off and I pray every single one is met. I know you are having a hard night. I am so sorry you are coughing so much. And I know you feel bad for your mum. Just know, when she says she doesn't mind... she really doesn't. There is no place she would rather be than with you when you need her. I know because I was the same way. I pray for you all the time and tonight, I will pray for the coughing to ease and for you to rest!

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  22. Congrats on being named a blog of notethis month. I can see that you know how to really live! I look forward to following your journey. If you have a few moments, feel free to stop by A Camp Host's Meanderings.

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  23. Sounds so fun. im so glad that your able to do all the things on your bucket list(:

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  24. Oi Alice,meu nome é Andressa,eu sou do Brasil,com a sua história eu aprendi a agradecer a Deus todos os dias pela minha vida!Você é uma vitoriosa,que Deus de muita força pra você e pra sua familia,que você seja muito abençoada por Deus !!!Beijos :)
    TWITTER:@Desssah_

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  25. hi alice
    with each of your sentence i can realize that how bold are you
    first of all hats off to your boldness then i dont know what to say me an my friends and my parents are praying for you you will be always in my heart's corner
    by nebinkassim

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  26. Good luck Alice, I hope that you have a better night tomorrow night. I am praying that your days and nights are both blessed. Take care!

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  27. Alice,

    I'm so glad you were able to enjoy the cinema and photo shoot. Sounds like you had a great time!!!

    I hope your coughing eases up and you're able to get some sleep. You're in my thoughts and prayers every day. I admire you so much and you are making such a huge impact on cancer awareness.

    Hope tomorrow is a good day for you. Give Mabel a hug for me ok?? Keep smiling kiddo!!

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  28. I'm a night owl big time and right now it's 3:00 am where I live. Hope your cough gets better so you can get some rest! Glad you had fun at the movie and photo session and hope all goes well for you tomorrow!

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  29. Hey Alice,
    This is Twoy from India, frm a state called kerala. I had came to know about u recently through some news channels, but dint give a detailed look to it. But today when this came in our local news paper, i sat n read the complete thing and am glad to say that my eyes stated to water. Because am really proud of you dear, and for the people who is supporting you.
    Really God is great, n tatz why he is ready to give you all you need. And may your bucket list be fulfilled. And from now you too will be in my prayers.
    Keep smiling girl, n give a great hug to Mabel from my side.. :)

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  30. Morning Alice, hopefully you're still in bed catching up on your sleep, but more than likely you'll be up and about for the hospital visit that you mentioned.
    It looks like there was a few of us up and about last night (wishing we were sleeping!). I was awake too, but working nightshift on an oil rig, at least I get to go to bed now. The bravery that you are showing, given the condition, is quite humbling. I know many people have already said this in the many replies that you have had to your blog posts, they really mean it!

    I'll sign off now for the time being, looking forward to your next installment.....

    Bryan.

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  31. really feelin bad 2 hear dat u nt doin well..will get better soon....all ma prayers r there with u..dear

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  32. Ouch hon! Not being able to sleep is horrible.
    I remember I suffered the most terrible cough once. As soon as I started to tilt my body backwards as if to lay down, I would start choking. :(
    And, the more you get annoyed with it, the worse it gets, as your chest tightens up.
    Have you tried meditation when that happens? It worked for me. Closing my eyes, focusing on slow breathing, then slowely painting a picture in my mind of my favourite place. It really helped.

    xoxo

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  33. I just send to you all my think...

    Much love



    (we are there for you in the same egregore...)

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  34. oh i m so sorry 4 u...........
    but also very much impressed.........
    may God bless u with health......!

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  35. may ur life b easier Alice.....n ur nights more peaceful.......n full of sleep..n sweet dreams!

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  36. bad to hear dat u r nt well...dnt worrry u will gwt better soon..all our prayers are there with u....

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  37. Alice,

    Just stumbled across your blog on CNN.com! I wanted you to know I just finished registering with DKMS to be a bone marrow donor! I wish you all the best and will be sending positive thoughts and many prayers to you all the way from Flippin, Arkansas, USA!

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  38. I hope you´re feeling better now

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  39. Praying for you Alice, my thoughts are with you. -A friend in Kenya

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  40. Alice i am once a leukemia patients. and i have recovered for more than 15 yrs without bone-marrow transplant. its a miracle to most doctor that i have recovered. so don't give up hope. enjoy your life and stay happy. remember that miracle can happen anytime. so enjoy your life to the fullest. =)

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  41. Hi Alice,

    I checked out your mug, and i think its brilliant. i really cant wait to get mine in the post!! Good luck at the hospital tomorrow, and i really hope you get some more sleep tonight.

    God bless xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    saffieenotinschool
    xox

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  42. hi alice
    I am regin, hope your cough is better now. I need to tell you something secret. I can't tell thosee things in public. I am 100% sure you will win this battle.
    God bless you my child.

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  43. Hi Alice,
    Thought it was time to write something since I've been reading your blog since it started. I admire your courage and I'm delighted see things being crossed off your bucket list.
    I love your mug design, you've done well!! Let's hope you can get some sleep, take care. Pam xx

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  44. hi dear,go to world of music. Its powerfull tool 4 ........... Try it and say ur exp

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  45. i pray for you everyday alice.. u ll soon be better.. hope your cough has subsided to some good extent.. i would love to read many more posts.. pls keep posting..
    from
    ....
    a well wisher indian... Anish

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  46. Hi Alice!
    I've been reading your blog the whole time since hearing about it (can't even remember how) just after your first post.
    It's so good to see that you are getting so much on your list done and raising money for charity and awareness in so many people!! :o) I'm well chuffed for you about the Emma B Mug (one of which I have just bought for work - 1/2 PINT BRILLIANT!!!)
    Just wanted to say that you are an inspiration to so many people and you should be so proud of yourself.
    Much Love from Essex. Stephanie.

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  49. I read an article about you in today's newspaper and checked out your blog. You really are inspiring! Waiting to see all items in your list as "Done" very soon.

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  50. I've ordered the mug - it is wonderful and I can't wait for it to arrive with us here in Switzerland. I love to read your blog, you are such an inspiration.

    By the way, are you addicted to Angry Birds yet?!?!?

    xx

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  51. The only thing that can cure cancer or any ailment is your own body

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  52. Eu Passei Para Saber De Você

    ... Saber da sua saúde, querendo que esteja bem.

    da sua casa, rezando para que esteja em paz.

    da sua família, esperando que esteja em harmonia.


    das suas preocupações, pedindo a Deus que você encontre tranquilidade.

    quero que encontre apoio na fé.

    Só passei para dizer
    Bom dia ... Boa tarde ... Boa noite ...

    Saiba que você estará sempre acompanhado pelo meu bom pensamento dirigido a você.

    E se ainda assim tudo lhe parecer escuro, e se você sentir que nada posso fazer, quero que DEUS lhe de muita coragem, força, e paz no seu coração.

    Alice um grande beijo no seu coração,
    e o que desejo a voce aqui do Brasil,

    Assinado: Jonas

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  53. hope your coughing gets better soon alice. xo

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  54. Hi Alice (in wonderland:-)),

    Hope u got a nice sleep after this post:-) We all are with you dear, for fulfilling your bucket list asap:-) Only thing i can do is, join bone marrow registry... But i m from India, so cant join through your link:-( So will check & promote for an Indian registry... Ok? Hoping for a miracle my dear little sister... By the way you r so cute in your new hairstyle;-)
    :-) :-):-):-):-) :-):-):-) got it?
    i l o v e y o u lol:-)

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  55. Hello Alice!
    I live in France, I'm 16 and I read a long newspaper page about you, your history, what you're doing! I'm so moved, but I'm also really happy because your dreams have been realized with the help of many extraordinary people! I had a cancer when I was 1 year old, but I was lucky. You must know that the miracles are possible, mainly for a personn like you! You are an angel! I really admire you! Enjoy your beautiful days, and I hope with all my heart that you'll be fine! :)
    With love and all my support,
    Alex

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  56. For Jodi, who asked how she could she the price of the mugs in $. On the Emma Bridgewater website up in the top right hand corner next to the word Basket you will see £, $, € click on the dollar sign and you'll see prices in dollars.

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  57. Hope you get some sleep soon. Insomnia is the worst, especially combined with a cough.

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  58. Alice - your Bridgewater mug is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to get mine. I can't believe how talented you are - I love the colours, I love the little yellow dog, congratulations. I hope you raise tons of money for the cause.

    It SUCKS that you're having a hard time sleeping at the moment. Zopiclone is a pretty good sleeper, although it will depend what other meds your on as to whether you can take it. Also, Kava extract is wonderful for relaxation (and a nicer, more natural alternative).

    Is there any way your mum could help give you a eucalyptus nasal steam before bed?

    Oh dear, you've been given so much advice already sometimes I wonder whether you get a chance to read all these messages from your adoring public. We all think you're so wonderful Alice and we all wish we could help in some way.

    Next time I give blood I'm asking about the bone marrow registry in NZ. You're amazing lovely-lady. I hope you get some sleep soon. Kia Kaha (forever/stay strong).

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  59. sorry to hear the sleep is hard - the early morning hours are the worst - before it gets light. but at least dawn is early these days. keep smiling x

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  60. Hey Alice, came across your blog which was advertised over a tech website. I must say that you've inspired me much by your courage and valour, and I know that you've blessed many by being who you are (: God Bless and stay strong!

    <3 Abigail from Singapore

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  61. Dear Alice,

    Loving the blog, you are a real inspiration to so many, hope you get some sleep soon:)

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  62. hemp seed oil can cure cancer. Start on the hemp seed oil flax oil, COQ10 Enzyme, Laetrile vitamin B17. All have been proven to be able to reduce the size of tumours.

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  63. You are in my prayers honey. I wish you the best. I want you to know that my mother suffered with the same illness for years. So I know exactly how your mum feels watching you go through the same thing. I am praying for you and wishing you peace and blessings, Alice

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  64. I want to see the pictures! A big hug from Brazil!

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  65. Alice I too am sorry you are not sleeping and coughing.
    I am sure you tried everything but lavender while it might not put you to sleep relaxes you.
    I use that on myself and my kids.
    First off, the mug is gorgeous! Wow! I just ordered two to be shipped here to the US. I will use one and put one away safely. You did a fantastic job.
    And then your cinema party sounds too fun.
    I love that you went in a limo. You must have had such a great time with your BFF's.
    I wish you a lovely day and a dreamy, sleepfilled, cough free night.

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  66. Hi Alice,

    So glad you had such a lovely day! You deserve it! I am very sorry to hear your medicine isn't working for your cough though.I pray your doctors are able to find something different that will help so you will be able to rest.

    Much love from SC, USA

    Aly

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  67. Alright 'Big Pynie' Sorry to hear your cough is still bothering you.
    I have tried the vick on the feet thing and it does work.

    You'll be pleased to know I am now lipstick free and the face is back to its normal colour :)

    I hope they are treating you like a total VIP in that Alder Hay after all you are used to the Rock and Roll life now.

    Love you Big Pynie big hugs and sloppy wet ones, Sammi B. xxxxxxxx

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  68. I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and I've found you to be very inspirational. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I'm so sorry you've been having trouble sleeping, and I hope you find an effective treatment shortly.

    -Warmly,
    Dave

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  69. Alice, my mom always make me some teawith honey and lemon juice when i had a bad caugh. it tates horrible but it really helps. besos from Argentina!

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  70. Hello Alice,

    Mandeep from India. I have been following your blog for about a week. Hope your cough is better now. Anyway, here is what I usually do when I have bad cough. Smash some fresh ginger, boil it in a cup of water for 5 minutes. Mix quarter teaspoon of honey, stir well, now sip little & slowly. The idea is to let the warm ginger honey juice to linger a bit around your throat to give it time to do the good work. I am not sure if this homemade remedy will have any reaction with any of the medicines you are talking right now, so be advice, please consult your doctor before you try it.

    Do let me know if it work for you (I hope it does!). It works for me every time. ..

    Peace… Love . . .. .



    Mandeep

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  71. I'll pray that you have a restful sleep tonight, I know you need it. Your posts are so sweet and sincere and I just adore you for being so strong and brave.

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  72. Hey Alice, hope your feeling a wee bit better. I came across your blog on a local newspaper on may way to Stockport Manchester. I was on my way to see a family friend who has terminal cancer. Like you she is one brave, beautiful lady. You are both inspirational. Take care, keep fighting xxx

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  73. alice
    today i spoke with my sister
    about you and she was so taken up
    and told me how she will show you as a great human being to get inspired.
    have a lovely day

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  74. Dear Alice,
    Take enough rest.I got your story today only from one of news paper in India.
    My little sister, you are in my prayers and thoughts now..
    Please take rest my dear, i know the pain well. I am also fighting with him from past 3 years..
    Remember, we are the only angels and we are here to make others aware that" how precious our life is"
    Take rest and you will be better tomorrow..I am happy to hear that you had a great time at Local Cinema...

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  75. I hope your cough goes away and you get some sleep! You are truly an inspiration! Good luck on fulfilling everything on your bucket list! :)

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  76. Hello Dear Alice,

    Read about you today in our local newspaper. Thanks for introducing me to the beautiful movie 'Bucket List'. Though I love films, I am not completely familiar with many of the world classics..But today I read the plot of the movie, loved it..God bless u..waiting fr ur next update..

    Tomz
    India

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  77. Hi Alice
    sounds like your photoshoot and cinema day went really well i love that film it is very inspiring but then again so are you!
    I just looked at your mug it is wonderful xxxxxxx

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  78. I hope you get better, Alice, because reading your blog has become one of my personal hobbies. You'll do fine, be sure about it!

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  79. hi my dear Alice,,,,,
    I dont know what i say,,,,,but i have to say only onething,,that God shower blessings on u,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    shinu mujeeb

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  80. Dearest Alice,
    You're like my little red superhero cape I once got on a school field trip when I was little- you make me brave. I consider you courageous because you're sharing your life, your happy times, and some bad times with an entire world of people. Now that's an inspiration. :)
    With love,
    The Shepards (but you may calls us The Sheps!) :)

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  81. I just stumbled across your blog today. Keep your chin up! That head should stay high! A positive attitude be-gets positive results. You're part of a greater good, it's obvious, and the world is starting to see it. I do so hope you've found rest. Enjoy your day today!

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  82. hi alice,
    both of us have the same skin for our blogs...
    it seems you also like nature..
    expand your bucket list...
    me and family are waiting for your scraps...
    with love..

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  83. Alice,

    Your mug looks awesome!! Here's a picture of it if anyone wants to see it:

    http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/specials/alices-12-pint-mug/invt/1spa010002/?htxt=w9uFyffE0FZTutJ8MhUr6MRzM6tj7Pye4QgBm4u3fZUuBVEWoqeIH8IiphssEa2XbA7Gn7WcEA9Y%0AP4GllULcmQ%3D%3D

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  84. If it helps cheer you up, my kids call my mom "granny cough-cough" well ..... because she coughs so much ;-)

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  85. hi alice,
    both of us have the same skin for our blogs...it shows your passion towards nature...
    keep on writing your wishes...
    our hearts,prayers,wishes..everything is with you...

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  86. I hope your cough eases and you manage to rest, whenever I have a hacking cough I always drink honey and lemon in hot water, I don't think it does much but it alalways makes me feel better!

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  87. Hi Alice,
    I just found your mug online. It is beautiful! I also had a suggestion for the cough. I drink hot water with lemon and honey. It works for some and not for others. It has always worked for me. Thank you for allowing us into your life to share your experiences. You have already taught me a lot. Thank you from Virginia (USA). Much Love, Karen

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  88. Hi Alice,
    I wrote a post about you on my blog today, to encourage my friends to follow and support you, you are truly a gem!

    ~T~

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  89. Dear Alice,
    I hope your cough calms down so you can sleep, and that all goes well tomorrow. My family has a lot of experience with stressful doctor's appointments. Just know we're praying for you and your family, and that I'll say a special prayer that your cough will subside so you can sleep.

    I saw your mug just now on Emma Bridgewater, and it is so cute! I really love the cheery beach huts and the story behind your design. It's so great that the proceeds are going to give other kids a nice time. I really admire your spirit of generosity.

    I was reading the comments from an earlier post, and I saw someone mention my itty bitty town! Turns out one of your commentors is not only from the same miniscule town as me, but might even go to my church! I thought that was pretty funny; what are the odds, right?
    Next time I see her, I'm going to ask if she knows you and find out if she is indeed the woman I'm thinking of.

    God bless you & yours,
    ZG

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  90. Hello flower, I am Brazilian and I heard about your beautiful story here in my country is an honor for me segir your blog, you are an example of strength, I want everything beautiful that can exist in this world for you, and know that God is always with us, he never abandons us, even in difficulties.
    kisses

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  91. @Jodi Go to http://www.xe.com/ucc/ and you'll be able to key in the amount and convert the mug cost to US $'s. :)

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  92. One day at a time. Hang in there and we always like to read late-night posts:)

    ~ The Tuckerbag ~

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  93. Not being able to sleep due to coughing totally sucks but having your own cinema screening is uber cool! Like many others, I'm love to read about you ticking things off your list and if you carry on at this rate, you'll need to update with some more stuff.

    Afraid I have no surefire way of stopping the coughing (ryhming unintentional) but I do remember as a child trying to count sheep kept me awake as I didn't want to leave any of them out! D'oh...

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  94. I have only just found your blog and do hope you managed to get some sleep last night. You sound such a brave young lady, I do wish there was something I could do to help you get better. Your family must be very proud of you, my love to all of you.

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  95. Alice I look up to you I'm only ten and I heard about you in first news. I have prayed for you because you are one of my role models. My sister is fifteen and I think what it would be like if she was ill and I really hope that you get better!

    Ps Sorry but I can't give bone marrow because: a) I'm ten. b) I have a bleeding disorder so they wouldn't accept my bone marrow becaause it's manky. (what has bone marrow got to do with blood?)

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  96. Alice I just saw the mug it's a really cool design!!!!!!!

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  97. Hi Alice. I'm glad you had so much fun! I saw your mug on the Emma Bridgewater website. It's very cute. I might get one for my grandmother because she really likes that kind of stuff. Good luck tomorrow. :3

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  98. Lucky Ali, you are a strong person
    Be strong, you are great
    GET WELL

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  99. for Jodi

    the conversion you wanted
    2 mugs 39.90 GBP - 64.1081 USD
    4 mugs 79.80 GBP = 128.215 USD

    not sure about p&p
    hope this help

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  100. Just ordered a mug for me... :o) Thx Alice, you are THE inspiration...

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  101. Hey Alice! Hope you get better. Oh and download this game called "farm story" on your ipad. You'll love it!!! And it'll make the night end faster than you think as you will be very entertained. ;)

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  102. Aren't moms the best? So unconditional... Stay strong girl!. fight this.. k? ((HUGS))

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  103. Maybe one of these nights you could write some poetry and share it with us. I know it is a cheesy-sounding idea, but sometimes it's the only way I can get my mind to stop running (Plus we would really like to hear your thoughts :)
    Love,
    Derek

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  104. Jo @ 13:22: Thank you for the info about pricing ($$$) on the EB Website. I am headed there now to find out how much they are in US Curenncy. Thank you for answering my questions.

    Alice: I hope you were able to sleep. Best wishes sweetie!

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  105. Hi Alice,

    Just wanted to let you know I've ordered a mug, and it'll be (part of) my mum's birthday present later in the year. It's our first piece of Emma Bridgewater, so maybe it will be the first of many!

    Am so pleased the cinema outing was was fun, and that you got your photograph taken - I'm sure you looked great!

    I hope you've managed to get a little sleep, and as someone whose mum has to sleep with me, don't worry, you're mum really doesn't mind the sleepless nights with you!

    Tim

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  106. hope you are feeling better.. thoughts and prayers as always...
    Manish DE

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  107. Hi Alice! I'm new to your blog, but already I'm speechless. You are so inspiring, and so strong. Your bucket list is beautiful, and starting tonight, I'm praying every single night that you get better and that you fulfill every single one of your dreams. Seriously, I've never been so happy to come upon a blog before. You sound so brave and so amazing.
    I'll be praying for you every night, and I'll spread the word on my blog.

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  108. Love the updates on what you've gotten to do on your bucket list. Wasn't the nice photo with Mabel taken care of? Just hoping ...

    The mug is beautiful ...

    Please keep on tweeting and blogging ... and know that I think of you often and my thoughts are with you and your family ... even if I don't know you personally!

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  109. Hi Alice, you know what I have a cousin that has a cancer same with yours. Just Be strong and always pray to Got. don't think those bad things in your life.

    >>>>>> BE STRONG AND BE HAPPY >>>>>>

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  110. Glad you had fun at the movies AND at your photo shoot. Hope you can look at those photos and smile at the memories even when you are tired and enduring the coughing. :( I pray for your doctors that they find a way to help you be comfortable and rest well.

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  111. Hi Alice! This is the first time I visit your blog. I loved it! I once had something similar to a buckets list and was able to do many things :P (definitely you have a greater imagination!) But the best thing I ever did was to decide to know God better and to receive His love. I pray that you can talk to Him and discover how amazing you are for Him, and how much He loves you and cares for you and both of you get to be the best friends ever. You are really a wonderful girl, and an incredible person! Big hug and blessings!

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  112. Hey girl!
    I´m from really far, from Brazil.You must know you are a inspiration to me.
    I hope you feel better.I hope you know how much love everybody is sending to you.
    I´ll pray for you tonight.
    Love
    Gabriela

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  113. Hi Alice,
    I hope the coughing has got easier and you managed a better nights sleep last night.
    It looks like your amazing mug is going to sell out for sure!! I think they will end up having to do another run to satisfy the huge demand for them!!
    Thank you so much it is absolutely incredible!!
    I am pleased the cinema showing went well and hope that your AH visit was as quick as it possibly could be.
    Best wishes
    Luke. :-D

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  114. my love to all of you. God bless

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  115. hey Alice, thought id pop in to see how its going..WOW you have been busy! I havnt checked your blog in a couple of weeks and im so pleased to see you ticking your bucket list off :) Myself and my children think your amazing..your an inspiration to everyone and make me proud to me a brit! keep smiling and hope your get more sleep and your nasty cough dies down soon xxx

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  116. Hope you managed some sleep glad you enjoyed the sharks, they do make your heart beat just that little bit faster don't they x

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  117. I registered with the Be The Match Registry here in the US. I pray I am a match for someone. I had a scare in 2009 with my 9 year old son, he has a RBC disorder, not cancer as they thought. Alice, thank you for sharing your story and days, I truly hope I am a match and can help someone, thank you again for shedding light on this!

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  118. Hi Alice,
    SHUT UP you swam with sharks??? Get out!!

    I saw Jaws when it came out a hundred years ago. My mother let my sister and go alone to see it. To this day we wish we hadn't. My sister and I are both still afraid of the water!! I swear even the deep end in a pool still freaks me out......and a lake forget about it!!!

    My name is Jane and I live in Golden, Colorado, USA.
    Nice to meet you!

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  119. Alice, so glad to reach you. We at Hip Hop Saves Lives have written a song for you!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKw3ntdZ7ag

    Hope you enjoy!!

    Love and respect,
    Chad Harper

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  120. Nothing's going to happen to you. I just know it.

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  121. I'm 15 too.
    I love you and I wish I had the strength and courage you have. (:
    Praying here in India.
    xxoo

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  122. Saw your mug, it's so neat! =)
    Sara in Texas.

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  123. You are amazing. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. I lost my best friend to cancer last year - he was in his late 30s. He too was a fighter, but he wasn't able to get started on a bucket list because of the effects of chemo. I am SO glad you are setting out to achieve as many of your goals and dreams as you can!! Truly inspiring. :)

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  124. i really think you should be researching alternative cancer cures instead of wasting all this huge amount of time on collecting randoms people sympathies and trying to become famous.

    you have become famous but will still end up dead famous.

    just type it into google.alternative cancer cures or some variation thereof.read other peoples blogs and experiences.loads on youtube too.

    many people have had success with various treatments but of course the established medical/pharmaceutical complex does not allow it to become mainstream as they cannot be patented into huge markup money spinners.

    i could give you some links but it might be best if you invested some time and energy in doing your own research as free things are seldom appreciated and often resented.

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  125. you seem resigned to death and wasting all your time and blogs and lists.

    i really think you and your mother should be researching alternative cancer cures instead of wasting all this huge amount of time on collecting randoms people sympathies and trying to become famous and who are obviously emotionally feeding of you.

    you have already become famous but will still end up dead famous.thats the brutal truth.
    i pull no punches nor apologize for it

    i take it you still want to live?

    just type it into google.
    alternative cancer cures/therapies/treatments or some variation thereof.

    read other peoples blogs and experiences.loads on youtube too.

    on ats the a to z of cancer cures and treatment which have been deliberately ignored by the mainstream establishment as they can' be patented and would compete with the unsuccessful chemo...

    watch the rick simpson cancer story on youtube.the most useful hour of your life.

    the bicarbonate of soda treatment again on blogs and youtube

    many people have had success with various treatments but of course the established medical/pharmaceutical complex does not allow it to become mainstream as they cannot be patented into huge markup money spinners.

    i could give you some links but it might be best if you invested some of your time in doing your own research as unfortunately free things are seldom appreciated and often resented.

    up to you.

    adieus.i won't be posting again as i don't believe in mollycoddling and if you can't be bothered then why should i?

    i believe in reasonable kindness without mandatory compassion.

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  126. I'm so sorry you can't sleep! I hope the meds start working soon!

    I bet the pictures look fantastic, and I'm glad Mabel got in a few. Maybe you'll find a really nice one? I hope so.

    Just so you know, your bravery and upbeat personality in the face of cancer is a real inspiration to me. I can only hope I'd be half as tough under similar circumstance.

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  127. I love, love, love you! I will add you to my prayers. I feel as though we are kindred spirits. I hope that your cough goes away and I hope you get good rest. Sweetheart, keep your chin up. Miracles do happen! We are all here for you. Hugs from the States =)

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  128. Hi Alice .. feel free and sleep well.. love you alice.. god bless you.. we always love you so much and our prayers always with you my sister .

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  129. God bless you Alice. I will continue to pray for you.
    I love your spirit. Hope you cough gets better.
    Tim in Virginia

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  130. Wow Alice...your an international star!!! Love the blog and twitter idea to keep everyone updated-and a great way to motivate people to do something positive!!! What would we do without computers ( and purple iPads) lol
    Take care...give ur family extra hugs...I'm off to see if there are any mugs left!
    Xxxx traci xxxX

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  131. Hey Alice!

    I don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but it was shortly after you started. I immediately sent a request to be signed up as a bone marrow donor, and yesterday I went and gave some blood to finalize the registration. I feel like it's the least I can do, as after it's done I'm registered and only contacted if needed. But when that happens I will hopefully help someone that can be helped only by me.

    I hope you'll be able to catch some sleep tonight knowing you've made the world a better place!

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  132. Dear Alice,
    Sending you loads of love and good wishes.

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  133. hey alice, just wanted to let you know that over on modelmayem.com a lot of models and photographers were talking about setting up a photo shoot with a beautiful girl like yourself, i hope it works out and don't be surprised if you end up on the cover of vogue magazine :) stay strong sweetheart!

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  134. HI my little angel...let jesus take all ur worries and pain... ur parents might be proud about having a daughter like you... god bless u dear... love u so much... my prayers are always wit u and ur family

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  135. i'm treesa catherine john from a small state in india.. kerala..i'm 24 yrs old.. i read abt u in a recent newspaper..
    i dnt knw what 2 say dear... can i just hug you...??? please..
    now i have a reason 2 live... i 've found my destiny... just bcoz of u dear.. u r my angel... if im left wit something good in me.. god will hear my prayers... you'll be fine... i'll try my best 2 make some of ur dreams come true.. PROMISE.. convey my regards to ur family... god bless you with all happiness ... LOVE U SO MUCH DEAR SISTER...

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  136. Hi from Nashville TN, USA. I hope your nasty cough disappeared and you have enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep. I pray for you each day :) Ordered your Bridgewater mug today and must say.. the design is amazing and I cannot wait to see it for real! You are a wonderful blessing to every life you touch.. and that is a very long list of lives!

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  137. hi!!! I pray for you and i am sure you will be fine you will gain cancer... Debbie, from Greece

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  138. God bless You Alice... Our prayers always with you dear....

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  139. Hi Alice, sorry to hear you are coughing so much and not sleeping. Hope you find something that helps. Have you been watching the tennis? Hope andy Murray wins today. Take care xx

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  140. John Smith you are the saddest excuse for a human being I've had the displeasure to come across in a long time. Brutal honesty is a phrase assholes use to justify themselves.

    Alice, I wish you well on your journey, may it be a long and joyful one. Having been by the side of a few family members who have been through this I can understand your position... you hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.

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