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on May 9, 2009 - 4:26am

Had a lovely surprise today, caught up with a friend I had not seen for 10 years!
We went to the Richmond Hill Cafe in Melbourne, which has an in-house fromargerie (cheese shop). We gorged on lovely teas and a cheese platter with all the trimmings. I was in cheese heaven.
I must admit the only thing that would have perfected the afternoon, would have been a fab glass of crisp white wine (to wash down all that lactose) but since I was diagnosed I haven't wanted to drink any alcohol at all. It's strange (my friends can't believe it, I am rarely without a beer or wine in my hand lol) but I just don't want to put anything bad into my body at a time like this.
So I am being ridiculously well behaved....
Can't wait to start getting my travel plans into action. Travel - and apparently now.. cheese - are my focus.
So how are you doing? Thanks for checking out my journal :) Hope you had a wonderful day (not sure of the time difference) and had your fill of Josh, or whatever makes you feel inspired. I am about to waste a ridiculous amount of time on the couch watching Monty Python movies.... sigh.... bliss!
x Em

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And so it begins....

on May 6, 2009 - 8:12pm

My hair has started falling out... sigh!

Hope I don't look like E.T when I am bald..... heh heh (made myself laugh).

Josh needs to get his butt back to Australia. No one has heard of him here. I am doing my best to spread the word... but I also kind of like feeling like I am the keeper of a great secret only me and my wonderful US grobie friends know about... is that bad?

xx Ems

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on May 5, 2009 - 8:40pm

Well, I had my first chemo a week and a half ago and noticed last night that my hair is starting to fall out. It's so strange. I decided if I was going to lose my hair, I would do it on my terms, so one of my very dear friends, Leon, came over to my house with his clippers and we shaved it all off. I was worried my head would look like a half-sucked lemon lol, but actually its not that bad.

At least I feel like I won this round.
Emma - 1
Cancer - Nil

For anyone interested, I have breast cancer and I am only 32. The statistics are: Out of 1,000 women, 125 will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those, 8 will be under 40 years old..... see I am special! lol.

I am being treated at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. They are amazing! I had surgery and just started my chemo, which will take 9 weeks. Then 6 weeks of radiotherapy. Scary stuff really.

Well I am off for my daily walk, with Josh on the ipod. If I close my eyes I can imagine I am walking along a beach in Greece, or pounding the pavement in Manhatten. Sigh... bliss!


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Thanks and HI!!

on May 4, 2009 - 9:55pm

Wow, I knew I was gonna like it here. Thanks so much for the comments already and the love and support only Grobies could give. I am already so happy I have joined this wonderful family!
I have not been able to access the FOJG board since I joined up a week ago. I have sent emails to the support guys, so I hope that gets sorted asap so I can start hanging out and chatting with everyone.
The problem is when I try to log in it says it doesn't recognise me, then when I click on Register, it says admin are not accepting any new registrations. I noticed other people were having the same problem on the JG board... does anyone have any other advice? If not, I shall patiently (or not so patiently lol) await to hear back from the administrators.
Thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers!.
Xxx Em

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Hi everyone!

on May 4, 2009 - 2:13am

Well this is my first ever journal entry on FOJG. I have to admit that I have been a 'lurker' on Josh's website for a couple of years now... but I hate that title "lurker" as it implies something sinister, and I am most definitely not sinister.
My name is Em and I have utterly fallen for Mr Groban. At first it was his music that blew my mind, now.. it is the man first and the music second. After having watched everything I could get my hands on, I have completely fallen for Josh's charm, sense of humour, humility and sincerity. He is an incredible guy.
Why after all this time did I finally decide to declare myself and join FOJG? Well, the truth is I have cancer. I am now going through chemotherapy and going though, honestly, the scariest time of my life.
Josh has somehow helped me to get through the days. I walk the streets of Melbourne with his music on my ipod and I am transported to distant places. Anywhere but where I really am. His is the voice I hear when I am in the hospital.. and late at night when I feel most alone in this battle.
My friends and family are incredible and I am so utterly blessed, but for some reason I felt like reaching out to other fans.
Probably because my friends are getting a bit sick of hearing me "Josh, Josh, blah blah". They admire the man too, but not on the same level as me.
Anyway, that's enough blabbering. Its nice to be a part of this family too.
Ems xx



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