Princess of Wales Undergoing Cancer Treatment


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Good to know that she will be aber to attend Trooping. I had a light hope that she would perhaps appear on the Balcony, but had not expected that she would also be at Horse Guards
 
Did anyone pick up on the line, "I'm looking forward to attending The King's Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet."

Not out of the woods? I thought she said months ago that she would be fine.
 
Lovely to see Catherine again and especially marvellous to hear that she feels well enough to attend TTC.
 
Did anyone pick up on the line, "I'm looking forward to attending The King's Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet."

Not out of the woods? I thought she said months ago that she would be fine.
The next sentence in her statement is the response to your question and IMO applies to royal watchers well:
I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty.
 
Did anyone pick up on the line, "I'm looking forward to attending The King's Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet."

Not out of the woods? I thought she said months ago that she would be fine.
I don’t understand why there’s such concern.
Cancer treatment is a journey, not a sprint. I don’t think the princess of Wales statement about not being out of the woods contradicts with her video message
 
The new photo of the Princess of Wales is wonderful, and how great it is that she will be participating in the Trooping the Colour tomorrow:love:
 
I don’t understand why there’s such concern.
Cancer treatment is a journey, not a sprint. I don’t think the princess of Wales statement about not being out of the woods contradicts with her video message
She said specifically in her previous statement that she was going to be OK.
 
The next sentence in her statement is the response to your question and IMO applies to royal watchers well:
I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty.
It's not a matter of patience for us royal watchers; she's put a new spin on her prognosis. The New York Times is running it in a headline right now.
 
She said specifically in her previous statement that she was going to be OK.
Did anyone pick up on the line, "I'm looking forward to attending The King's Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet."

Not out of the woods? I thought she said months ago that she would be fine.
I think people are too much in a black or white way of thinking. When she said she was going to be ok she didn’t give a verdict, but a hope.
 
It's not a matter of patience for us royal watchers; she's put a new spin on her prognosis. The New York Times is running it in a headline right now.
They need content. The statements that were made since January were quite clear for me. I don’t think there’s anyone nowadays who expects cancer to be straightforward.
 
She said specifically in her previous statement that she was going to be OK.
Everyone will die ultimately, so we are never entitled to be optimistic and say we are OK?
She’s well enough to attend public engagement tomorrow because she feels OK now. I can’t see anything wrong
 
Everyone will die ultimately, so we are never entitled to be optimistic and say we are OK?
She’s well enough to attend public engagement tomorrow because she feels OK now. I can’t see anything wrong
There's a big difference between "I'm going to be OK" and "I'm not out of the woods."

Her advisors should have picked up on that, unless they're intentionally sending a new message.
 
There's a big difference between "I'm going to be OK" and "I'm not out of the woods."

Her advisors should have picked up on that, unless they're intentionally sending a new message.
I think you are going too far. Even the New York Times you’ve mentioned didn’t picked up on the OK stuff.
 
It's time to move on from nitpicking the meaning of the statement made by the Princess of Wales. Several posts have been removed, and any further bickering over the topic will also be removed.
 
She is still receiving treatment, so she is indeed not out of the woods yet. Nonetheless, she and her doctors remain optimistic - as they were before; however, that doesn’t mean the journey is always easy and the outcome 100% certain (as it never is).

It is all pretty straightforward if you ask me and I commend her for both her previous and this message that are optimistic but cautionary at the same time.
 
The statement in full:

“I have been blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement over the last couple of months.

“It really has made the world of difference to William and me and has helped us both through some of the harder times.


“I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days.

“On those bad days you feel weak, tired and you have to give in to your body resting.

“But on the good days, when you feel stronger, you want to make the most of feeling well.

“My treatment is ongoing and will be for a few more months.

“On the days I feel well enough, it is a joy to engage with school life, spend personal time on the things that give me energy and positivity, as well as starting to do a little work from home.

“I’m looking forward to attending The King’s Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet.

“I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty.

“Taking each day as it comes, listening to my body, and allowing myself to take this much needed time to heal.

“Thank you so much for your continued understanding, and to all of you who have so bravely shared your stories with me.”
 
She's said "uncertainty" - as she says, there are good days and bad days. It's uncertain how you will feel on any particular day. And she's said "not out of the woods yet" - her treatment still has several months to run, and the effects of chemotherapy tend to be cumulative, i.e. the weakness and tiredness will, in all likelihood, get worse before her treatment's finished, and then she will hopefully start to feel better. It all seems perfectly straightforward to me, insofar as chemotherapy can be straightforward.
 
A cancer diagnosis is about the scariest thing a person can experience. You go through all the treatments and it’s emotional, draining, in some cases it can be painful. You have no idea what someone goes through psychologically during that period.

You finish your treatment and you have to test again to find out if you’re in the clear. God forbid you get oh “we need further tests” because we still see things that are suspicious. It’s a freaking roller coaster.

You are finally cleared and it’s such a relief and release, but there’s no such a thing as a cure. You’re simply cancer free. And you’re never really out of the woods. Cancer can come back at any time. You have to be followed very closely for at least five years. The more time that passes the better your chances are that you won’t have a setback.

Now imagine facing your own mortality and you have three young children. It’s every parent’s wish to see them grow up, graduate university, get married and have children of their own. Just think about that. She will never be the same again…

I’m really happy she’s doing better and can ease into an event where she will be surrounded by people who love her. That’s extremely important.

Disclaimer: I used dislike her. Didn’t really have a strong reason other than I thought she could have done more in terms of professional experience and development after university. I thought she was meek, but I don’t think that anymore.

What I saw as passivity was basically a person who knew what she wanted, went for it, and spent the next thirteen years proving her worth. And she did it without ever complaining, and besides a few incidents where her skirts went flying in the air, she has proven her naysayers wrong.

Sitting on that bench (she’s not some damsel in distress who needed William to hold her hand) after people sent a pack of rabid dogs after her while going through this health crisis, she sat there and told the world, and this is my interpretation, you cannot break me. I was in awe!
 
Color me completely surprised. I didn't think we'd see her before Christmas at the earliest. Not knowing the full extent of her treatment (and we're not entitled to know it), I thought perhaps she suffered from the effects of the chemo and wouldn't want to be seen in public again until say, her hair grew back or she put on some weight. I'm glad that she's feeling well enough to participate, no matter to what extent. Hopefully, all the idjits on social media will quit with their incessant conspiracy theories about what's wrong with her or where she is. She'll be right there on the balcony, dum-dums!
 
Lovely news from the Princess of Wales.

FYI, not all chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss, and the amount of hair loss can range from slight thinning to complete loss, depending on the drug and dose. So, hair loss perhaps not a major concern.
 
She is still receiving treatment, so she is indeed not out of the woods yet. Nonetheless, she and her doctors remain optimistic - as they were before; however, that doesn’t mean the journey is always easy and the outcome 100% certain (as it never is).

It is all pretty straightforward if you ask me and I commend her for both her previous and this message that are optimistic but cautionary at the same time.
I took “not out of the woods yet” to relate more to how she’s feeling - maybe better overall, but her treatment is still ongoing, and therefore there are still some periods of time in which she feels unwell. In the same way, I didn’t see the part about uncertainty as being connected to her overall prognosis, but rather about not knowing how she’ll feel from day to day while she’s still getting chemo. Cancer treatment is often a roller coaster, even for those cancers whose overall prognosis is very good.

I’m with you in thinking that her message was pretty straightforward and seems like an honest reflection of where she is both physically and emotionally right now.
 
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