I was diagnosed with Stage 4 NSCLC last October and was treated with chemo/radiation with the hope of curing it. Even though the journey has been a rocky one there have been lots of lovely things along the way - in particular the wonderful love and support of family and friends. Lots of trips out for coffee, lunch and to see snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, rhododendrons and many other things that you barely notice when you are well.
The last month has been difficult. A CT a month or so ago showed there might be some residual cancer left and a subsequent PET scan confirms this. I am to have four cycles of GemCarbo to try to keep the cancer at bay. My care has now gone from curative to palliative and if I do well with the chemo I can expect about twelve months. This is obviously not the outcome we were hoping for but it is what we have got. We shall continue to do fun things and enjoy ourselves with friends and family as much as we can. Nice times for me and good memories for them. Next week I go pillion riding before I start my chemo and my list of things to do is being added to all the time. I hope I am around long enough to enjoy them all. Of course I am sad but I am also very positive to make the very best of the time left.