I thought I'd log in to let you know what has been happening in this neck of the woods. The chemo and radiotherapy that I had last year wasn't able to kill off the tumour. Surgery wasn't an option for me as the cancer had gone into my windpipe. After scans and tests I started a new course of chemo (four cycles) a couple of months ago, to try to shrink the tumour. Unfortunately the chemo made me very ill and I was hospitalised three times. After two cycles I had a scan that showed no change in the tumour at all and we have therefore decided not to continue with the chemo. My oncologist believes it will do me more harm than good. I am mightily relieved that it was not a difficult decision to say 'no'. I am still recovering from the effects of the chemo and keep picking up infections. It has been a horrible few weeks. Before the chemo started I had been doing well, ticking off things on my bucket list and enjoying life and having fun with family and friends. I'm hoping I'll soon be back to that. I know my time is limited but I really want to enjoy the here and now and leave some good memories. It's our 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday and I hope I will be well enough to go out for a celebration lunch.
Love and good wishes to everyone