Hi everyone, I had difficulty breathing in September 2018 and went to A/E, I was given an xray and they found a blood clot on each lung, they kept me in and gave me a CT scan, which they discovered a nasty looking lump on my right lung. They did a biopsy, which turned out to be cancer. They told me they couldn't cure it, but it could be treated, managed and I could live with it. After a PET scan and a bone scan, this changed to it has spread further than they thought, and it would kill me in the end, I was told I had an average of a year left. I felt too well to accept this diagnosis, and smiled at my oncologist, yeah whatever. It took a while to persuade my wife to my way of thinking, but we got there. I believed 100% I would beat this right from the start, whatever it was. I had six lots of chemo over four months, I had carboplaiten and pemexetred, it always felt like a five day hangover afterwards. I went vegan upon my original diagnosis, and have been taking cbd oil, twice a day. My latest scan in March 2019 showed the cancer to be inactive, so no more chemo has been booked in, not until, and if it becomes active again, my next scan is in June. I believe this will be more good news in my battle. But I'm ready and prepared for anything. I'm not there yet, but the prognosis is alot better than it was in October. I feel good and did plenty of walking through my rounds of chemo. I've started swimming again. I did try and get insurance for a holiday abroad, but the only quote we got was for over £1000, so we're going to the Isle of Wight next week, and really looking forward to it. Thanks for reading and feel free to ask or comment on anything, I wish you well, take care.
The photo is of my wife and me, on one of our 9 mile walks between chemos, from Leigh on Sea to the end of Southend pier and back.