Last week I found it very difficult to deal with the fact that having undertaken such a traumatic and challenging 2012 I am now in a worse position than I was when I was first diagnosed. It seems terribly unfair that despite all the chemotherapy, side effects and operations cancer has put me several steps back when I felt I had leaped several steps forward.
This week, however, I feel in a better place. My operation has been confirmed for Tuesday 16th April. The first pluerodesis operation in December has been unsuccessful and the fluid has returned, therefore its been decided that there should be a second attempt, but to be on the safe side I am also to have a catheter inserted into my lung so that the fluid can be drained at home should it return. Once this has been done we will then look at what options are available to me regarding further treatment.
I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful positive comments on my last blog 'Challenging Times Ahead'. They helped me focus again and gain some inner strength. I am obviously still extremely anxious as to what I am to face in the next coming weeks/months but feel slightly more in control now the initial shock has had time to sink in. The Oncologist stressed that he will do everything in his power to prolong my life and keep me alive. Every month that we can all fight we are a month closer to finding a cure!
My thoughts are with you all, with love Tallulah x