Thank you

Hi Lovely ladies I went for my weekly taxol a week ago and was told all my bloods were too low and some too high and had an emergency ECG as my potassium was high, ecg came back borderline for a heart attack so was treated accordingly, I was eventually admitted so they could carry out scans etc, I already have two kidney stents due to lots of chemo, I had a kidney ultrasound, bladder scan, ct scan, the results not good, the cancer has spread considerably, my kidneys are also blocked and am in renal failure (I knew this), saw the kidney consultant and he said I had a few weeks to live if I didn't have a nephrostomy, I then saw the ward consultant who told me that my ct scan showed that the cancer had progressed considerably and that there was nothing more they could do and I advised me to have the nephrostomy so I could go home and sort out my affairs and that I have a few months left, my oncologist has confirmed this, I will not qualify for any trial as I don't git the criteria as I am in renal failure, to say the least we as a family are devasted, but we are taking each day as it comes

I would like to say to all you lovely ladies thank you for all your support, advise and love that has been given me, you are all wonderful ladies.

Wishing you all the very best and lots,of love



19 Replies

  • Hi Karen, reading through your post, I must say you are brave to get this out in the open, I really dont know what to say but to sent you a huge hug. Its a lot for you and the family to absorb.

  • Hello Karen

    Sorry to hear your news. Just sending love and will be keeping you in my thoughts.



  • Oh so sorry Karen that is devastating news. I really feel for you and your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers,. Sending you all my love. Julie xxx

  • I'm so sorry to hear this Karen. I'm thinking of you and your family. Yoshi xxx

  • Terrible news for you. Am thinking of you and your family. Xxxxx

  • Karen,

    So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

    Take Care


  • Wishing you and your family peace and strength for the days ahead. (Oh, and I can't help but want to think that they're wrong).

    Sandra xx

  • Oh Karen, what can I say? You are in an awful situation, and although I can imagine how you are feeling, it's impossible to really know how it really is without being in the same positions. My thoughts are with you and your family. Have you had a second opinion? Xx

  • Karen thank you for your honesty. Must have been a tough post to write, not to mention saying this to your nearest and dearest. I hope that you have chance to enjoy many moments with those you love and that the time you have is kind, full of sunshine and gives everyone the chance to say what they need to. We none of us warrant such a thing to happen to us but we have no choice and I send you much strength and joy.

    Netti xx

  • Karen so sorry to hear this. Sending love

    Judy xxx

  • Dear Karen

    What a lot for you and your family to hear and take in at once.I hope you can have the nephrostomy and be made more comfortable.

    It's a real bugger but I'm sure you're taking the time to manage everything you have to- that can also be a real strain on family however it's things you do need to do if you haven't already.

    I've written my order of service, have a book of all my DD etc and have spent just as long trying to get family to understand.

    Again all I can do is pray and think of you and raise a smile and send it your way with a huge hug.

    Thinking of you

    Clare xx

  • Hi Karen, what a sad and emotional post you are so very brave to share this and it goes without saying you have our support and love. I can't imagine how you are feeling but I really hope you and your family are able to receive the love and support you all need. Sending you hugs and love ❤️ xx Jane

  • Oh Karen I read this with tears in my eyes.

    I can only send you love and support .


  • Hi Karen - do you have a hospice near to you? We are lucky enough to have Sue Ryder locally and I can't express enough the help and support they offer to people like us and our families. Give them a call.


  • I am so sorry. Words seem so insignificant at times like this but I just want to send you a huge virtual hug xxxxx

  • I am so sorry to read your news. You have had a lot to take in all at once. I don't have any advice but want to send love and hugs, Wendy

  • Dear Karen, what a heartbreaking post. I'm so sorry you had to write it. I have no words to ease the pain and distress you and your family must be dealing with.... but I still wanted to say at least something to you.

    I hope you can be helped to get more comfortable at least.

    Sending as much virtual love as this message can carry x

  • Dear Karen, I do hope you can have the nephrostomy very soon so you can go home and enjoy the summer. I can understand how devastated you and your family are. My thoughts are with you. Helen

  • So so sorry, love and hugs. Xx

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