After the all clear on my second CT scan we had a summer of fun, with three marvellous holidays in the south of France and Italy, culminating in a wonderful three day stay in a city we have really taken to our hearts – Venice. It really has been a fantastic six months and a photo of the pair of us on a Gondola in Venice captures the essence of the last six months for us.
September 20th saw me have my third CT scan after my last surgery in the war against the Big C and the Sunday after the scan saw us once again exploring one of our favourite local beauty spots – the Mill Pond at Golden Valley, near Castlemorton. A couple with a dog whom I caught on camera, typified the scene there and set our minds thinking about getting old together.
A fortnight passed with no phone call about the scan and we breathed a liitle sigh of relief and planned the next six months of our lives – a long winter and a big facelift for our living room.
Today we went to the hospital to see the chemo consultant and to get confirmation on the CT scan results. Our world caved in.
A small 5 mm… in your liver, something suspicious on a nodule on one of your kidneys, you have responded well to chemotherapy in the past…
I asked for a glass of water, I recomposed. The poor chap went for the senior consultant, we could hear them composing themselves in the corridor and in they came all hope and optimism. The senior consultant applied a coat of veneer on the picture and we got to the bottom line. Right now it’s small, they need to see the extent of things. They cannot rush me in for surgery yet, as it could be spread beyone the liver. It might not be quite what they think. So a second scan early December with a follow up appointment on the 10th December, where they will tell us where we go with the fight next, it’s sounding more like chemotherapy and less like surgery to me. Methinks we will be playing a holding game. Let’s hope there is no Ardennes forest knocking about when we build our Maginot Line.
Oh and by the way things come in threes. Got home and found out that there is a delay on the delivery of our new fire surround and that our MINI Clubman has blown his turbo. ClubBeast is just taking empathy too far!
Meantime it’s a busy week this week – Covert Affairs on Wednesday night and a night in Worcester on Thursday with the photography club. Life and all it’s smiles just keeps rolling on. Will keep ya posted – take care x.