Love both the positive comments Tilly and your sharing. When I was in hospital with Covid, the messages from my friends in London Gas were really uplifting for me. We may not see each other everyday, but we are united by a passion. With your attitude Cancer has no chance xx
I saw the Consultant earlier this week, and, unfortunately, it was not good news - the CT scan shows that the cancer has spread to my lymph nodes.
We discussed an operation to try and remove all the cancer, and, although this would be high risk, due to my heart and kidney problems, I decided that this was preferable to non invasive treatment, which would not be as effective.
The Tumour Team met to discuss my case again the following day, and apparently are divided in their opinions as to which would be the best option for me. The operation does carry a high risk of complications, and a smaller risk of dying in the operating theatre. I did get the impression that the Anaethesist was not that keen. They want me to have a PET scan, which will give them a more in depth picture, to see if the cancer is anywhere else in my body. They've also asked the top pathologist geezer to have another look at the biopsy, to see if he can give them a clearer idea as to which stage the cells are at - apparently the first report hedged between two different stages.
I'm meeting with the Gynaecologist and Consultant Oncologist on Wednesday, and they will talk me through what the scan may show, and the options for dealing with it. This also gives me the chance to ask both of them questions as the same time. I was all geared up for the operation on Monday, but, on reflection, it's good that the hospital are exploring every avenue to find the best way to treat me. God Bless the NHS and all who sail in her.
I'm still remaining positive, so no need for sympathy - cancer can do one as far as I'm concerned. It's quite a large tumour, so maybe I'll have a flat stomach again afterwards - every cloud and all that! Also convenient that it's reared it's head during the close season, won't have to miss any games - hopefully all sorted by July.