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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

28th February 2012

Ok, Reality Check.

Below is what I was told on 12th December.

If I don't have chemo, there will be a rapid decline in my health, and I will be dead in less than 4 months.
If I do have chemo, and it is working, I will have it for the rest of my life which could be as long as 1 year.

After 3 chemo cycles, I will have a scan.
If the tumours are getting smaller, we will continue.
If they remain the same size, we will have another discussion with the oncologist.
If there is no change, then the chemo will stop, my health will decline, and I will die.

Well, they did remain the same, another discussion was had with my Oncologist..

It was decided that we would dis continue chemo as it was making no difference.
As I mentioned, I have another appointment on 18th April, but my Oncologist feels that I will need to see him him again before then.

Based on information given to me before my palliative chemo, what I was told at my last oncologist visiit, the symptoms that I have so far, and some research on the internet specifically about small cell cancer in the lung, and a report from the Consultant that I saw regarding one of my pensions...........

2 - 6 months max.

So.........I need to crack on and do the other things on my bucket list, preferably, before the end on April!




Angelinthemaking said...

Dear Carol...if you've seen Bucket List the film you'll know that enjoying close relationships were the most precious experiences of all. Live long and be loved (even more!) Gabi

Carol said...

Hi Angel,
yes I know that relationships are the most important things, that is why I want to do what I want to do with my nearest and dearest......(if they want to or not!) Lol!