Not evil but does it work?

After my January scan we found that whilst the most recent chemo may not be evil it wasn’t doing a lot! So we changed to an Antigen treatment, this is DNA based and more specific. The side effects are very dry skin, zits and general fatigue as well as all the usual things to do […]

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Chemo may not be totally evil!

After my last adventures with chemo I swore never to go that route again, but the tumours started growing again and I talked at length with my oncologist… The outcome is that I’m now on a different form of chemo, a fortnightly infusion. It’s an infusion that has been reported to have horrid side effects […]

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Chemo is evil

A simple title and a simple message.If you have cancer try everything you can before you try Chemo and even then think more than twice before you start… Over the last 4 years, I have had multiple surgeries to remove tumours from various parts of my body. Unfortunately in July my scan showed multiple small […]

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It’s getting to the point

The next line is “where I’m no fun anymore” maybe for me right now the I’m should be changed to life.I’m losing my positive attitude as my life is slowly whittled away.Nothing major, just lots of little things.I can’t sit out in the sun because the chemo makes my skin hypersensitive.I have to cough more […]

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Hmm, a different future

I had my 4 monthly scan 3 weeks ago and it wasn’t good news.My CT scan showed a lot of very small shadowy tumours, far too many to be dealt with via surgery. I was passed on to the Chemo specialists.I am starting Chemo next week, it’s a mixed approach, tablets daily, the same drug […]

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Not so clear scan!

I haven’t posted since October and my clear scan, this was followed by a scan that showed a tumour in my trachea. A number of extra scans later, MRI, CT & PET, I was told that this was a serious tumour and that operations on it were rare, very rare and survival chances were, err, […]

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Clear Scan

No, not the kind you use in a camera for shooting monitors.The kind that shows tumours.. Scanned last week saw my surgeon this morning, clear. What else is there to say? Repeat in 4 months and I’ve asked if I can have the scan and the results closer together because, as Tom Petty says, The […]

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Recovery from surgery, again!

I had throat surgery on Friday to try and fix the problems created by the surgeon who did my lung op and accidentally nicked my vocal cords… I’ve has 2 previous attempts to fix this by injecting fillers into the vocal cords but each time it wore off in a few weeks and I was […]

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3 years on

It’s 3 years now since I was told I had 9 months to live. I’ve had my arse removed, a chunk of my liver removed and half a lung went this year. The thing is that I’m doing well, as fit and healthy as I’ve ever been for a very long time. I cycled 40K […]

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I get knocked down, but…

It’s been a long time since my last post and that’s because I’ve been battling with my third bout of cancer.It was harder this time, for a number of reasons. The main one being that the last one, a third of my liver removed, was so easy.This time there were a few delays, bad timing, […]

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