The words of Tom Petty strike a chord with me again.
“Rhino Skin” and “I won’t back down” have been my soundtrack.
I think I’m going to need this…
“Well, I won’t back down
No, I won’t back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down”
I got the results of a few weeks of tests yesterday, Ultrasound, X-rays, colonoscopy, MRI & CT scan.
The simple thing is that I have rectal cancer and start Chemo on Monday and Radiotherapy on Tuesday. That will be followed by a colostomy.
I’m not going to let it bring me down, I’m going to function as normally as I can.
I won’t be able to go to IBC on the weekdays because of my daily treatments but I will be able to go at the weekend and intend to try.
I’m also hoping that CineFest will agree to me doing my ACES presentation via a narrated PowerPoint and a video intro followed hopefully by a Q&A via Skype.
I’m going to blog my progress and hopefully this will help someone else.
If you’re worried about anything, get it checked and face up to it.