Tuesday, 9 August 2011


I had another catscan today, then straight up to oncology and another chemo sesion. Am back on the chemo pump til Thursday. I saw Big Chief Onc (BCO - nicknames amuse my small mind) instead of Dr Dimwit, what a blessed relief. Its never good to think you know more than your specialist. Im changing hospitals next week where I hope my faith in the medical profession will be restored. If I have to have my insides rearranged again I think Id like to choose who does it this time. Anyway, no more whingeing cos its a good day. No, its most excellent day!

My largest tumour in the liver has gone from 3.9 to 2.6cms. Thats a reduction of 40%, rounded up by 1% cos im an optimist! (insert happy dance). It might not be the miracle im looking for..yet, but i am grateful for every small win. BCO even smiled at me for the first time and he is a massive pessimist. He said there is a small chance i might be able to have a resection, so its still game on! Got two more months of full on chemo, then a hysterectomy, then they will probably put me on maintenance chemo until the tumours start growing again. Then they will hit them with the sir spheres.

So the plan is kinda on track, so keep everything crossed for me that the chemo works amazingly over the next eight weeks!!! Hopefully i will be off chemo in Nov/Dec so we can pack up the camper trailer and head north for a month..or east, or south, or west....!

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