So many of you have left messages/comments on my last few blog posts, sending love and hugs and good wishes. It has been hard to respond to them all and I don’t want any of you to think I am taking you for granted.
I just want to send you all my heartfelt thanks and acknowledge the warmth and kindness that is out there. It really does help me keep the black moments at bay.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
I have a CT guided biopsy on the “egg” deep in my abdomen tomorrow which sounds a very scary procedure. I am booked into the hospital as a Day Ward patient and been told to expect to be there most of the day. The biopsy takes about 40 to 45 minutes followed 2 hours later by a chest x-ray to ensure that everything is ok. This should be the final piece of the jigsaw which will enable the Team to decide how far the cancer has spread, give them an idea of the stage and help make a decision on whether I have chemo then surgery, or surgery and then chemo. That meeting is next week and it looks like I have to wait until 18 April to see the consultant. It is going to be one of the longest two weeks in my life. Once I know what is ahead of me I will feel back in control of my life.
Don’t forget that April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Spread the word.
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it shouldn’t be. It is in fact very treatable, particularly when diagnosed early. The big problem is that awareness is too low. Can you help change that?
This Bowel Cancer Awareness Month we are focusing on raising awareness of the symptoms and encouraging people to go to their GP if they have concerns.