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a mesothelioma diagnosis in October 2010.pleurodesis operations, radical pleurectomy, radiotherapy, Alimta/ cisplatin chemotherapy.
Just had the dreaded letter through confirming the next PET scan on 31st Jan at 11.30am . This one takes quite a few hours although they have been very efficient in the past about trying to get you through everything as easily as possible. Then we have the appointment on the 3rd Feb to discuss the results so not too long to wait with the usual sword of Damocles hanging over us.
So 20 days to go, bit too early for it to be at the forefront of our minds, but give us another two weeks and we will both be entering the anxious zone.
Given the last one at the end of November was compromised by the pneumonia, we don’t know if the hot spots were due to significant progression of the cancer or a result of the pneumonia infection. We know the infection has cleared up , so this one will be a very clear indicator of what is going on.
Will soon be entering the hope for the best, prepare for the worst run up, which seems to involve your brain doing lots of pre-prep work on imagining all the really bad outcomes and practicing on how you’ll deal with it, whilst your heart and all the non logical bits refuse to believe anything bad can happen.
I have learnt that best not to do anything too tricky at work in the last week of the countdown , as my decisions definitely can’t be trusted.
good weather expected on Friday so we are going to head off to Stokes at Stockbridge for lunch , which we have promised ourselves for over 2 months now but it had to be delayed due to the pneumonia, really looking forward to it. It’s a lovely village , with art galleries , restaurants and craft shops, so loads to explore.
I hope you enjoy your day out.xxxxxxx
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