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Intimate details of my first year after being diagnosed with Head & neck Cancer 2017
Can I say it’s been a bumpy ride...scary? you bet your ass it was, still is.I’m here now, grateful, relieved and ever so thankful that circumstances were in my favour for me to be here, at this present moment.
September 11th 2017 was the date & a page in my life I’ll always remember.The Dr smiled, asked me to take my pants off, whilst he put on the extra long latex gloves, got a huge anal probe from his desk drawer & a tub of Vaseline...Just joking, trying to deflect, trouble is giving bad news to people you care about I saw (in my mind) as deliberately taking away their joy, something my friends & family found out sometime after my operation (as I built a wall around myself & shut everyone out).I’ll get onto that at a later date in my blog I’m planning on doing.Diagnosis : In plain English a type of head & neck Cancer, primary site was found in the base of the tongue / tonsil, secondary site (which I first felt whilst shaving) under the chin thyroid area.
-Eyes open or eyes shut? ..I found my way with amazing support from those closest to me & complete strangers.-Operation done, six weeks of #radiotherapy & #chemotherapy completed, life goes on...so what now?.-“Get busy living or get busy dying- that’s God damn right.- Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding ~ Shawshank Redemption.
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