A little bit of good news for me...

Hi all, 

I'm nervous about sharing my good news as I know things are tough for so many at the moment, but I hope this encourages some and I wanted to tell people who would really understand the impact on me as this roller coaster cancer ride is hard work. 

At Christmas I was hospitalised with a nasty gastro bug and was told it was my immunotherapy treatment failing and I'd not be given more. This was a last attempt to find something as my cancer was growing rapidly out of control and I was referred for palliative hospice care. 

I had to have scans last week following my illness at Christmas to check what was going on. Well, my consultant rang yesterday to tell me that not only is the treatment working but it's extraordinary and has already managed to eradicate cancer that was in my pelvis, abdomen and lungs - all clear! My brain mets have gone from 5 lesions to 1 and my main peritoneal tumour has shrunk significantly. I have never been given any good news at appointments or scan reviews as everything has always grown on treatment to date. I'm shocked and delighted and nervous it's all a big sick joke but finally I have a little bit of hope that I have extra time to enjoy my children for potentially much longer than I was expecting! 

The brain is still a worry and the tumour is still there but I'm so glad there's a reduction in the rest - it feels like many Christmas's rolled into one. 

I was told I was not suitable for immunotherapy and had to seek second opinions for this treatment - so glad I did. 

Clare x