If I live for another 15 years I will have the pleasure and privilege of seeing my nephew and niece celebrate their 21st Birthdays.
If I live for another 12 years I will see them reach 18 years.
I saw my Oncologist today for the results of my recent scans - not good - I was told I have 2-3 years left.
I am feeling a bit numb at the moment - it has not really registered and I don't really want it to.
I had been on oral chemo and a drip from October last year.
I stopped the oral in February due to side effects and then stopped the infusion 6 weeks ago.
My lung and liver mets have increased - especially the liver which they are mainly concerned about.
I now go back on my oral chemo - Xeloda - only- for 3 weeks to see how my body copes/reacts, then another scan!!
My Oncologist believes the Xeloda was keeping the mets under control and that the chemo was not really doing anything positive.
So now with a bit of trial and error and elimination we will see how I respond to my original drug by itself.
God I hope he is right - I want my 15 years and I will do everything in my power to hopefully make that happen.
cancer is a disgusting word and an abominable disease
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.