Hello, you lovely people. I promised a post-scan-results update, and here it is. Sorry it's taken a while - we managed to squeeze in a few days away which was bliss and not conducive to blog-writing. A couple of nights in Cirencester (who knew what a nice town it is?!) and then four nights near Hay-on-Wye courtesy of some very, very kind friends who have a lovely holiday cottage there. Wifey, doggy and me had a fab time. Thank you so much, H&G - sooo appreciated and enjoye
I am aware it's been well over a couple of months since I last updated you, but I'm pleased to say that there has been a genuine and, dare I say it, moderately enjoyable case of "No News Is Good News" going on. My last scan was in late January, an absolute aeon ago in cancer scanning terms, when it was revealed that the cancer within me had become fairly substantially worse - more growths in the lungs, enlarged lymph glands and dodgy-looking things in my liver. Ironically th
Aside from my witterings about Decembeard, it's been a while since I last updated you on our cancerous journey and, in that time, quite a lot and yet surprisingly little has happened... There's been Christmas... I've gained a new godson (s'up Oscar) We've had a new bathroom fitted ...which is now actually finished (Thanks Roddles!) We're now so grown up that we own a real life dishwasher... and, most astonishing of all, Donald Trump is still President of the United States...
My last proper blog update was in early November, a week or so before bowel surgery, but that’s not to say there hasn’t been plenty going on since. That said, the plenty in question has, as you can imagine, been almost entirely cancer-oriented. Recovery, hospitals, scans, chemo, meetings, community nurse visits, pills and potions, minor surgery and many, many, many hours spent sitting in assorted hospital waiting rooms. However, in between waiting rooms, Bekky, myself and the
When I last wrote, you might recall, we had a definite plan: wait for an operation date, get everything done in one sitting, go home, recover, and that would be that. We have, however, come to learn through bitter experience that all goal posts within this particular journey are seemingly infinitely movable. Now that’s not to say anything entirely disastrous has cropped up, but not looking beyond the next confirmed appointment (or even the Next Corner...) is definitely the wa
Aside from living with a potentially lethal disease, our summer wasn't too bad, all things considered. My going-to-Brighton-every-single-day-for-five-weeks became a touch repetitive but the repetition was brilliantly broken up by big-hearted friends and family who so kindly did much of the driving. But aside from that, I have been taking things pretty gently (on my doctor’s orders!), the sun has shone and there were times when it felt, however fleetingly, like there was no c