Saturday, September 17, 2022

End Of Treatment


This is probably the hardest thing I've ever had to write down but it's time to update people with what has happened.

Unfortunately the latest Chemotherapy has also failed, Didn't even make a dent into the Cancer. I've had the two best Chemotherapy treatments available for bowel cancer and both have failed. I was offered another type of Chemotherapy but the consultant advised it would probably fail also. Also I'm not strong enough to go through another round of Chemotherapy. So it was agreed that treatment would stop to give me some quality of life in the time I have left. I've fought this cancer as hard as I could but it's time to concentrate on making me has comfortable as I can become.
With this decision I am now in palliative care with a hospice which will do everything to make me comfortable 24hrs a day. I have fluid on my abdomen but it's not causing me any problems at the moment. Luckily no fluid has spread to my Liver or Lungs.

Also it gives me the chance to spend quality time & make a few more memories with family and the decision to come off Chemotherapy was a big reason for this.
My whole family have been so supportive despite this terrible news leaving them in complete shock.
I hope to see as much family & friends as time allows over these coming months.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Losing My Hair


My waterproof armband had finally turned up to protect my PICC Line so I decided to try it out in the shower.
To my shock I start washing my hair only to see it start coming out on my hands in clumps.
Though it was a shock losing my hair it's a small price to pay if the Chemotherapy works & it prolongs my life.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

New Treatment


After what appears to be an eternity my MDT finally have a plan.
So on Friday 5th May I will be having covid swab & blood tests, Then onto the following Tuesday where I will be having my PICC Line fitted, Wednesday will see me start my new Chemotherapy(Folfiri).
Then on Friday I return the pump that's been delivering the Chemo through the PICC Line.

Devastating News


Got a call from the Oncologist today with news I wasn't expecting. My Chemotherapy has stopped working & my tumours have increased in size and also it has progressively spread across both Lungs. All I can do now is wait for my MDT to meet & see which way we move forward. I get off the phone and breakdown down in tears.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Stuck In Hospital


So after been terribly ill from the previous Friday I phoned the number on my alert card. I was told to get myself straight to Good Hope Hospital. After 6 hours of tests and x-rays I was told I was been admitted for the night. Well I'm still here now not knowing what's wrong with me or where the potential infection is coming from. It's now Friday the 4th and I've been told I'm be in until Monday now. My temperature keeps spiking above 39.1 and until I go 24hrs without a spike I'll be staying in. All I want to do is go home and see Michelle. I'm not sleeping well and constantly in fear of my temperature getting out of control.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Getting Away.

21/02/2022 - 24/02/2022

Myself and Michelle get away for 3 nights in Bodinnick, just a short ferry ride from Fowey. The 2nd day sees us visit St Austell, Port Isaac & Polruan. The 3rd day we head to Bodmin Jail Attraction which we both enjoyed very much we then have lunch at the Jamaica Inn followed by a drive and a couple of spots to park up on Bodmin Moor

Dietician & Oncologist Calls


Dieticians called first, They're happy with my progress and the weight I've gained so they discharge me from the clinic.

The Oncologist calls in the afternoon, My CEA Blood count is again slightly down, They are arranging for my next quarterly CT Scan.
They even offered me a chance to take a break from Chemo with how well I'm doing but I refuse the offer and tell them want to carry on.

End Of Treatment

08/09/2022 This is probably the hardest thing I've ever had to write down but it's time to update people with what has happened. Unf...