Good news, but not complete
October 23, 2017 4:20pm CST
Christie hospital lived up to their reputation today by making me wait as usual. I arrived at 1-45 PM and gave a blood sample at 2-15 PM, quite good so far. Of course I then had to wait until shortly after 5 PM to see the registrar and hear the results of my recent scan. Apparently the chemotherapy has worked well and the tumours are now about one third of their previous size. This came as no real surprise because I had noticed the improvement myself. Now they are considering radiotherapy. However, the Christie staff will not be making the decision on whether radiotherapy will be appropriate, instead they are to refer me to a radiotherapy specialist. The radiotherapy specialist will then make the final decision and further arrangements if necessary. Suddenly I am back to waiting for an appointment in order to discover what happens next. Recently my life seems to revolve around waiting.
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I am so glad about those great news Barry. Now I hope they will not make you wait for weeks to know about the radiotherapy. In 10 minutes I will be without Internet for the whole day. They are moving us to a faster line. I am unhappy and scared about this. Let's hope to be in touch later today.
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@Asylum I have the same for my mobile to call the mobile phones ONLY. My mom has a fixed line and she does not want a mobile. I can understand that at 96 you do not want to change your habits. Now I can call her without spending a cent, because I call her every day and it was pretty expensive.
• Lakewood, Colorado
I am so glad to hear that the chemo has shrunk those old tumors @Asylum. I was gathering that too as you had seemed to improve in how you have been feeling. Oh yes the waiting game is always frustrating. Thanks for updating us. Hope the day is fine for you. So glad to hear this good news I know you will let us know about the radiography.
• South Africa
Sadly you have to wait BUT again, however the news that I have read on your progress is most pleasing and I hope that it will go from strength to strength. Some positive energy from me on the radiotherapy idea and I hope this decision is made quickly and soon so that the progress can continue without any interruptions of setbacks (lots of love)
On the road to recovery and that is indeed a big relief. Sometimes I wonder how much our lives depend on the doctors as they can make a real difference. Hospital delays can be more draining than normal due to our anxiety about the outcome - siva .