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Ray of Hope

October 2, 2009

24th May 2007

Meeting with the consultant yesterday morning to hear results of the biopsy.

There was good news. There was bad news.

The bad news – biopsy confirmed the growth in Mrs D’s right lung is definitely cancer.

graph150The good news – of the 2 types of lung cancer, Mrs D has the type with the better survival stats. – She has a 7% chance of still being alive after 5 years.

Even better, as long as the cancer hasn’t spread elsewhere, the doctors are recommending surgery (3-4 week waiting time) which could mean her chances of being alive in 5 years could increase from 7% to 40%

Next step, a full body scan tomorrow to check whether cancer has spread elsewhere before proceeding with an op.

Since we had gone in expecting the worse, we were both delighted by yesterday morning’s news.

We had booked the day off work to attend the hospital. When we returned home, and after a celebratory glass of wine, Mrs D decided she’d go back to work in the afternoon. She also decided I should stay at home and cut the grass.

I had other ideas

I gave her 20 minutes to reach the motorway, and to be sure she wasn’t going to change her mind and return home, then I went round to the Pub.

picks-pint-of-beerSod the grass !!!

I’d had a nasty shock and needed a drink.

Although we’d been expecting it, to have it confirmed that Mrs D had lung cancer was still a kick in the teeth. But to make matters worse – and the reason I needed a drink – was the realisation that after nearly 20 years together (18 as man & wife) I was actually beginning to like the woman 😳

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 2, 2009 12:06 pm

    20 years… why does it take you gents so long to understand what absolute gems we women are?

    Seriously, You are one lucky man and it would seem that the Mrs is so fortunate to have a man of your character.

    • October 2, 2009 3:15 pm

      you’re so right, DF

      In fact, I’ve been telling Mrs D for years how fortunate she was the day she met me 😉

  2. October 2, 2009 2:14 pm

    I stuck with my first marriage for 20 years before I realised that my then wife was not an “absolute gem” and that she was in fact a lying, devious, cheating and unfaithful cow.

    Sorry Julie, not all ladies are nice, some are not ladies at all…

    • October 2, 2009 3:22 pm

      Oh dear, I sense a bit of bitterness there, Dave.

      You’re lucky then to have met in Hazel a woman to heal your hurt and bring happiness into your life.

      I guess from what you’ve said that there would have been a period after the end of your 1st marriage when you would have been very distrustful of women in general. Hazel must be a special lady then to have overcome your mistrust. You are blessed to have found her !!!

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