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November 13, 2009

10th Oct 2007

Meeting with Consultant on Monday to discuss results of latest CT Scans.

Bad news was that ‘growth’ in Mrs D’s right lung now measures 7.5 cm dia compared to 4.9 cm back in April. On face of it, therefore, chemotherapy has had little effect on reducing size of cancer, so decision was made to cancel last chemo session scheduled for tomorrow and move Mrs D on to radiotherapy.

The good news was that there was no sign that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, chest wall, or other parts of the body such as the liver.

Given that no CT Scan was performed just before Mrs D started her chemotherapy, it is difficult to draw any proper conclusion as to the effectiveness of the 3 chemo sessions she has had to date. Much, if not all, the increase in the size of the growth may have taken place in the 3 months following that 1st CT Scan before Mrs D started the chemo.

Overall, we decided the good news outweighed the bad. Even more importantly, the fact there was no sign that the cancer had spread any where else in her body (including nearby chest wall and Lymph nodes) raised the possibility that the doctors might have been overly pessimistic (premature) in diagnosing Mrs D as being in Stage 4 of the disease. As we sat in the car on the way home, we were both grinning from ear to ear.

We stopped at our local on the way home for a few glasses of wine to ‘celebrate’

P.S. Anyone want to buy a wig –

Mrs D bought it before starting her chemo. However, she opted to have an Ice Cap fitted to prevent any hair loss so now has no need for the wig.


Brand new, never been worn (at least not by Mrs D.) the wig is equally suitable for men.?


Seen modelled here by Mrs D’s brother

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2009 8:41 am

    A fine looking sirop (or is it syrup)

  2. November 13, 2009 4:21 pm

    Here…. is that Rod Stewart?

  3. November 13, 2009 9:58 pm

    and why didn’t we see you in that wig? though the brother in-law looks fetching!

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