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A Sair Fecht !!!

December 11, 2009

30th Apr 2008

The recent euphoria of Mrs D surviving beyond 12 months from diagnosis did not last long.

The first sign that something was amiss came as we travelled to work. Mrs D was driving and I was half dozing in the passenger seat. I had just started to tell her that – in my humble opinion – she was a bit close to the parked cars on my side when, ‘whack’ – the wing mirror caught the wing mirror of a parked car.

“Told you so,” I said

On the way home the same thing happened – albeit to a different car. I gave Mrs D a searching glance but said nothing.

Two days later, she did it again.

“Pull over”, I said “I’ll drive”

“I’m all right’, said Mrs D. ‘I can drive’

‘You’re not all right’, I said. ‘Your judgement of distance on the left side of your body is crap. There won’t be a car between home and work with an undamaged wing mirror at this rate.

Later, when Mrs D was complaining of a terrible headache I drove her to the A&E Dep of local hospital to have my suspicions checked out. A few neurological tests and a scan confirmed the cancer has spread from her lungs to her brain.

She is on steroids at the moment, which seem to be helping. Plan is for further CAT Scan – this time of her chest and stomache area – to see if the cancer has spread anywhere else in her body. If it has, then a further course of chemotherapy will be considered if it is thought that might be effective. We are also awaiting an appointment for her to have a course of radiotherapy to her brain to try and shrink the cancer there.

This thing they call ‘living’ is so bloody hard at times !!!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2009 1:12 am

    Living is hard but there can be so many benefits and it seems that the two of you have lived a wonderful life together. While these stories are painful they speak of a deep connection and hopefully an abundance of memories.

  2. Julie permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:12 am

    Every time I come here to read … the tears come again! Love between two people can be such a wonderful thing, yet there can be so much pain as well!

    Luv Ya both!!!!

    • December 13, 2009 1:00 pm

      You’re right about the ‘pain’, Jules – Mrs D’s got a wicked right hook !!!

  3. December 11, 2009 2:12 pm

    Just 14 nights sleep, as someone said elsewhere…

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