I HAVE A LYMPHOMA
OUT OF THE BLUE
It is 5 weeks now since I was brought literally to my knees by a blinding abdominal pain that lead to swift, emergency surgery to repair a perforated bladder. I do not recommend a perforated bowel to anyone, even though if you need to lose weight, it sure works.
In the 5 weeks since, I had been aware from the picture of my bowel the Surgeon showed me, that there was an interloper and we all awaited Histology eagerly.
This last Thursday, it was revealed that a nasty lymphoma has taken up residence with a view to domination, so out go my planned trips to Turkey and Egypt and in comes Chemo!
I have a CT scan next week to narrow parameters further and then hit the treatment trail.
Preparing for Battle.
Over the past 5 weeks, I have prepared myself for all types of prognosis from the sublime to the hopeless. Thus, it was good news to be told not to leave for Turkey, so that treatment can begin asap. At least, it is not a case of pack quickly and go and do quickly anything you always wanted to do but never got round to!
My initial prognosis is Stage 1/2 to be further confirmed after CT, so we stiffen the sinews, prepare mentally and as best physically, as we can for the next 6 months or so, thinking of it as a voyage to be undertaken to reach safe harbour.
I will catalogue events here, so we shall see what develops. I have no link to offer, but please forward any tips, advice etc, which will be warmly received. I will be in touch you can be sure.