Unfortunately my worse fears were realised yesterday as I had it confirmed that the cancer has indeed spread to my liver. It is important to say though that this is what is referred to as a ‘secondary cancer’ and therefore not as serious as being a ‘primary cancer’. In a nutshell this means that they can at least perform surgery to cut it out thank god….the prognosis is good.
Merv, my new surgeon is now ‘my man on the case’!. He will carry out the procedure next Wednesday. Similar to last time, this will involve another stay in hospital (probably around 1 week), followed by another 4 weeks recovery before chemo starts (for the originally planned 6 month period).
Having now had the chance to take in the news, whilst of course I am totally gutted that I will have to go through another surgery, at least it will hopefully mean that this will be the end of it and I can kiss this thing goodbye!…again!…forever!.
Feels strange that I have set this website up to try and promote running as a way to help get through cancer treatment and I’m not even running at the moment!. The desire is there for sure, but sadly while I have this problem from the main wound following the bowel surgery, I know I would be really stupid to. Instead I will keep the focus on the day when hopefully soon I will be able to ‘don those trainers’ once again….new goal being 13th August (I don’t know why this date but at least it’s a target 4 weeks post surgery!)