Catherine and I have just received the news we had both feared may happen. Following the CT scan I had a couple of weeks ago, Alice took us through the results this morning. Unfortunately the cancer is back again. This time in a place called the mediastinum, which is a place just behind where the left lung was. There is also something which has been picked up in the scan under my left armpit which they think maybe related as well (although too early to say at the moment).
In terms of treatment its not great news as surgery and ultimately possible cure is not an option. Whlie I am still feeling ok, Alice wants to hold off doing anything for the moment. At a point in time that we both agree, the idea being that I will have some chemo to try and keep the cancer growth at bay for as long as possible. Its really difficult to give me a timeline on what I have left, so for the moment I will just keep on living life and enjoying what time I have with Catherine and the boys.
Once I have given myself a couple of days to get my head around this news, I intend to get focus back on training for the London Marathon later in April…..not promising any quick times. Far from it as it is more likely to be a ‘run, walk, run, walk’ marathon this time. Still, it will be great to hopefully feel well enough to give it a shot….bring it on 🙂