Not quite sure how to articulate this update as it’s never been a message I have ever been told since this ‘whole cancer thing’ started.
So today was the results of the latest CT scan. Unfortunately not something that Alice could really sugar coat. In a nutshell the cancer is back in the lung (left side and around the size of a walnut….a small one I think). This time though it’s not a curable situation. She feels that anything up to 5 years would be a good estimate for what I have. As always Alice explained things perfectly and essentially has explained that for the time being she will keep monitoring my bloods and when the time is right she will start treatment..it won’t be surgery but either radio or chemo (or a combination of both).
This is news that Catherine and I were obviously hoping wouldn’t ever come, however at the same time at least we now know where we stand now and from now on its ‘project building memories’.
Physically I feel fine and am still running as much as I can…albeit a lot slower as the scar tissue from the last lot of radiotherapy is holding me back a bit on the breathing front.
Since my last update, Bowel Cancer UK have been in touch and offered me a place at next years London marathon. I would love to think I could do it one last time and so will focus all my efforts into training and see how I feel come the new year…then at the end of January I’ll make a call on whether I think I can do it.
So for now whilst it’s not been ‘a great day’ in the Pearce household, I really do feel strong and know that with Catherine and the boys beside me, I’m not going anywhere anytime soon:-).
Catherine and I have always tried to manage things where the cancer fits around us and not the other way around. We feel no reason to change this way of thinking despite this set back.
So for the moment while it has no impact on
our life’s let’s crack on babe!. Love you 😘 xx