I don’t post very much these days, but I do still pop in and have a read of what’s going on. I just wanted to talk about the last few weeks. I think I’ve reached saturation point. If you’re feeling a bit low then maybe scroll on by. Then perhaps, on the other hand, this might make you feel better about things
Hubby was told a few weeks ago that his sister (abroad ) has lung cancer. She’s 59 and yes, a heavy smoker. It’s inoperable. Terminal. Started chemo and was told she might have 4 months or 4 years. No one knows.
My brother’s only daughter (they live abroad ) was dxd with colon cancer four years ago aged 31. So much surgery and treatment, over the years, knowing it is terminal but just buying time. Now aged 35, it seems time is running out. There are many new tumors and her kidneys are not good… Her mum sobbed down the phone to me for over an hour. My brother,always stoic, couldn’t even speak to me.
I had my biannual Breastcheck screening two weeks ago, in the local visiting mobile unit. I never miss it. I was surprised to get a letter last week calling me to an appointment to visit the main clinic in the city, two hours drive from home. I had such a bad feeling about this. After two hours of pulling and prodding, many more mammograms and an ultrasound, I was told there was “something” there. It is small and deep. Wouldn’t have been felt. The doctor doing the ultrasound and biopsy said, in her experience of what she’s seeing, a procedure would be likely. Biopsy done and an appointment made for this Monday when I’ll be given the results. Another four hour round trip. They won’t be sent by post or discussed on the phone. I know many of you on the forum have had similar experience and worse, but I can honestly say I feel totally numb. Thanks for “listening”.