Medically there isnt much going on in my life, pains come and go in my Chest and my arms and hands ache, more now the colder weather is upon us.
I have a scan again on the 10th November so the build up of fear is back and I keep saying that everything will be OK –But you never know and my mind must also be on the fact things might go wrong again.
I have had an Interview for Yours magazine so I have to wait and see how this is put together.
Ray said I gabbled along but Kate seems to be thrilled by my story and is carrying out a lot of Research now on the subject of Asbestos which is great.
Tuesday Im going to a meeting of the Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Support Group at The Wisdom Hospice Day Centre Rochester.
The Guest Speakers are Sarah Lavender and Aileen McCartney so it will be the first time I have been to a Hospice.
I have very mixed thoughts and hope I learn something from this visit.
I will report about on this when I get back Tuesday.
On face book a man has said how he hasnt taken up the offer of Chemo
Everyone seems to have a different experience.I was offered Chemo but it wouldn’t extend my life just reduce symptoms
- I said
Oh Peter you should have had the Chemo as they said the same to me but I had Disease stable for 2 scans then a little shrinkage and just waiting for another scan in November to see if there is more shrinkage.
- Then another person answered
Hi Peter – I was told the same re chemo – told it was palliative but didn’t think I was at that stage so refused. Anyhow a friend – 73 year guy from Inverell has had about 3 lots of ordinary chemo and is 3 years after diagnosis with meso stabilized.
My heart cries out for these people as I know Chemo is so daunting but they should try everything. You cant sit back and not do anything and I find they really arent explained eveything very clearly.
Thank goodness we have Face Book where we can talk and give all the help that is needed when you get into this situation.
Well as my heading says Whitstable is getting ready for Xmas so on Thursday December the 2nd Our Local Shops will be launching Christmas shopping with a Victorian theme which all sounds inviting.
Coastal Towns manager Chris West is arranging street entertainments and other attractions between 5pm and 7pm and is hoping as many businesses as possible will keep their doors open.
Harbour Street, High Street and Oxford Street will be included in the fun, with a trail for shoppers to follow, a window spotting competition, and a free prize draw to win £100 of vouchers to spend in Whitstable shops.
There will be children’s shows in St Mary’s hall, Oxford Street (the Umbrella Centre) and street music.
Ther will be lots of Surprise attractions and in Oxford Street traders will also switch on Christmas lights on Saturday 4th December beetween 5 and 8pm with more music and entertainment. this is something to look forward to.
But I have lots to do in the meantime.
As a foot note from me Ray. Just my thoughts here. Regarding chemo. If your the patient I appreciate its your body your life. But there are other conciderations here. The people you leave behind you. Spouse wife husband partner. They have got to bear the pain after you leave. IMHO I think it short sighted to refuse something you havent tried that may prolong or help your quality of life. During your curent suffering spare a thought for those that love you . You only get one shot . As I said its my opinion, Ray the one being left behind.