Some days are good days and some are just plain wonderful days.
Today is a wonderful day. The appointment at Oncology today was brilliant. When we walked in it was all smiles and welcomes just like a bunch of girls on a night out. First an apology for the delay because they had not found my records. But it was all of us all talking together all excited. I was in the middle of all this excitement. Dr Cominos was talking but it wasnt sinking in. I heard Mavis say shrinkage. My brain was telling me yes we know it shrank last time were here. Yes its fantastic news she was saying. I said are you saying its shrunk again?.
Yes its amazing. she has not had any treatment but it’s still shrunk more. I don’t understand it she said. Oh that’s brilliant news I said. Then we are all talking at once again. But Mavis said great but I do have problems. It all went quiet for a minute oh what is it . So Mave told her about her ankles ,the injections and bits. So with those sorted we all cheered up again. But then when I thought it couldn’t get any better. The Dr said when you need to have treatment in the future I will try you on Carboplatin. You were so strong before so we used our normal chemo. But it did cause you problems.
Now apart from the fact it has shrunk ,and Mavis`s thoughts that she wouldn’t get any more treatment there is still hope on the horizon when we need it.
She said you may each have mesothelioma but you are all different. I said we were shocked recently when we lost a friend. He had visit us and was on top of the world a week later he was gone. I said I felt guilty as he caught a virus and at the time I had a virus. She said it was highly unlikely that it was anything to do with me. This disease can turn so quickly for a number of reasons.
Tonight we might both be able to sleep.