We all dream of winning the Lottery. Thousands even millions of pounds.
But today Mavis and me joined those dreamers. We have won a prize that even the national Lottery could not match with however many millions they offered.
The news at The Marsden today was priceless. We got bloods all done early today then at 10.15 we were called in to see the Doctor. Sam Smith an Australian Doctor. A very nice man. Apart from the usual medical discussion we had a nice chat . He said you are having a scan today arnt you. Yes we said. Would you like to know the results today or wait until your visit in 2 weeks. Mavis said today would be nice but happy to wait.
Next we walked the corridors and up in lifts to the CT Rooms. Booked in a took a seat. After a few minutes she was called in for the dye infusion and more waiting. Soon called back for the Scan. With that over we made our way back to our ward. collected a beeper and made our way to the restaurant for coffee and a bun. later while reading magazines in our waiting room and a short nod off session at 1.30 Mavis was called in for the drug. This is the earliest call yet. We said gosh we could be out of here by 2.15.
What happened next was totally unexpected. We can see the Doctors entering a room off to the side of our ward. They go in and out for meetings etc. We saw our Doctor go in and he gave mave a cheery wave and a smile. Some time later while the nurse was administering the drug he squeezed between her and sat on the chair beside Mavis. How you doing he asked Fine Mave said. He got in real close with a strange look on his face. he said I have something to tell you.
Oh no mave said Good or Bad. He said stunning news .You have even more shrinkage. But not only that at our meeting your scan results show that not only have you shrinkage in your major tumors but some have even shrunk so that now we cannot even see them anymore. You are some amazing woman. mavis welled up and almost burst into tears. He said I thought you would want to hear this news now. OK .With a smile he left us in a daze. The nurse said that’s amazing mavis we don’t often get news like that. The patient next to us clapped and said well done that s brilliant news.
So today being the 2091 first day since diagnosis 6 years back now has beaten the 90 day prognosis by 2000 days. After 6 years of pain grief misery and fears we get this in our laps. So you can see why I say we have won more than a lottery win.