Well its a landmark day tomorrow. Its Marsden day again. Its infusion number 52. Thats 104 weeks of it pumped into Mavis. Its been a hell of a road. Over 7 years now But the last 2 have been the most significant. Tomorrow will be the last yes I did say last one. For Mavis the 2 years trial is now complete.
I will get up in the morning with a different look on my face as I walk Louis up the lane just after 5 am dodging the half awake speeding drivers off on their daily routines. Unaware that they are passing what for us an historic moment. We will still have to attend the Marsden for future scans and monitoring for at least another year. But the drug has done its job.
It will be a sad day also. We will miss the wonderful staff who have dealt with her during this time. But we have promised to show our faces when we attend in the future.
I will not miss the early rising and the journey on the M25 which most times can be trying. Mavis wont miss the regular fight with the needles hunting for the one and only useful vein to put a canular in. Louis will not miss being left for 10 /12 hours waiting for his mummy to come home again.
Yes tomorrow is an historic day. It seems a lifetime ago when we sat opposite an oncologist and heard the words Sorry its mesothelioma. There is no Cure. It is Terminal You have about 3 months to put your self in order.
I will be thinking of that lonely numbing ride home on the bus knowing I was going to loose Mavis in a few weeks. I never dreamt that we would be still together 7 years later with a new prognosis. How long have we got . We just do not know but the future looks good for you. I will settle for that.