Topic: Scan Results
So had my CT scan on Wednesday and went to see my doc yesterday morning who confirmed what I had thought and that the cancer had returned. My liver is fairly clear but I have a mass in my abdomen and spots in my lungs, along with a couple of other areas. I also have lumps on my head, which while not cancerous are being caused by it.
There is also some evidence of a mass in my hip which could cause bone weakening and potentially cause my hip to fracture. There are specialists looking at my scans now to see if they need to operate.
The upshot of it all is that I have been given an estimated prognosis of around 6 months. I cannot understand it but I haven't been crying, whereas before when I was just thinking about it I could hardly stop the tears! I think I was just in, and maybe still am, shock and am feeling pretty numb at the moment. I am going to continue with chemotherapy, getting second opinions from other docs of course and have been advised to see the team at the Royal Marsden hospital, a leading cancer unit in the UK who can offer other options. It can't hurt to look anyway.
Yesterday was the worst day of my life and now I have to get on with looking at other options to see if anything can help (any suggestions more than welcome) and seeing what I can do in the time I have left.