So what happens now…… #Sarcoma #Cancer

I’ve been away, am refreshed (such a lie-we partied like it was going out of fashion!) and back to fighting my irritating intruder.

BMJ
Dr Chandra had asked if he could use pictures of my tumour, pre and post op, in his work with the British Medical Journal. Chandra was presenting at the BMJ conference where people were lucky (or unlucky) enough to see pictures of me in my short lived modelling career. Dr Chanda is amazing and he is working with other professionals to implement a module for trainee GP’s to create awareness of sarcoma. I wish him all the luck in doing this and have told him I’m happy to consent to any of my files/photos being used.

Appointments
Friday was a busy day. John & I headed to the Linda McCartney Centre at the Liverpool Royal where I had two appointments. As usual I had the ‘pre appointment’ jitters but was comforted by a friendly face in the waiting room-we bumped into the lovely Rose who attends the Sarcoma support group.

The appointment was different – In the room was John & I, Dr Ali, Dr Allam and two Clinical Specialist Nurses – it was like a mothers meeting, but so much better than having two separate appointments!

So what happens next?
I will be meeting the surgeon in the next 10 days. He says the surgery is easy (well he does do it a lot) and they want to do it sooner rather than later, which is music to my ears! I need to have two operations, the first will be on my right lung. Now here’s the biology lesson….. The right lung is in three sections (the left is in two) and the surgeon will be removing the ‘middle lobe’ which is the smallest lobe. I will need to recover for approximately six weeks then I will have another surgery where the two buggers on my left lung will be taken out. Dr Alam has confirmed that I won’t be having any radiotherapy following my operations. This is scary as it means I could be ‘getting on with life’ in about 8 weeks by doing things like returning to work, going on the long haul all holiday I didn’t think we would have in 2014 and well, just trying to put the big C behind me. These operations are the final hurdle in this chapter and I can’t wait to start moving on….

Giggle
This morning I received my Tesco club card vouchers and they offered me money off dry shampoo. An hour later I received an email from Debenhams showing me how to create the perfect eye brows…. 🙂 don’t they know I’m bald???? 🙂

Goodnight folks xxx

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10 thoughts on “So what happens now…… #Sarcoma #Cancer

  1. Jade ormesher says:

    Emma my mums Marie you met her at a pamper day she’s still really ill I was wondering if I could speak to you at some point

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  2. Jade ormesher says:

    My mum is battling sarcoma, I was wondering if you had any useful information that I could possible pass on to her

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  3. Judi Lunt says:

    you are one major ambassador for the services…I wish I had your positive outlook…tho I do accept it may have drooped once or twice!
    Good luck with the ops…..and up with the PMA!!!
    much love and oodles of hugs for you (and John!!!)

    xxx
    .

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  4. Lesley says:

    This is good news Emma we all missed you at the support group but so glad you had a fab holiday. Here’s to lots more holidays and parties!!!! Xxxx

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  5. Emma Whitfield says:

    Emma, u seriously are a true inspiration and should be so, so proud of urself! This all sounds so promising and I wish u all the luck in the world coz if anyone deserves it, it’s definitely you! =) xxx

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  6. Wynn Carter says:

    Hi Emma, this news sounds so promising. I am delighted for you…The final hurdle! As you say, you can then put all this behind you. Yippee! Go for it lady!! Big hugs. xx

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  7. Sue says:

    i’ll have the dry shampoo!! and you didn’t tell me no radiotherapy!! That’s fantastic, you knew you could beat this again, look at you now. Well done xx

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