I thought I’d pop along and give an update on my life with sarcoma. So I had my scan results and it shows an ‘area of concern’ on my right lung.
This nusiance is 3.98mm so it’s a teeny tiny pain in the bum (well lung)
After getting over the shock I discussed options at this stage
- Surgery My oncologist had already discussed my situation with the amazing thoracic surgeon, Mr Shackloth. Basically the little bugger is too damn small for surgery. Apparently your lungs and mahoosive and this ‘dot’ would be impossible to extract. Great.
- Chemo start cheap immediately. My initial reaction was for the lovely thick head of hair I have. Dr Ali reassured me that hair loss is not a side effect of the proposed chemo….phew
- Do NOTHING my heart dropped at this. Basically I would wait until the next scan to decide on the best treatment. If the tumour grows and is isolated I can then have surgery. If more grow then I’d start chemo at that stage. I FELT LIKE I WAS BEING ASKED TO GAMBLE WITH MY LIFE!
Dr Ali was positive and I left armed with information so I could decide on what to do.
I had the pleasure of calling my lovely husband to share the news – he was steaming drunk in Kraków….
I’ve opted for the third choice. It was a difficult choice to make but believe it’s the best for now.
I did see the scan and still can’t believe how small the tumour is and how big your lungs are. Radiologists are downright amazing.
The Biggest thing I’ve learned this week…. Life. Goes. On.
I walked out of the Linda McCartneyCentre and looked around. I really looked. I saw people walking, talking, laughing, crying, shopping, driving and well, just basically living. You can be given life changing news but the world doesn’t stop turning.
A piece of advice from me. Live your life. Live for today. Enjoy it. Put things into perspective and no matter how bad things appear, just remember….life goes on