05-Jun-2011 – A Bit of Catchup – I have an Excuse 😉


well my wife says I’ve got an excuse so it MUST be true ;p)

As you know the week just passed in a flash for all sorts of great reasons (one of which was it was my week off!) I still can’t get over the generosity of spirit and nature of all our friends! Of course particularly Gerald & Carol and the team they put together to make Tuesday such a great day for everyone.

So this was my week off chemo and the previous week I was refused chemo ‘cos my blood had not recovered adequately as my Neutrophils were chugging along at only 1! They are not happy administering chemo below 1.5.

So now it is back to reality with a bump and Bloods at Velindre at 14:30hrs. then Clinic to see Julian Lester and let us hope firstly that the bloods are OK for chemo on Wednesday with The Day 01 phase of Carboplatin + Gemcetamide!!

Also I think I will get my first scan results since chemo started – though I’m not sure that will tell us much as it may just be a ‘marker’ since the last CT scan was way back at the end of March.

So fingers crossed – every day is a confrontation with mortality – but then in its own way it has been for 13 years now!

It is years ago that I coined the phrase ‘Scanziety’ as one awaits a scan and ‘superscanziety’ for that wait between scan and results.

Do you know how you can tell someone who has a Urological Cancer’?

They can’t pee in the dark!

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62