JP took two days off so we could go somewhere nice on the boat but I took a dip yesterday and felt too washed out to move much. Think it’s the low red blood count. Starting to pick up a bit today.

My problems are nothing compared to Jane’s. In the past ten years Jane has had three primary cancers and each time bounced back with renewed zest for life, looking amazing. Sadly in the last few months she developed a secondary which has now metastazied in her brain. There’s no cure but she is researching available treatments and is looking at the possibility of cutting edge gamma knife surgery which has proved successful in treating multiple brain tumours.

We went to see her in the Derby Royal, where they are exploring all her options. She is being very brave in the face of such a devastating prognosis. The new hospital is impressive; light and airy with lots of private room provision and all single sex wards.

Meanwhile the list of breast cancer survivors I know is growing exponentially. It seems nearly every day I meet someone new who’s experienced it. While mooching round Holland and Barretts recently I got talking to the store manager and discovered she had it seven years ago. She says to pop in for a chat any time I need support.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 06:42:05

    Phyllis and I are sorry to hear about Jane.

    Please give her our love.

    — Dave


  2. medicalmutiny
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 13:45:45

    Will do. Hard to believe this is happening to Jane. She finds out today whether she can have the gamma knife treatment or not.


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