Well I don’t really know where to start this has been the most traumatic week yet. Woke up Weds morning with severe pain in left chest just under rib cage. Progressively got worse as the morning went on, rang ‘she who knows best’ -wife of course-to say ‘help’! One times ambulance to Salisbury hospital. Chest X-Ray, ‘significant disease progression’ I guess that answers the question about whether Chemo was working. New tumours across abdomen and now in liver and kidneys, also growth of tumours in brain and right lung as well as new ones in left lung, no explanation for pain in left ribs though. Eventually felt better as the day went on so as I was due to see consultant on Thurs in Southampton and get results of CT Scans from last week, happy to be discharged.
So, Kady and I got about half way to Southampton yesterday – Thurs morning – and I started to get severe breathing difficulties again. Pulled off motorway, another ambulance trip, morphine two doses, good stuff. Met in A and E by consultant, v good as always, morphine drip even better. Another CT scan focussing on chest. Question answered, bad chest infection, blood clots in lungs. Now on IV antibiotics, here for at least 7 days. I won’t go into new prognosis, suffice to say it’s not currently very good. Still no explanation for sudden sharp pain in ribs, concerned cancer has spread into bone therefore, bone scan on Monday. So, it’s a free weekend in Southampton being pumped full of drugs. Happy happy happy days…! Not looking my best: