Friday, June 18, 2010

Smaller by half

The blobs have shrunk! funny one in the abdomen by about a half and liver and lung ones all looking smaller. The oncologist seemed pleased and he has given me two months off before I see him again; the chemo will still be working for a few weeks apparently and then we need to leave a space to see what happens. This suits us perfectly and so we are off to France like a shot and will stay there till the end of August all being well. I am so relieved that all that nasty smelly, sicky, knackering chemo has shown some results. I know I still have the little buggers inside me and they are not going to disappear but they are littler now and maybe stalled for a bit in their tracks.

More good news is that we don't have a telly in France so I won't have to put up with the drone of the vuvuzelas or the even worse drone of the dreaded football commentary. England are about to play, I expect less from that than I did from the scans so who knows what might happen; we might even stop throwing the ball into our own goal.


  1. That is GREAT news!

    Have a lovely time in France. x

  2. That does sound like good news.
    Have a brilliant time in France.
    Love from all down the road.
    x x x x x

  3. What a wonderful news! We are soooo happy for you! Enjoy France and if you are in the mood come over to Germany!

  4. Perfect! You get to spend the summer in France with less to worry about than before, and more to look forward to than before, i.e., the two little JulieSams. Here's to a wonderful summer for you, Stewart (and trust me, I'm raising my glass as I type) and all of yours.
    Much love,

  5. Wow, that is significant shrinkage! What great news. I am so happy for you.

  6. Jean

    Delighted your lumps are smaller which will hopefully give you a good and relaxed time in France.

    Love Dot

  7. Hi Jean,

    So glad to hear that news. I hope you now get to enjoy France for a while. Great news as well about S and J - am delighted for them both. Am about to start new job managing Mental Health Services in Glasgow West. Reminds me of a role you once had...

    Love to you and Stuart, and hope to catch up soon.

    Nigel xxx