Saturday, August 21, 2010

Word from Birmingham

Yesterday afternoon we finally received word back from Birmingham. The doctors there agreed with the original diagnosis of metastatic brain cancer.

Before the day was out, a phone call was then placed to my mum, inviting her to a "planning appointment" on Monday, which will be followed by her first session of radiotherapy.

Subsequent sessions will take place over the following days of the week -- that is, she will receive treatment Monday to Friday next week.

This is not really the news I/we were hoping for. But it is at least some sort of forward movement. Something is finally happening beyond simply waiting.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waiting is always the worst. At least you all know what you are dealing with now and can get to kicking it's ass. Sending positive thoughts to you and your Mum. :)

21 August, 2010 17:39  
Blogger lightupvirginmary said...

Hey mate, sorry to hear this. My mum is the same age as yours and I'm sure it's terrifying. I hope you are getting lots of love and support and that your mum is getting the best care.
When I was about 11 my dad got throat cancer and was given just a few weeks to live. But they misdiagnosed him. He had cancer but it wasn't a death sentence. He has a big chunk missing from his neck, it's a bit scary.
After that, you think he would have been happy to have been given a second chance. But he wasn't. He just talked about death non-stop. I never got that.
Anyway. Every one has a story about cancer. It's just everywhere and I wish it wasn't.
I hope your mum will be ok.

21 August, 2010 19:27  
Blogger Milla said...

At least the waiting and the not knowing are over.

It will be one hell of a week for your mum and your family, the one coming. And the weeks after that.
I will be thinking of you.

22 August, 2010 11:08  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Sucks. Hang in there guys.

22 August, 2010 17:36  
Blogger Cynnie said...

im really so sorry .

23 August, 2010 21:54  
Blogger Gardenia said...

So sorry to hear this news and sorry for all that your family will be having to go through as you walk this out with your Mum. Keep blogging, will be listening for further news.

24 August, 2010 00:17  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Wow my friend. I hope they can get rid of it. She is still very young.. I will send good vibes out since i am not the praying type ok.. but get well vibes out to a friends mothers.. Hope they can make her better.. Keep us posted..

24 August, 2010 02:44  
Blogger punxxi said...

Very sorry to hear your mum's bad news, my best to all of you and yours.

24 August, 2010 05:31  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

LUVM: It is everywhere, it's true.

Thanks everyone.

24 August, 2010 10:44  

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