Sunday, 2 May 2010

The long haul .............

Today I have had some correspondence via e-mail with the oncologist regarding my follow-up MRI result. While I am relieved that there has been no growth, and the tumour appears stable, I could not help hoping that there would be some shrinkage to give me hope that my symptoms would start easing soon.

However, the professional opinion is pretty crushing - viz. tumour shrinkage is likely to be only slight and "may take years", and "symptoms may ease over about 5 years".

FIVE YEARS? .......... that's a hard thing to take on board ........