So - Mike has set me up with this blog, where I will indulge myself by writing and reflecting as and when I want to about what's going on, safe in the knowledge that if you're reading it's because you have freely chosen to. If you have, thank you. If you'd rather not, that is absolutely fine.
With that said, here is Mike's summary of what we learned today:
Today’s consultation has confirmed that Debbie has lung cancer and all the indications are that the tumour in her brain is a secondary from that. Secondaries are obviously serious, and further investigation will now take place to check it has not spread to any other location. Treatment options cannot be confirmed until after this is complete. However, if there are only two tumours, the recommendation would be for treatment by radiotherapy, which would reduce and possibly even eliminate the cancer.
We realise this may difficult news to receive, but for Debbie it is more hopeful that she was anticipating this morning. Another positive is that it is a slow-growing form of cancer, so it is realistic to think that Debbie will have time on her side. The doctor also assured us that there is every reason to believe that Debbie will be on good form for Jono’s wedding a week on Saturday and can even enjoy a glass of champagne on the day.
Later this afternoon, the appointment for the PET full body scan in Preston came through for this Wednesday, 18th March. So they're not hanging about.
I think that's enough for tonight. I'll post on Facebook when there are any new blog entries. Otherwise I'll keep Facebook for the other aspects of life. Thank you so much for being with us.