Monday, 16 March 2015

Let the blogging commence.

Having a diagnosis to identify what has been unfolding for us here over the past few weeks feels like a bit of a milestone - in a good way. It also feels like the right moment to rethink a little how to share things with our friends in a way that is open but not relentlessly in your faces, and allows you to 'buy in' to sharing this journey (sorry, hackneyed word, but it is a apt one) with us rather than having to unfriend me on Facebook if you want to avoid it.

 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.




17 comments:

  1. Thinking of you all with love. Praying hard xx

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  2. Lovely lady. You are very brave and courageous. Thank you for sharing this. I'm here to support you all in any way you need. 🌹🌸🌷🌻🌼 love & hugs.

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  3. Will be thinking of you on Wednesday and a week on Saturday. Hope the wedding is wonderful. Can't believe Jono is getting married when it only seems a very few years ago I was at your wedding. Good idea with the blog. Have wanted to ask how things are going but don't like to use Facebook. Much love. xx

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  4. Question marks were suppose to be flowers !!

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  5. Thinking of all of you. Not a lot we can do but pray from where we are but if you need anything at all you are just to ask. Love Lorna & Paul xxx

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  6. Thanks for this Debbie, and Mike. Will follow with love wherever it goes. Wedding here you come! All the best for Wednesday and for when those results come through xxx

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  7. love you lots xxxxxxxxxxxx your in my prayers xxxxxxxxxx

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  8. A blogspot now that's a really good idea... You can really get your rocks off !

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  9. Thank you for starting this blog- we want to be with you on this difficult journey but don't want to be in your face every two minutes! Good luck for the scan on Wednesday. :) Much love and prayers- the Shepherds.

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  10. Good use of tech Debbie! Thanks so much for sharing. Good luck for Wednesday. Thinking of you all.Xx

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  11. Praying for you lots Debbie and hope they soon find the right treatment so it can be started in due course - take care and God bless you loads xx

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  12. Sending love and prayers - and thanks for sharing your journey x

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  13. Our love and prayers for you all. Andrew and Jane

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  14. All love and hugs coming your way and of course prayers xx Thank you for sharing your journey with us xxx

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  15. Jonathan and I are continuing to pray for you. With every blessing.

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