Relentless

13Apr11

Bad news today.
Jem had a MRI yesterday. The pain has changed and both his oncologist and his neurosurgeon (who I found out today is first and foremost a orthopedic surgeon) wanted another scan to find out what was going on.
With metastatic cancer it’s almost just a matter of time really.
So we are in the car and visiting Reid Avenue in Campsie/Clemton Park on the way back from Jem actually spending the day with a whole bunch of his staff. The radiologist returns Jem’s call with the news that the original tumour in his spine is now in the spinal canal and that there are two more tumurs AND his back is broken. Probably, possible as a result of radiotherapy. No wonder he was in pain. Pain that has changed.
So appointments next week with all the specialists.
Some sort of surgery to fix the fracture. More surgery and pins? More chemotherapy and radiotherapy?
Who knows?
Jem and I cried in the car outside our old house. So utterly sad. This cancer seems relentless.
I can only offer me. My love and support.
I would do anything.
He knows that.

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3 Responses to “Relentless”

  1. Oh Kate. I have no words. Thinking of you and your family.

  2. So sorry Kate. 😦 Wish I had a magic wand.

  3. That’s horrible Kate. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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