No, he isn’t really but the oncologist said ‘lets hope this an indolent one’ meaning one that progresses very slowly.
T spent the morning on the chainsaw as you do when waiting to hear about your health. I spent the morning picking up cabbage tree leaves and puka leaves- thrilling.
We duly turned up for the 12.30 pm X-ray and were outta there in 10 minutes arrived early at the oncologists and were seen by 12.50 pm. Bit of a record really…. Anyway the x ray looked much better than the one taken a month ago, Dr said probably due to the invasive nature of the lung biopsy. He also said that the lung exploratories are the hardest and longest to heal. T felt better about that as he has been gobbling parecetomol and is fed up with it all. Apparently a nerve may have been cut also thus contributing to the nagging pain.
The upper pleura looked minutely more thickened than the one taken two months ago , and the bottom of the right lung is very murky compared to the left. Again though, it was murky in October.
Upshot of it all was, ‘see you again at the end of January, unless you experience anything nasty’.
T has said he does get breathless coming back up our hill but it hasn’t got any worse in the last couple of months so lets hope it stays that way for a time.
We were so relieved as chemo before xmas had looked a real possibility. Now we are cautiously thinking we may sneak overseas for a couple of months next year.
We celebrated by going to Palmers cafe and having sloppy cakes, blow the healthy stuff.