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Monday 3 October met with Dr Ang and got the results of the bone scan. ‘Clear of metastatic skeletal disease’. That was the good news. Surgeon also had additional information on the cancers that were removed – they were two individual primary cancers which is unusual. They were slightly different in their make up but both were oestrogen receptors so there will be 5 years of anti-hormone drugs. As there may still be stray cancer cells in the system Dr Ang recommends chemotherapy and has referred me to the oncologist. It appears that it is better to attack the system at this stage rather than wait for such cells to cluster and form a new cancer site. So it looks like I am in for the long haul. That was the bad news. I had kept a part of my mind open to this possibility but still hoped that we might have run clear altogether. Still adjusting to the chemo trail as noone makes it sound like a picnic. I have avoided learning too much about it to this point so now will do my home work and perpare for that stage of the journey. Probably in about a month’s time. I have set myself the task of building my immune system and general health in the few weeks lead up. Mike escorted me on a beach walk this morning around 7.00am – beautiful day- low tide, sea calm, a fisherman, a hawkseen to get the only successful catch I suspect, owners and small dogs exercising, all is good. Well enough to do some cooking now and put on Rochelle’s world music to have breakfast by – drum rhythms made me want to dance – maybe tomorrow!


About pipsky

A creative, generous 64 year old with a PhD in Performance Studies trying to grow old disgracefully while working like mad in regional Queensland, squeezing the juice out of every day & still trying to find the balance that will maintain the quiet mind that makes her useful to others and nice to live with.

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  1. i can just see you bopping in the kitchen! cooking beautiful tastes..for you are a gourmet in every way. jude you of all people will manage chemo…horrid, necessary and you have the spirit required…much love, big hugs and go girl…


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