I know it has been a while since I last did a post but I promise I have a very good reason.
In late July my husband was admitted to hospital with what they thought was an abscess in his upper thigh. Following a short stay and surgery to drain it, at which biopsies were taken, he was discharged from hospital. A week later, he was readmitted as it appeared that the abscess had filled again.
This time dermatology were brought on board and a different diagnosis was discussed. Just when we thought we were getting somewhere, another department was brought on board, Haematology. As I lost my mum to Leukaemia, the Haematology Department were people I was quite familiar with and alarm bells started to go off in my head.
My worst fears were confirmed whenever my husband was given a diagnosis of Cancer (Aniplastic Large Cell Lymphoma). Whenever you hear the words Cancer the next thing you want to hear is Stage 1 and early.
I was devastated with the news and so frightened that I was going to loose him that my sister had to come stay with me (I really don’t know how I would have coped without her). She had to continually drum into my head that he was going to be okay and even now I am still so worried.
A week after his diagnosis, he had his first Chemotherapy in the hospital and two days later I got him home. It was a very emotional time for us both. I can honestly say that I can count on one hand the times we have been apart in our 19 years of marriage, so simple things like being able to say goodnight face to face rather than by text were wonderful.
He has been exceptionally lucky with the Chemo, other than the inevitable hair loss, he has escaped the side effects rightly. A grumbly tummy and a little fatigue are the height of his symptoms. In fact because he has been tolerating the Chemo so well, he has been able to have the cycles every 2 weeks instead of the usual 3 weekly.
This coming Thursday is the final in his planned 6 cycles and depending on whether or not he has to have Radiotherapy, 6 weeks after that he will have a scan to determine whether or not the Chemo has been successful.
Today is our wedding anniversary and I hope to have many, many more with him.
I promise I’ll keep you posted once I have more news.