The leak from my head has 100% stopped which is fantastic and there will be no more opening up of my Brain. There are still 2 more small tumours in there but they will be removed one day day by non invasive means, but that's not a given either, it all depends on how well the primary lung cancer responds to treatment.
I have been on anti biotic drips since I arrived here and they have done the job on getting the bacterial levels correct.
Its been a massive change for me that's for sure as up to this point I had never had a need to go to hospital.
The bit I hate more than anything is taking of blood at 06.00 every day, then its drip, sleep, eat, drip and so on until the last drip stops in the early hours of the morning. None of it is painful, but I'm in a constant daze not knowing where I am or what time of day etc. Im also still having steroids, which I hate!! The worst side effects to me is a massive loss of taste, they feed me the most gorgeous looking food, but my taste buds are well and truly stuffed.
All in all minor stuff.
I have been getting loads of visitors which has been great.
Yesterday was a big day as I went outside for a walk... the hardest part was putting on my shoes as my feet had swollen so much, but I managed to get them on and went for a walk, with Cathy and Martin an couple of boaters who had come up from Southend to see me before they join the other boaters in Mojacar next week. We didn't go to far before returning to the safety of my little suite!
I am being discharged tomorrow and will be on an oral anti- biotic for about a month.
The next chemo is due on 30th January, that will not happen now, which I'm very happy about. They have mentioned radio therapy but nothing set in stone as yet.
What I want is to go home, see the family and doggies and try to start living some sort of normal life again. Its going to take a while to get into it, getting dressed is a struggle, so its going to take awhile methinks.
Hopefully I will get a few weeks to build up my strength then we will will tackle the primary lung cancer!!
Enjoy life people. its very very precious !!!