Last Thursday I visited the lung oncologist in London and I felt like death, she gave me some new drugs including the good old steroids, some anti depressants and anti emetics....What can I say....WOW!!
Its been a transformation, my taste buds are back, I have been eating for Africa, having a good drink as well, not excessive but its so nice to taste a nice glass of red wine!
I know its all down to the drugs, but it feels so good to have a zest for life again.
Unfortunately it all came back to reality yesterday when I received her latest report through the post, when you read it in black and white that you haven't got long to live it is very sobering.
But there is nothing I can do about it, so Im just hoping that the chemo I start tomorrow will hopefully give me a bit more time, I know it cant be cured but a bit more time would be nice.
As I said earlier its been nice to get out and about going to nice restaurants and bars again.
Another high was catching up with my old mate Paul Young who I worked with in the 70s at Vauxhall Motors.
We have always kept in touch since then, moreso lately since his wife succumbed to brain cancer just after Christmas, she was only 52!!
The photo taken below was taken in 1984 when he was touring Australia, I chauffeured him around Sydney in my little Suzuki Sierra as well as attending his sell out shows and going to the after show parties.
He came to the house in Milton Keynes bringing me a mega Lindt Easter egg and flowers for Tracy.
|Me, Tracy, Paul and brother Russell|
He still looks like a rock star, bastard still has all his hair!
Tracy was a fan back in the day, and was melting on the floor!!!
Hopefully we will keep in touch and I will be able to go to some of his gigs and see him perform.
Tomorrow its off to Charing Cross to start chemo....
Wish me well XX