Thursday, 16 May 2013

2013 is officially CRAP!

The giveaway is in the number I suppose.

The consultant at Singleton called (well his secretary did to be precise) and I was back there Tuesday morning, my head spinning. 

To stop the possibility of the cancer re-occurring it’s looking like TC chemotherapy and a drug called Herceptin – it’s like an insurance policy really. The outlook is pretty positive as everything caught really early… it’s just chemo will help to stop the likelihood of the cancer coming back, and with HER2+ receptors that’s a slightly raised likelihood. On the positive side, if I do nothing I’ve still got an 83.9% chance of being here in 10 years. The chemo and Herceptin together raise that to just over 91%.  Or, looking at it another way, a 1 in 5(ish) possibility of not making another decade, reduced to just 1 in 10 if I embark on the chemotherapy regimen.  I've tried to manipulate those figures! This information is from a personalised prediction score (based on UK cancer registry data). 

My adjuvant therapy is being transferred to Withybush which will be much better all round as it's my local hospital, and I get to see another consultant who may give me a different slant on my histology report.

To chemo or not to chemo? I'm like a rabbit caught in the headlights.

4 comments:

Midlife Singlemum said...

Crap with a positive prognosis? Wishing you well whatever you decide. Lots of love xxxx
By the way, we have just redecorated and switched bedrooms around. My 4yo daughter chose your photo to hang in her bedroom because it's the prettiest picture we have. It looks great in her blue room.

Lins' lleisio said...

That's wonderful news about the photo hanging in your daughter's room. Very special, thank you for letting me know. xx

Rob-bear said...

Well, it's six of one, half dozen of the other. So to speak. I'm glad for you that things are not any worse.

BTW, the mirror image of 2013 is "eros." That cannot be all bad, eh?

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

Maa said...

Ultimately only you can decide. We can only be there for you and travel the road with you. My hubby has been told nothing more can be done. He says "bugger it, I'll live as normal a life as I can. It sure isn't easy.
You have some very good odds there so believe. Hugs Sue

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