As most of you are aware, I have three body cancers, with two of them considered terminal. At my last hospital consultation, I was essentially informed that very little more can be safely carried out on me at the moment given all my circumstances. While an extensive operation on my face to remove cancer from beneath my cheekbones is possible, it would be considered too dangerous as it would involve me being under anesthetic for over six hours, and even if I survived the operation, all my facial nerves would have had to been severed to remove cancer, leaving me with a collapsed face at one side, unable to speak properly or eat solids. And there would still be a strong likelihood that cancer would simply spread to another part of my body. It was said that I might be offered a new cancer drug when my cancer advanced. This new drug will not cure but merely suppress the cancer growth if successful (delay its advancement).
About one month ago, I noticed a couple of small pimple-sized bumps at the base of my neck dissection. We photographed them and e-mailed them to the cancer consultant after the two bumps became larger and turned into a cluster of six. It looked like my neck and facial cancer had spread beneath my throat and along my shoulder ridge area. Within a week, my consultant set up a hospital visit/consultation with me for this coming Thursday, presumably to discuss being given this newish cancer drug.
My consultants have been straight forward with me all along for which I am very appreciative, and given the difficulty, I know that many other cancer cases have experienced getting medical attention during the pandemic virus lockdowns we have experienced over the past year, I have had prompt and excellent NHS service. Thank you all for your continued kind thoughts, messages, and prayers. Sheila and I greatly appreciate them.
Love and peace