At the present, there is no other viable path for us to follow, as all avenues appear to have been exhausted, and the last medical hope of extending my life is the trial drug that I am currently taking. The forty sessions of radiotherapy I had within the past fifteen months seemingly did me more harm than good, so further radiotherapy is ruled out. There is no surgery that can be performed that will remove my facial cancer, as cancer has spread too far to be removed.
Everything now seems to hang on some degree of progress being visible on my next scan that will be within the month. With regard to the morphine, as my facial pain has significantly worsened over the past three weeks, the Consultant has moved me on to two double dosages every day, but in tablet form as opposed to liquid. This may extend my periods without pain, and If I need extra morphine, I am advised to top up with a smaller dose of the liquid morphine as required.
Overall, the situation is not looking good at the moment. I am sorry that I cannot provide you with better medical news. It is a good job that I do believe in the power of prayer, so I ask that you continue to keep me and Sheila in your thoughts and prayers over the immediate months ahead. I will be so annoyed if I do not get the opportunity to taste this year's crop of Sheila's new spuds. They too appear to be currently battling the poor weather conditions.
Love and Peace