28th June - Good News At Last

Dad saw his consultant today and was told some excellent news.....according to the specialist, dad's tumour has not shrunk....it's gone altogether!

This means that his weakness and lack of balance, as well as other symptoms are all due to damage from the steriods and biopsy and therefore will get better with lots of physio. More importantly, without the tumour he won't get any worse so from here on up, the only way is up!

I'm so happy right now, if a little emotional so forgive me for the short message!


24th June - Post Radiotherapy

I haven't posted for a while for the simple reason I didn't know what to say - dad has been in the local community hospital for about a month and we were all feeling incredibly pessimistic about the future. He has been slowly declining in terms of his general health and so when he was sent to Treliske for his last set of scans we were all prepared for the worst.

Somehow, however, we have had good news back and have been told that the radiotherapy has led the the tumour shrinking - this has surprised and amazed us all and we are now working towards dad coming home from hospital, albeit with a lot of care in place. The good news seems to have given him the kick up the backside he needed and he has begun to speak more clearly and become more enthusiastic about trying out physiotherapy in order to become more independent - this is particularly important now that Pete is off to uni in September and it is highly likely that we will need to find some sort of live in care for him, unless there are significant improvements in the next two months.

Nevertheless it is great to have some good news and we are all smiling and optimistic!

Anyway, thank you, as always, for all of your love and support


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