Hi Lovelife ,
The photo is for you with mum’s permission. She was 67 at diagnosis but very fit . She is 76 in the photo and as you can see is keeping well . Sometimes she makes me laugh as it turns out you can do a lot despite missing several parts of your major organs . She has some impairment from chemo but it’s just accepted and dealt with.
The first couple of years were challenging as most of the surgeries and chemo were carried out in that time frame .
The thought of the lung met was so much worse than the reality of it for mum and it really was the easiest process for her to date .
She has two nodules which stay static and have no uptake in a PET scan since 2014 . One is 7mm !! But does not seem to be cancer . She is now on yearly scans .
Her oncology team are really positive with her and think she does best with just surgery . Bit of quality of life at this stage too . In the beginning it was all negative language, half way through it turned to “ doing well” and now they are all fully on board with her approach .
They have been such a blessing in the whole process .
Looking forward to hearing more good news from your signature line.