Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Quick Update

Ok, I know I've been remiss in updating, but the fact there is little to report is good news. Back to work, back to normal and haven't had cause to think about the 'c' word until the week before my check-ups. Had two more bi-monthly checks and tumour markers have been normal each time. The trudge over to the Royal Marsden does remind you of what you've been through and importantly is a visible reminder of how many people are currently being affected by cancer. It's sobering to think I'm sitting there feeling relatively fit and healthy, yet there are hundreds of patients, new and old, young and not so young who are coming and going through the RM each and every day, and whose prognosis perhaps is not so fortunate.

As for myself the outlook is one of cautious optimism, as Prof. Dearnley kindly puts it. My history of relapses is such that each clear test is a further milestone.

Oh, I nearly forget to mention, Michelle and I are getting in married at the end of August [I've since added the extra post below]. No point in messing about (well, it's taken me 7 years to propose!). We've both been through the mill over the past three years so it's great to have something positive to look forward to. My next check-up is scheduled for a week before the wedding, but I think I'll defer it till after the honeymoon!

Just like to again thank everyone for their support over the past few years - I couldn't have done it without you all. It's good news so far...I'll take that, two months at a time!


Peter said...

Good man Nigel!! Looking forward to the stag(gering) and to the wedding.

On another topic, should Newcastle sack Joey Barton? You should set one of those polls up and see if anyone says no!

Anonymous said...

Great News!! Your blog has been one that I've read as I've fought this monster.

Your blog has always been a positive resource for me and I'm glad you're doing well.

Martin Rye said...

Wow Nigel. This is some read and I'm glad your healthy. Lost my mum to Cancer so I am glad to see anyone beating it. Good news on getting married. You take care.