I posted a while back in my "I also need leg surgery" thread some while back, Homie.
Then, it was confirmed that the chemotherapy was not having any effect, so it was cancelled. The cancer had spread from my oesophagus to my lungs, liver and back. They had no treatment to offer that would increase my life ecpectancy (now three to five months), so the only things I am having now are to make me more comfortable, priarily morphine in two different forms.
I am due to see the consultant again on 31 August, but there are no further tests booked, so I can't imagine what he will say then. Meantime, I carry on the best I can, still looking after myself, and still manage to smile a lot of the time.
I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in March this year (massive 6cm x 4cm x 2cm invasive aggressive tumour, stage T3). I had a radical cystectomy in April (bladder, prostate and lymph nodes removed, then a neo-bladder constructed from part of my bowel, all with keyhole surgery and the da Vinci robotic system). My recovery was going well until 5 weeks ago, when the tube from my left kidney into the neo-bladder tore open, filling my stomach with urine and requiring an emergency operation. I am now trying to recover from this, and will have to start chemotherapy soon.
Just a note to say I am now 7yrs 7mos cancer free. and Doc said I do not need to come back anymore. I said yes I want to come back for another test next April and he asked why,, I said I want an even number, he laughed and said OK