On the fifth of July – they gave me three months (12 weeks) to live (unless I underwent an 18 week course of Chemo-Therapy.)
Six weeks in on the Programme; there was a complication which resulted in finding out that there had been a 60% reduction in the size of the tumour and it had removed itself from my large intestine (a HUGE development.)
Yesterday on Thanksgiving – I was informed that: the tumour has been reduced by a total of 80%.
When viewed in the total perspective:
- The months I had to live are now years…
- The tumour is approximately one inch (down from 5 1/2″)
- It is treatable by Radiation Therapy
And that is the future… I will be meeting a new Doctor who specialises in Radiation Therapy and I should find out within the next week or so about how many, how often and how long this form of treatment will continue. I do know that when this treatment is finished – there is a three-month wait until another scan will reveal the next (hopefully) reduction of the Alien Trump.
I don’t think the treatment (Impeachment Process) will begin until next year (probably January when the new Congress begins it’s session.) This will screw up my plans for Spain. But; I want to be able to strengthen my weakened body before I begin another assault on this tired, old body… FYI some of the equipment is arriving to help me with my Rejuvenation.
I’m now off almost all drugs; I’m hoping that there will be some stubble on both my head and face (I look like the picture in the heading – just twenty-five years on) soon!
If I’m honest – I was hoping for 90-95% reduction of the tumour. BUT, to put things into perspective – instead of being dead – I now have a couple of more years added to my life expectancy and the possibility of even more through further treatments.
All in all – a damn good result!