Damn hospital letter – Stage 4 melanoma

Yesterday I received a letter from my oncologist, it was addressed to DWP to support a PIP claim, all good. However, I was just copied in on this letter and to say it was bleak is a bit of an understatement. It says as my disease has progressed in one site ( I have mets in 3 sites at the moment) this will be dealt with locally (surgery). BUT this means unfortunately there is likelihood now of disease progression and my current treatment will be deemed ineffective and stop. As this is my final line of treatment available, the prognosis will be 3 to 6 months. EA8DE317-94FB-487D-B925-A5371A26665A

Now, while I am aware of the ‘limited options ‘ I wasn’t really aware that this is it and if it stops working I have very little time left on this planet. It did put a huge dampener on my day I have to be honest. BUT as the treatment is still working, as my last CT in October showed, the surgery to remove the errant tumours has been done….so I am two lumps down,  I am determined to keep fighting this bastard disease.

So this morning I went for a walk, only a mile round the local,park, but the cold and fresh air has done me the world of good.  I’m still healing from the surgery so didn’t want to go too far, but getting outside has given me time to put all this nonsense in its place and no more doom and gloom for me.




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