Nov 25, 2010 - 5:40 am
After completing 12 weeks of chemo following the removal of most of his stomach in June due to signet ring carcinoma of the pylorus, a visit to our oncologist this week has confirmed a clean bill of health for my husband! YAY! He said to go home & get on with life!
He is still a bit thin (up to 56kg now), tires easily, & doesn't enjoy eating, but has already started exercising again (swimming and small jog on the beach) which he finds empowering! He plans to compete in an Olympic triathlon next May!
To celebrate the 'all clear', we are flying to Perth, Western Australia, to spend 2 weeks on holiday just south of Perth. We can't wait!
The hard yards are behind us, tho I will be trying to get him into a 'post cancer' Men's Workshop, as the oncology nurses reckon that it will help him in his recovery big time. In turn, that will help me. it seems that there are lots of workshops for women, but not many for men. The first available one near where we live is in Feb, so will book him in!
Many thanks to all who helped us on the forum - just being able to tell someone about it who knows what it is like, is in itself, cathartic.
To those still undergoing treatment - stay strong & fight with all your might to beat the invader.