Mar 13, 2014 - 11:03 am
I have been having a pretty crappy time since my last post. I had been suffering incessant coughing so my GP sent me for an X-ray which showed a tumour in the left lung. I had been awaiting a full body scan at that time, so this was rushed forward. I then went back to see the Oncologist to discover that not only do I have the original three tumours outside the kidney, and cancer in the lymph, but a new tumour on the kidney and tumours in both lungs. The one in my left lung is almost 5 cm, I have had six scans in the past year and unless these tumours appeared magically, I can only assume they were wearing camouflage jackets. The larger tumour is pressing against my airway, no wonder I sound like I am smoking 60 a day. The cough is pretty constant and unbearable and I can't speak without choking.
I am now starting on Votrient, today in fact. My Oncologist had left me with the comforting words "that if this doesn't work, we can remove your left lung and your right kidney", Oh!so that's alright then!!!. What a huge change in less than a year. I started out with a small tumour, removed fully encapsulated with expectation of a pretty clear outlook for the future. I am extremely pissed off, just as well I can't speak or the air would be more than blue! I can only say that should I need a lung and kidney removal in the near future I am calling in my plumber Jean-Marc, he couldn't possibly do a worse job!
According to a Bloomburg Study dated 2013, France, Ireland and Iceland are at the top of the list for Health Efficiency, France is supposed to have the best cancer survival rates in Europe! I wish someone had asked for my input on that one!
My husband has advised the local health authority that he is looking to take action for their incompetence. Unfortunately that caused Lorient to drop me like a hot potato. I have been shipped back to Vannes, but I refuse to go so my GP is trying to get me transferred to Rennes, so fingers crossed. They have a major cancer center there, with doctors who hopefully have 20/20 vision and more than one brain cell between them!