As you all know, I found out back on September 11th (ah, the irony) that my small tumour had started to show signs of aggression. The doctor told us that I am in "tiger territory"...ie - not a good scenario. Since then I have been doing everything possible to put myself in the best position to fight this big time! No more fooling around.
I have been on a fairly strict diet to clean me out and build up my immune system to fight. Lost about 20 pounds so I'm pretty happy about that (as is my beautiful wife Tasha :)
Tash and I have gone to Edmonton to see a Medical Intuitive who tells me that this is probably not cancer and that I will get through.
Tash and I flew out to Vancouver to see a Natural Healer who also feels confident that this is not cancer and that I will get through it.
I would love to truly believe that what they are saying is for real, but it is definitely hard considering what the latest 2 MRI's are showing.
The last MRI results that we saw on Tuesday show significant growth in just over 2 months. It is definitely making a strong statement!
As hard as it was to see this, after having a good cryfest and pondering it for a day, I now feel like I'm back in the driver's seat taking control. Reminds me of my old days of flying when I was teaching students and using the term "I have control" when I had to take over because they were about to crash the plane.
I am scheduled to start radiotherapy in the next couple of weeks. Will be going in every day to have my head zapped to try and kill the cancer cells. Should be doing that for 6 weeks. Getting ready to watch my hair fall out. You can call me Mr. Bald. Reminds me of my brother Sean.
Will most likely follow up with chemotherapy for 6 to 12 rounds. Crappy part is that it isn't covered by the Alberta Government as it is still in a trial mode. The cost is $10,000 monthly. Ouch!!
What happens after that will be determined when the time comes. I'm literally living day to day.
Sad that it takes something like this to remember how important our time here truly is. We get so wrapped up with the craziness of life that we often forget how valuable every day is.
I'll be updating this as time goes on to keep you posted. I send you all massive hugs and look forward to talking to you soon.
A Toast to Tricia
7 months ago