So round comes the first oncology appointment with the one and only Dr Strong Name, so this is somewhere id never ever imagined entering myself, thats something you should never believe. So the whole family have trudged along not sure what is more nerve racking us all having to sit in a tightly confined waiting area and then doctors room (which is tiny by the way) or the actual news the Dr is about to break.
I’m ready with my list of questions that mainly include can i continue to do the things i love, will i be able to play football again, will i be able to travel and can i go back to work. Im sure my questions are stupid at times and perhaps not what they’re expecting but there whats important to me and thats the key thing try and maintain the things that are important to me in my life.
Mum has her google research love her for that (saves me from all the googling, my mum the googling wiz as well as being the best mum on the planet and one of my best friends). Mum has and always has had a ridiculous habit of waking up at random times and googling anything and everything, but i obviously at the moment there is a burning topic on peoples minds.
David and Josie also armed with questions they have handy having someone with some medical experience in with you.
Dad armed with anecdotes from his wonderful social circle. Stories from every nurse he knows. Something I’m sure people going through the same thing can appreciate, is the annoyance when people are like oh i know someone who had exactly the same and they cured it through green tea or the weirdest looking juice (of which we did try), lets get to the facts medicine, your body and research is what will cure this. In the future they will find a cure to this horrible disease.
Kate and Dr strong name again i apologise for some of the events that took place this day :)!! but thank you!!!
So the appointment comes and goes and lot of various emotions are floating around the room but takes two words to really take your breath away… TERMINAL and PALLIATIVE!!! The power of these words its astounding and there it is a silent room.
So next step lets go smash this life and love every minute of it!!!