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Some Good News

As you have probably guessed from the title of this post I had some good news after this weeks CT scan. The tumours in my lungs have not changed but the ‘abnormalities’ (as they frustratingly still call them) in my liver and pancreas have shrunk. My oncologist even struggled to find the shadow on my pancreas when I asked to see the scan. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t frustrated and concerned the tumour on my lungs hasn’t also reduced but looking at the positives, the little fucker has stopped growing and the chemo/everything I am doing has done this. After all I have been through, everything Im doing to fight this and after being knocked down to rock bottom recently, its a well needed boost for my morale. I can actually feel the pressure temporarily release when I get good news. Its another up in this rollercoaster. Lets hope it keeps on going up and stops while at the top! Its been a great week and its the first time I’ve had that Friday feeling in well over a year. Ive had a smile on my face since being told the news yesterday.

I finally managed to get to Barcelona this week for some overdue sun and a bit of culture. Its done me the world of good to get away and my batteries have been recharged, even if it was just a couple of days. I feel refocused and ready to go again! Physically I feel the best Ive felt since starting chemo last February and I hope thats testament to all I am doing to keep fit and healthy. Because Im feeling a lot better Im planning on escaping somewhere for a few days each round of chemo from now on, during my good week. I may as well make the most of my time off work, and I think I’ve deserved it.


I got a bit excited this week and ordered some more phys equipment. Now I’ve got a bit more energy I cant wait any longer to get my fix. This may be a bit dangerous as Im going to have to learn how to take it easy, and not go too hard with the amount of frustration I have built up! I always used to hit some PBs after a short break so if thats still the case then hold on tight for some serious gains….or maybe not just quite yet.


My hair has thinned a bit and its doing its own thang, but I’m just grateful it hasn’t all fallen out this time. The chemo has played a sick joke on my once famous moustache. Its slowed down the growth and turned it all blonde, except for the small area under my nose, which is dark black! So I now look like Adolf Hitler.


Ill keep this one short and sweet. The weather looks great this weekend so Im looking forward to enjoying it in the new garden, christening my BBQ and Im really looking forward to getting out in the boat for the first time in well over a year due to being too ill last year. So it should be an awesome weekend just before I start round 5 on Monday and the weather turns again. Im going to stop talking about myself and the weather now. Hope you all enjoy your weekend and as always thank you so much for the ongoing support, kind messages and reading me moan 😉 Big love x

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  • Mark Sergison

    Good to hear mate, have a belting weekend!

    May 7, 2016 at 9:04 am Reply
  • Lian Berry

    Amazing news glad to hear some positives keep your pekker up

    May 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm Reply
    • Julian

      Thanks Lian!!

      May 7, 2016 at 10:59 pm Reply
  • Jodi Jess

    Last night I read right from the beginning of your journey .. ! Honest, Heartfelt, Funny, Informative and an Inspiration to others! Keep heading up and stay up as you put it!

    May 10, 2016 at 7:52 am Reply
    • Julian

      Thank you Jodi, very kind of you to say xx

      May 31, 2016 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • Mary scholz

    Hi It’s a good idea to get away when the going is good, Barcelona is beautiful isn’t it ,I can see on the Blog I’m going to read next, that you went to Rome , you are getting your Culture fix aren’t you .selfie stick comes in handy when you want to get the whole of the Colosseum in the back ground .
    I’m not reading these in quite the right order you wrote them ,but are telling it like it is ,& you have a positive attitude,& we are rooting for you all the way !!!

    Stay good Mary .

    October 7, 2016 at 8:39 pm Reply
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