Golden nuggets

I was back at the hospital yesterday to be told that my scan results are “excellent”….not a complete elimination of every trace of the cancer (as I knew) but the best results possible. I was told that “excellent” is a standard rarely used for these scan results…so it’s very good news.

I now have to continue with the long-term treatment and hope that it sustains the position…then surgery. The doctor I saw yesterday worked on the Cleopatra clinical trial for pertuzumab (the pricey…very pricey new drug I have been and will continue to be given) and he was extremely positive about it – I have been very lucky to have been prescribed this very new treatment and if I had been diagnosed even a month or so earlier than I was, the drug would not have been available for me to use. I do take on board that the staff of the oncology department are an unusually positive lot given the speciality and whatever the news but Β this has to be a golden nugget moment! So..hang the “incurable” diagnosis for the moment. For once I am in the right place at the right time with the right doctors.

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19 thoughts on “Golden nuggets

  1. Oh Wend, that’s great to hear. I feel my snorkel has been un-bunged. Doing more cheer-leading and pom-poms are twirling ’round the flat. In my mind’s eye you are doing the same and it creates an interesting image.
    Sal xxxx

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  2. This sounds great, Wendy. I hadn’t realised that you’ve been given a new treatment. What a huge difference that can make. I know it’s a hell of a long way to go up the hill, but it may not be feeling quite as steep.
    David x

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  3. So so pleased with positive news, uncork the champagne. Hope you get stronger day by day. Thank heaven for the miracle drugs.
    All our love
    Paul and Annexxxxxxx

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  4. WOW! We at Rainsbury Central are delighted that you are in the right place at the right time! I think i will join the cheer-leading and pop-pom twirling! love pamela xx

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  5. Great news, have a dance with George C. And celebrate! Really well done and sending you hugs Alyson xxxπŸΈπŸŠπŸŠπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ˜„

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    1. That was novel, dancing with George C! Hadn’t tried that before… Now the major issue seems to be going well…it is time to think about such things as…will I need an entire new wardrobe for after breast surgery? (I guess the NHS may not fund that…) Should I get myself off on holiday before they find some bad news to tell me? Why am I unable to write the novel I want to write?…..and so the days seem to get filled! Hope all’s well with you… Big hugs all round Wxx

      http://www.wendoxford.wordpress.com

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      1. No excuses about the novel now Wendy. The convalescence period when you don’t feel very mobile after your surgery will be perfect for writing!
        My previous comment saying how pleased I was by your news doesn’t seem to be here so I’m glad I e-mailed as well. I must have failed to post the comment. I’m obviously not very proficient at blogging but never one to give up I’ll now try again!

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