23 December - Nothing To Report

Just a brief update following our hospital visit this afternoon. Nothing To Report. My blood count is OK so we are all set to start the third chemo cycle next week.

I'm not getting an MRI scan any time soon. Olga and I would really like to see evidence that we are beating the tumour but according to the doctor, a scan this soon after radiotherapy could give misleading results due to side effects of the treatment. The tumour could actually appear to have got bigger. I probably won't get a scan for another 4 months.

The best sign that there is nothing to worry about is that I don't experience tumour symptoms such as headaches, seizures or vomiting. So I just have to be a patient patient and keep on taking the tablets.

Meanwhile, Christmas starts now! I hope yours is a happy one too!