Posted on September 21st, 2007 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

hospital.jpg Yesterday I was asked to check myself in to emergency department as my hip showed a pathological fracture. It took a few hours to get through as there is a bed shortage but eventually I was admitted to the orthopaedic ward. In the initial assessment in Emergency, the orthopaedic specialist identified that there was another lesion on my hip.
This was not great news but Elizabeth and I were half prepared for news of this kind. The pain in my hip has been a strange pain- deep and aching. Unusual.
The day started today with my usual radiotherapy appointment. Elizabeth and I were able to see the Oncologist. The lesion in the hip is cancer, and so my diagnosis has gone back to Multiple Myeloma. From there it was onto full body scan and a CT of my hip.
I was able to rest a bit this afternoon and then at about 5 o’clock I was visited by a haematology consultant that will be working with my current consultant. Elizabeth, Carms and I sat and listened as he went through the most likely process. I need to have surgery on my hip to treat the fracture either this weekend or next week. We are still waiting the results of the CT scan to determine what this surgery will involve. I am not allowed to weight bare on my left leg and I am now bound to either a walking frame or the bed. I will be undergoing tests to totally re-evaluate the prognosis. I will now go onto chemo while I am on radiotherapy.
I am sitting in hospital now surrounded by great friends and family. I am in good hands.


Iain & Anne

Comment on September 21st, 2007.

Still walking with you, Cam.


Comment on September 21st, 2007.

Dear Cam and Liz,
Um, this is a rather serious turn, but as you said, ‘the walk’ could take you/us in any direction. I am really sorry you guys are facing a bigger ordeal and pray your humour and attitude helps get you through. May you be surrounded and upheld by loving and praying people and feel God’s presence at all times. Distant strangers are standing in faith and praying for you…

Andrew & Robyn

Comment on September 22nd, 2007.

Wow – and I get stressed by stolen car, lost passport and a few language frustrations.

Thanks for the update and news about the hip.

Love the photo of the 2 of you side by side – I’n sure God had/has a plan.

Prayers are with you.

Andrew Hamilton

Comment on September 22nd, 2007.

Ouch – that isn’t good news at all – sorry to hear that guys

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