Something on my mind.

Posted on May 15th, 2009 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

I would have been happy not to do another entry here, at least for another 10 years. After a sub-substantial break, my writer’s block has come to an end.

A lot has happened in the time since I last posted anything on here. I will just keep this brief for now and update the cancer side of things for this time.

Physically, I have been feeling really well and have been enjoying renewed energy, getting back into work and trying to maintain good health. A couple of months ago, a bump appeared on the crown of my head where a lesion was last year. It grew slowly but worried me enough to get it tested. The results came back all clear, so we waited for the bump to go down. Well, it didn’t go down so I asked to have it checked again last Friday. It had become quite large (like half a golf ball under my skin). The results came back positive this time for plasmacytoma so I will be beginning another few weeks of testing, planning, discussions and decision-making and starting treatment again.

As far as we know, the lesion is not in my brain, but just on the skull. As far as we know, there is not other evidence of other lesions. As far as we know, my bloods remain normal – a good sign. It looks as though the most likely treatment will be radiotherapy with chemo. I am reluctant to have radiation to my head. It’s not a pleasant experience, as far as I know.

I am in good spirits, although the news was initially quite difficult. I am not sure how things will progress from here at this point so I have nothing really more to say for now, but I guess I just wanted to officially be here to welcome you back. I’d feel like I was being a bad host otherwise.

2 comments.

cons

Comment on May 15th, 2009.

Cam I am walking with you as always. xx

Hamo

Comment on May 16th, 2009.

Bummer mate – thinking of you