.......You wait for ages then 3 come along together.
I was still celebrating the news about my Sutent application this morning when I had a call from Christies. From the man himself, Prof H.
In a nut shell my tumour is 'the best it gets' as far as responding to HDIL2 is concerned. And with my good health and relative youth (koff) the chances of my responding and getting that elusive cure is about 50% according to Prof H. (Im not even thinking about that now - it sounds too good to be true doesnt it?)
And he wants me to start next week. Now Im not often lost for words but I sure was then - I muttered something about going to Brazil on 18th Dec and he said it should be fine - I will have 3 weeks to recover.
So Im off to Manchester to start treatment on Sunday - and Im terrified !! Maybe terrified isnt the right word, very apprehensive though. Very very apprehensive. IL2 is so toxic and has such unpleasant side effects. And being in ITU for 8 days wont be much fun either. I think Ive just got to surrender myself to it, have faith in the doctors and nursing team up there, and focus on Xmas on Cococabana.
Basically Im very very lucky - Ive got the best chance that IL2 will work - and if it doesnt I have Sutent lined up as a 2nd line treatment.
How things change.
The outlook was so bleak a few weeks ago - it just goes to show you should never give up on yourself - because you can be sure your doctors wont. And in Dr P and Prof H I know I have two of the very best.
So next week I need loads of positive thoughts please winging their way up to Manchester.