Saturday, 15 December 2007

So sad....

I post on a forum for Kidney Cancer patients.  We are a small, close little family with maybe 20 or so of us, mainly patients but a few wives of patients as well.  We gain support from each other, encourage each other and it generally really helps to feel you are not alone.

One patient, a chap about the same age as me, was diagnosed with his cancer at the same time, and with the same staging.  We both developed secondaries in September.  I had surgery and went on to have IL2, he went on to to a Sutent trial.

I have just heard, from his wife who writes on the forum, that he is now in a Hospice and terminal in the short term.

I am gutted - absolutely gutted.  We have been fighting this awful insidious disease along side each other.

God bless you Kevin, and your wonderful wife Kitty......

Jane

 

5 comments:

cayasm said...

How terribly sad, for Kevin and his family, after such a long fight.
my thoughts are with them.
Yasmin

pharmolo said...

It is very sad indeed for Kevin and his wife, they're both in thoughts at this time

Guido
http://journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/NorthernTrip/

jeadie05 said...

How very sad for them and you, please dont get down, Kevin wouldnt want that ,keep fighting ..love Jan xx

zoepaul6968 said...

How sad,our thoughts go out to his family,you must take strength,he would want you to carry on even though he cannot follow the same path,to you and your family,a christmas of hope and a new year blessing of new beginnings for you.zoe xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/domestic-chaos/

faircolleen said...

Its very sad about Kevin,no two cancer patients are alike so try not to worry.Deepest sympathy to Kitty