Wednesday, 21 November 2007


Well I guess I left things hanging a few months ago. It turned out the news wasn't good and we had a huge shock when the tests revealed that my husband had a malignant tumour on his forearm. It was a soft tissue sarcoma and is quite rare. He had it diagnosed on 12th September and had it removed the next day. The surgeons were happy they had removed all of it but he is currently having radiotherapy as a "mopping up" exercise just in case.

As you can imagine we were both extremely shocked, having been told for several months that it was just a fatty lump. I had not had any contact with cancer before, except for my grandmother dying of breast cancer so I immediately thought the worst. However, my husband is the opposite and is a very positive person so he just told everyone we knew. The messages we got back were amazing, and all kinds of people came out of the woodwork admitting to either having cancer themselves or having close relatives with it. And ALL the stories were of survivors! This was such a great help to me, and his treatment has gone so well that I can almost forget about it. But not quite.

He will be closely monitored now but we are hoping that this has just been a temporary blip and that once the radiotherapy is finished we can get back to normal in the New Year.

As for my diabetes over this time.......don't ask!!!


Donna said...

I am so glad you're back. We've missed you here. I'm glad things are going well with your husband. (You both have been in my prayers.)

Cancer is such a scary thing. My mother-in-law went through breast cancer treatment last year & came through it with flying colors! It is simply amazing what they can do in the medical community for cancer these days.

Stress is a pain in the behind to diabetes, isn't it? Hopefully, after things settle down with your husband, your diabetes will improve, too.

Keep us updated if you have time. And thanks for letting us know you're both okay.

Minnesota Nice said...

Yes, Dee, I remember you leaving us with the cliffhanger and am glad that things are looking up for the Mr. For most of us, I think db care comes in second when were're in a family crisis. Forgive yourself and move on.
Happy Thanksgiving.