Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday 10th August 2008

What a week it has been emotionally. DH had his annual check and the news is not good they have found two lesions and last Wednesday the oncologist confirmed that they are cancerous . DH has pretty much fallen to pieces this time and I am trying to be strong for him because he needs my support and strength.

On Friday we went to see the liver surgeon and he had a look at the PET scans and the news is even worse. Apparently he doesn't think it's operable because one is right near the main artery the last artery that the blood goes through before it enters the heart.

He said he will need to consult with the other surgeons on Tuesday to see what can be done and that will be the 12th so we have to again wait till next Wednesday which is when our next appointment is with him to hear the outcome.

It's very hard having to wait and wait for answers all the time . You don't know how to cope because you don't know what it is that you have to cope with. One of the hardest things was to tell our son that his dad's cancer has come back and I had to ring the Cancer council for their help because we didn't know how to tell him they were very helpful but it was still an extremely hard thing to do.

Kim is feeling more positive then he did when we first got the news and has started a Budwig diet for people with cancer which is eating raw and organic fruit and vegetables and having Flex seed oil and he is also focusing on getting fit and ready if they go ahead with surgery so that he can recover faster then the last time.

Thank goodness for knitting because I am sure that somehow it is helping me at these stressful times . It's DD's birthday next Wednesday and I have finished the Jo Sharp Garter Stitch Jacket for her. I am really pleased with how it turned out. The colour didn't show up on the photos properly it's a beautiful blue green in real life.

Yarn: Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran Tweed. Colour: Tartan Needles used: Knit Picks 5.5mm/US9 and 4.5mm/US7
Buttons: 40mm Shell x 2 - You can really see on this photo how lovely the buttons are .


Donna (Random Knits) said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news, Helen. I know that every time David goes in for his checkup, I get so anxious waiting for the all clear, I can't imagine how bad it feels to not get it. I'll be thinking of you all.

2paw said...

Oh Helen, I am sad to hear your family's news, but glad to hear that your husband is feeling more positive. Wishing you all well, and thinking of you.
Very nice cardigan!!!!!!

monica said...

I am so saddened to hear the news of the recurrent cancer. I will keep you and Kim and your entire family in my prayers. I hope you will get some postitive news on the 12th.

The sweater you knit for your daughter is beautiful.

Obsessed with knitting said...

Oh Helen, I am so sorry to hear this news. My healing thoughts are with you and your family, especially your DH.