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The reason for my blog is that Colin had Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (secondary kidney cancer). In addition to this, his eldest brother David died in April 2008, 5 weeks after being diagnosed with Laryngeal Cancer and his elder sister Sue was diagnosed with Lobular Breast Cancer in March 2009. All that said, I am still smiling and trying to be up beat about everything because if I wasn’t I don’t think I would cope as well as I have so far. Sadly Colin passed away on 23rd Dec 2009.

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Monday, 4 May 2009

Seconds out - Round 1 Part 2

Here starts another week of worry/anxiety!!! I took Colin to the train station earlier as I'm making him catch the train to Manchester this time - only joking he is catching the train because it's a Bank Holiday and the traffic will be horrible. He has recovered fairly well from round 1, apart from his skin itching due to using the hibiscrub, I think he will be happy when he can stop using it.
They say the 2nd lot is worse than the first, here's hoping its not!!! fingers etc. crossed.
On the plus side I get to sleep in my own bed for the first time in over a week which will be strange.
I will try and update my blog each day with how Col is doing so watch this space.


  1. Hi Sandy.
    I sure hope that Colin's treatments this week will not be to hard on him but then he needs these to get on the road to recovery again. I know that sometimes it seems like it is one step backwards before going forward again.
    Take care Sandy and I am sending cyber hugs to all of you.((HUGS))

  2. Hi Sandy,

    While Hibascrub will cause dry skin,HD IL2 causes the worst itchiness I ever had. I was prescribed Hydroxyzine (atarax or vistaril)it helped a lot.My skin peeled off in sheets more than once.