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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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Friday, 31 July 2009

Radiotherapy Has Started

No more trips to Manchester now then.

Went to Cheltenham yesterday and saw a really helpful Doctor who not only saw Colin at very short notice but also spoke to Dr P from QE, Birmingham and discussed to best course of treatment for Colin. It was decided that the best course of treatment would be Radiotherapy.

So he had his first lot yesterday at 5pm and the next at 11am today followed by 3 more on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday next week.

While we were in Cheltenham we went to see an old friend Rob who has a pub down there called the Somerset Arms, which was only 5 mins away from the hospital.

Not only does Colin have to go the Cheltenham 5 times but we also have to go there on Sat & Sun as Kieran is camping with Cubs at the Morgan Centenery Festival on Cheltenham Racecourse this weekend, so I think we will have had enough of the place by Wednesday.


  1. Thinking of you all and wishing you every good wish for the best possible outcome - The Taunton Bebbingtons

  2. Thanks Anne, Hopefully Radiotherapy will do its job ;-)