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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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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Away Camping...

Radiotherapy is over and done with, as because the tumours are on the brain they only like to use Radiotherapy once as any more could kill brain cells ( and as we all know Colin didn't have many to start with :-) ). He has been advised to wean himself off the steroids by lowering them by 1 tablet every five days unless any of the symptoms reappear and in that case he can increase them again. Hopefully the symptoms won't reappear and he will go back to his old self (mainly his tolerance).
He has been in touch with Dr P in Birmingham and will be having a CT scan shortly and then should be starting on Sutent, but before that we are going on holiday.
The holiday is a 10 day camping trip to Saunton, North Devon with his sisters Sue & Rachel and our nieces Laura & Holly so we should have a great time. Kieran will have someone to play with as Holly and him get on well and if Sue & Colin get to grumpy Rachel & I will leave them to it and go off somewhere with the kids.
Colin is like a big kid himself at the moment buying camping stuff and is very excited, partly I think because it's our first camping trip with Kieran.
If I survive the next 10 days with that lot it'll be a miracle, but it might just be fun and give us time to chill out, I think we need it after the last few weeks!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. good for you and your family relax have fun God Bless all of you