Show Must Go On!!! Last day of Movember

I was at work on Wednesday morning when I received a phone call.  I didn’t recognise the number, but knew straight away it was the hospital with bad news.  It turned out the call was from my oncologist Dr Simmonds.

He explained that the blood test results had just delivered to him and theres a link between the lump on my lymph gland and the slightly higher AFP (Alpha Feta Protein) in the blood.  This means that the growth there is a seminoma which is basically testicular cancer, which has spread.

I was mortified.  I didn’t know what to say, I just got taken away to another planet.

He told me that he wants to see me on Monday at The QA Hospital with regards to having another CT scan so they can stage the tumour, then arrange for chemo to commence.  He also said that they will sort me out AGAIN.

Thats all I know at the moment, until Monday afternoon.

I phoned Angie straight away and as soon as I heard her voice, I just broke down and couldn’t speak.  I thought I was explaining but Angie couldn’t understand a word I was saying.  I calmed down a bit and went through what Dr Simmonds had told me.  She cracked up.  I think we spent the next 5 minutes just crying down the phone.

I gave myself a kick up the arse and carried with work.  Angie called my mum and explained what was going on……..I dread to think what that phone call sounded like!!!


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