Same as Andrew, it's weird pressing "like" but it's just to let you know that we have read your waffling .
I hear what your saying about the now......three month scenario, but as far as I was concerned, I wanted it gone asap. I just didn't want it inside me any longer than was necessary,
As regards the scans, x rays and ultra sounds, they can't detect everything, only what the can see detect, at that moment in time. A week, month down the line, they may see something different. What i'm trying to say is that you can only make decisions on what you know now, not on what may happen.
If your cancer has spread, then you attack each bit of it as you find it. Treatment today is improving all the time, make best use of it....now. It's easy for the experts to say time isn't critical but, they aren't the one who has it.
Just deleted a load of waffle cos I realise where your coming from. If you have a scan and the outcome isn't good, why have more invasive treatment.
David was diagnosed with, as the oncologist put it, "extensive" oesophageal cancer. It's not one that is easy to treat and the five year statistics arn't good. I think we were both thinking along the lines of 12 months, but he's still here.....two and a half years on. His quality of life isn't what it was, limited energy, difficulty eating....but he's still here, able to enjoy time with his g/kids, in your case, next doors cat, and getting away in the van. After his treatment finished, he had a full body scan, and they couldn't find any signs of cancer,....at that moment in time.
We don't know what the future holds, we can only do our best with the information we have.
Hope a havn't confused you more, Off to the hospital now. Himself has two appointments this morning , one for his eyes and one for his foot,