Homeward bound

They say 24 hours is a long time in politics.

Well it’s been some 24 hours for me in Ward 8 at the Western.

I put it down to the many inspirational and hilarious quotes many of you sent me last night.

But from yesterday’s prognosis of being in here for possibly 10 days, I’ve just just this minute finished packing my bag and will be heading home this afternoon.

My consultant paid me a positive visit this morning and said she was very happy with the results of my CT scan, my more recent blood tests, and the way I’d reacted to my chemo.

So much so that I can head back to the family today and just need to pop in as an out-patient on each of the next three days to get my intravenous steroids.

And double good news is that they’ll book me in for my next session on the Monday before Christmas meaning I should – assuming I don’t react too badly – be home in time to see the kids open their presents on Christmas morning.

I’m not getting carried away. She hasn’t told me they’ve found a miracle cure, but in this game you grab every positive with both hands and don’t let go.

One on my key blood markers suggests that the cancer’s progression is less aggressive than it might have been and should respond better to treatment.

And apart from not getting to sleep until 4am and feeling ever so slightly nauseous, I otherwise feel fit as a fiddle!

I’m told that’s partly due to a steroid high and that I’ll crash down soon. But I’ll have my own bed to crash in to.

Can’t wait to get home and see the kids. Missing them like hell.

A x


About Andrew Slorance

Husband, father, son, brother, cyclist, pen pusher, pedant, contrarian , fights Mantle Cell Lymphoma in my spare time.
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7 Responses to Homeward bound

  1. Grainne kelly says:

    Fabulous news !!!!


  2. Sheila Thomson says:

    Drew am so pleased that you are getting home and your blog is keeping us all up to date!good news that you are responding well to the treatment and you will take all in your stride just like me! That C is just a pain for all concerned but stick in there!know what you mean about the steroids you just about had to scrape me off the ceiling!! Thinking of you all SheilaX


  3. Anthony says:

    Welcome home Andrew. Not into this blogging thing but keep in touch via calls from Louise and Jenny – So far today over an hour !!
    Love the blog – keeps me up to date with accurate information. The phone calls are sometime confusing !! Will speak this evening


  4. Willie Boslem says:

    Fabulous news for you and importantly your wife and kids. Looking forward to hearing how your weekend went and if you volunteered for SgoRR!!


  5. bobby ronnie says:

    Great news Andrew and you’ll also not have me phoning you to respond to emergencies – so hopefully a quiet Christmas in the slorance household for the first time in a long while!


  6. Jane Russell says:

    Positive start to your treatment Andrew and nothing beats your own bed and surroundings, no matter how bad you are feeling! Plus good for the kiddies to see you at home rather than in hospital eh AND cuddles from your wee ones are priceless on your road to recovery! Keep your chin up and loving the blog! Take care…………………….


  7. Gemma Stewart says:

    Loving your blog Andrew – it’s so much better than the ScoRDS blog 😉 hurrumph! Gemma x


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