So I left my last blog entry very hopeful that 2015 would be great and couldn’t get any worse than 2014. How wrong was I…
Inbetween Christmas and New Year hubby had a dr’s appointment as he was still very breathless, the Dr took some blood and told him to come back after out holiday.
We went away on holiday to Egypt as planned , had a wonderful time it was great lazing by the pool every day , hot and cold running waiters bringing us drinks all the time. While we were there I got a text from work telling me my boss who I didn’t like had been made redundant which just made the holiday even better lol.
When we returned hubby eventually made a Dr’s appointment for the first week Feb, he got the appointment to coincide with my lunchbreak so I could go with him as he always worries he wont hear everything with his hearing problems, even with his hearing aids in he doesn’t always get all the info. The Dr felt it was a little too complex for her to deal with so sent him to the BRI and she insisted we went that afternoon. We duly went over and they admitted him to an observation ward, for allegedly a few hours. They sent him for xrays, then a CT scan and eventually at 6.30 and Dr came and told us they were keeping him in overnight as something had shown up on the CT scan and that he had a lot of fluid in one area of his lung and they wanted to draw some off and get it analysed. Which they did, he came home the following evening a Wednesday. On the Friday we had a call from the consultant at the hospital wanting him to go for a PET scan in Cheltenham as they believed he had a tumour in his lung.
We went for that and the appointment back with the consultant a week later. We walked into the room and there was another lady there as well who was introduced to us as a specialist nurse. The Dr then gave us the news hubby has lung cancer.
When you first hear that word you automatically think death… but as the adverts keep telling us more people live after cancer now than die from it, so we clung onto that, he had to go into hospital 3 weeks later where he had 1/2 his left lung removed. He has been going back to the hospital every couple of months and last week was told he doesn’t need to go back for a year which is fantastic news. We both feel life has been on hold since Feb now we can start to plan things again.
The twins boy’s were born in May and are another 2 grandchildren for us to spoil. Anyone who is a friend on fb will have seen the pictures I have posted.
Through all this the last payment for our IVA left my bank on 1st April, an event we didn’t even really think about with everything else going on. We are now just on the long GT wait for out CC.
This last 12 months have definatly put everything into perspective and made us realise health, family, and happiness are far more important than material things and the IVA became such an small part in the grand scheme of things. When we first started the IVA it was all encompassing every aspect of our lives, once we learnt to budget and settled into a routine it became where it should be ,there but not as huge as it was. By the end we didn’t even really notice that last payment going as everything overtook it.
Last weekend was the anniversary of his bike accident, cant believe how quickly it has flown by.
Hopefully we are turning a corner and can look forward now instead of back.