Hi family and friends,
I went to the hospital on Thursday last feeling weak -I had to use a wheelchair to more around the corridors of the hospital- but hoping that the doctors would decide that my body was strong to receive the first session of this new type of chemo.
As the cancer I have now is more aggressive than previous cancer, the chemo has to be stronger. After examining me, listening to how I’ve been these days, and more tests, the thedical team said gloomily: the cancer has very rapidly advanced over the last days and weeks. It’s now so widespread throughout your body that the chemo will be unable to stop it. We are not going to give you this chemo -it would increase the toxicity in your body and increase your discomfort and pain- and we propose that we put you in touch with the palliative care unit.
“You have a bad and extremely aggressive case of Grade 4 cancer”, the doctors said, “and there seems to be no way of stopping it, without some divine intervention or other”.
I am at home at present and I am being looked after very well by my colleagues here in Pacífico where I live, and awaiting developments. Interestingly enough I am sleeping well these nights.
As they gave me stronger pain control medication (including a little morphine in tablet form to be taken twice daily) I am not in any pain really. Just very tired, with little or no appetite, and my abdomen and legs and feet swelling.
But we are in the hands of our Father God, the best of hands and no doubt he’s drawing much good from all this.
I am offering it all up for you and all your families.
Meanwhile let us continue to pray to God for that miracle, through the intercession of our beloved Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Josemaría and all the angels and saints.
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