"hospital saved my life twice. part two"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Birmingham B15 2TH
Posted by jennie vines
my story carries... on 3 months later the team were staggered to find the tumour was shrinking. The doctor and his consultants were so excited.They could now operate and save my life. It wouldn't be a reconstruction as before. They could take the tumour out through my nose. I was a bit worried, I only have a little nose!!.I had so many scans and visits back and forwards to the hospital A tiny nodule had shown up previously on a chest xray but I think they were more concerned with saving the tumour spreading at that time. What a kick in the teeth it was when they checked another chest scan just before the surgery to find out it was lung cancer!! Rather ironic that when they sent me home and I thought I was going to die, I had started having a few cigarets after giving up smoking for 11 years. So it began again, another fight for my life and my surgery for the tumour had to be cancelled.Everyone was so upset for me. I remember it took the doctor in the cancer centre 10 mins with tears in his eyes to break the news about the lung cancer. The biopsy showed a different cancer to my tumour, it was late November 2012 by this time. I had certainly cured my fear of giving blood and afraid of needles!! Chemotherapy was to start on the 9th December and would take 13 weeks.My family were there as always to give me love and support. I was trying to cheer them up!! In February I celebrated my 67th bday and treated everyone to a slap up meal.After a short time to let me rest , I started radiotherapy. 21 days everyday in the week, The nurses were so gentle and kind. Then I got the great news, I had beaten lung cancer.!!God had given me another chance.The doctor was so thrilled for me and set the date for the surgery on the 3rd July 2013, nearly a year after they thought I would die. I needed a lot of courage for this operation, there were so many things that could go wrong. It was a complete success and I woke up thinking I am alive .Its been 6 months now, a few problems but hey I wake up every morning and thank god for another day,Its all due to the queen Elizabeth hospital, god bless them. I hope my story will inspire you to be brave, be strong, be positive and remember while there is life there is hope. My story has nearly ended. The only other thing is there were two different cancers in the same tumour they removed. I have confounded them yet again. Trust me to be different. watch this space!!