[DWJ] health update

Kait Bessing kait.bessing at comhem.se
Tue Aug 25 15:14:29 EDT 2009

Please send on my best wishes to DWJ as well!

I went through a major operation earlier this year (not cancer), and had a 
long convalescence; so I know what that's all like.

Kait in Stockholm, Sweden

Minnow wrote:
>> DWJ has authorised me to tell this forum what has been going on
>> since I last wrote about her health here, and also to send her
>> thanks to anyone here who has sent her good wishes.
>> As you know, she was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year,
>> an early diagnosis because she had a chest X-ray for something
>> different and it was spotted.
>> She was taken in to hospital in July and the tumour was removed,
>> along with one lobe of her left lung.
>> After a short period of recovery in a ward she came out of hospital
>> for a week but was then taken back in and put into isolation with
>> what they eventually decided was not c. difficile.  (They haven't
>> said what it was.) She lost a lot of weight (about thirty pounds)
>> and her recovery from the surgery was delayed by deterioration in
>> her general physical health.
>> She escaped again on 14th August, and went home weak and ill but
>> happy to be out of hospital in time for her birthday that weekend.
>> 24th August they asked her to go back in for a follow-up clinic.
>> I wrote what they told her onto my hand at the time, and didn't want
>> to ask about spelling, so this may not be quite right, but it was
>> roughly
>> "A T2 tumour, N knot, no nodal involvement, no lymph involvement."
>> No chemotherapy was suggested as being necessary.
>> She has to go back for a check-up every three months for a year,
>> then every six months for two years, then once a year thereafter.
>> I gather that this result is about the best that can be hoped for in
>> the case of a tumour on the lung, and that as soon as she starts to
>> be able to eat again she can expect to make a good recovery.  I
>> really hope that now she no longer has the possibility of
>> chemotherapy hanging over her, she will be able to relax a little
>> and everything will start to go better.
>> Minnow
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