[DWJ] health update

Kyra Jucovy arykiy at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 15:36:02 EDT 2009

I am going to prove that I have actually returned to the list in order to
also say that I'm so happy to hear that DWJ has had these positive results
and thank Minnow for relaying the information.  Please convey my hope that
she does in fact continue to feel better!


On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 5:22 AM, Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> 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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