Friday, 9 October 2009

Sad News

I saw the consultant at Maidstone Hospital yesterday.

Unfortunately the treatment with Ofatumumab has done no more than slow down the growth of the cancer. As it is only a trial drug they can offer no more treatment with it and the consultant told me that the future looked bleak, possibly I have no more than a couple of months.

To say I feel gutted and devestated is an understatement.



jojo said...

sorry to hear such terrible news.

Funnyface said...

My Dearest Andy,
You will be in a state of shock right now - i remember only to well how my mother and i felt when she was given the very same news. In the next few days you will find strength - surround yourself with loved ones.
You are in my thoughts
Much love, Jayne X

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Sad news indeed, I second that you can surround yourself with friends and loved ones during this very difficult time.

Jane said...

My friend Andy,
I dont know what to say - except Im so very very sorry.
You will be in shock right now so take time - be with those you love and love you. And never forget there are those you have never met who hold you tight you in their thoughts and prayers,


Beth said...

Oh, Andy, I am just heartsick to hear this. Please know that there are plenty of us who have you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you a big hug, my friend. Love, Beth

Angie said...

Andy, Andy, Andy - I'm stuck for words here. I just can't imagine how you must be feeling now. I can imagine how I might feel - I think - but that's not the same. I know others are saying to surround yourself with loved ones but me, I would have to be on my own until I had it straight in my mind and THEN face my public. I wouldn't be able to deal with their grief AND my own both together.

However you deal with it there are plenty of us rooting for you and thinking of you. I'm just sorry you have to go through this.

love, Angie, xx

ADB said...

I am very sad to hear this news, and I cannot begin to fathom how this must make you feel. We are all here for you and with you, as are those who are with you in person. Keep posting.

pam said...

Hey Andy. I am so shocked and deeply saddened. Struggling to see the screen right now. I am so sorry to hear this dreadful news. I will be here If you should ever need me. Sending massive hugs your way. Love Pam. xx

Sugar said...

andy, i'm new to your blog, came by way of 'call 4 support'.
wanted you to know that many people, even those you've never heard of, are praying for you. we're hoping for a miracle, but if not, at least that you find strength & remain comfortable. your online friends (old & new) are here for you. we are only a mouse click away.
if you have loved ones close, let them share this time with you, if you have loved ones far awy, let them know too. they love you & will help give you some type of peace.
God bless you, sending up a prayer & lighting a candle for you.
sister sugar

Donna said...

I'm so sorry. This serves to remind me that we never know what tomorrow will bring.

God bless you.

Joann said...

Andy, don't give up on yourself... the news is bleak, but don't take it as it sounds.... My grandfather had cancer, they gave him 6 months, and he lived a GOOD life, a life WORTH LIVING, for at another 5-6 years. Anything is possible, WILL to live.

I'm saying prayers for you.

Lynne said...

I like what Joann shared. Will to live! I don't know if you ever saw the show "A-Team" but there was a gentleman, Dirk Benedict that faced off to cancer. He was given a bleak assessment too but proved them all wrong. I also concur with the others to surround yourself with love from family and friends. I'm pray God will give you peace and strength, and heal you.

madcobug said...

So sorry to hear this. You are in my prayers. May God bless you and be with you and give you a much needed uplift. Helen

Linda George said...

Andy, I am so sorry that you have been given this awful prognosis but I have known people be told the same sort of news, yet have lived years, rather than months. Please keep a positive attitude, live every day as if it is your last, as we all should do because who knows if we will ever see midnight.Do what you want and be with people you want to be with and we'll all pray for a miracle for you.

Love from Linda x.

Connie said...

I am truly sorry for you.
Those words don't feel adequate.
Know that your God is by your side every step of the way and you won't make the journey alone.
Sending hugs and prayers

Anonymous said...

.....thinking of you Andy.

Rache x

Ally Lifewithally said...

Andy I am so sad to hear your news ~ you are in my thoughts and prayers ~ I was given the same news a few years ago but I am still here ~ where there is life there is HOPE ~ Please never give up on HOPE ~ Ally x

Kathy said...

The words to comfort you won't come, but may it help you to know that you are so well thought of and prayers are going up for you - I've stopped by through our Support blog.

Sandra said...

Oh Andy, I can only say how very sorry I am.

Much Love

Sandra xx

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