Update as follows……..
I met with the team to review the PET scan results which was not a heap of good news.
Bottom line is I am being admitted to hospital in the morning as I have a very low white bloods cell count and more than likely will receive a blood transfusion to counter this.
The cancer is still evident in my chest cavity and has also now appeared in a node in my right arm
Once again the right lung is showing a large pleural effusion – which has to be drained as I am struggling to breath because of this
I am also struggling to swallow – and the scan shows that this is mainly due to a mass-pushing from within the neck region – they are hoping to widen the opening with an endoscope and ballon to apply pressure to widen the narrowing or perhaps even a stent – but the latter might be a tad difficult as my esophagus has been removed and placing a stent too close to the gastric join might cause complications – remember when my esophagus was removed my stomach was pulled up into the chest and attached in the neck region
Moving forward they have to treat the above listed signs and symptoms in the hope of making me comfortable in order that I can build up the required strength / body mass so that I can continue the fight
In my current condition they cannot give me any further radiation or chemotherapy