50.9% of terminal lung cancer sufferers die within thirty days of starting chemotherapy.
The good news is I’ve exceeded thirty days. Better still, I’m not being treated in Milton Keynes. What the hell are they doing to their patients there?
I’ve always been very wary of chemotherapy as a terminal patient. Being pumped full of chemicals to stay alive for a couple of months doesn’t seem like a beneficial trade off. That said, I’ve actually felt OK and predominantly pain free through my treatment.
More importantly, if I can cling on a bit longer then I might be accepted onto a clinical trial. Not that such a trial offers any guarantees. Not that the noble cause of furthering medical research is highu P in my mind. Survival is what it’s all about and I know the odds remain heavily against me.
Getting to next year will still be an achievement!