Let me share with you my news.
There has been a while since my operation in July. A very tough time for myself, and my family. Another major procedure in my life, and I hope the last one.
Last week I had two appointments at Royal Marsden with my surgeon and radiologist. Both check-ups went well. I still can’t believe that they said I am at least for now, cancer free.
When my surgeon said: 'Your scans are clear Kamila' I asked: Are you sure? Then we had a long chat about my situation now. No one can promise me that cancer will not be back, but I have a chance to live longer without than with cancer.
He gave me some advice: ‘Stop worry about having cancer back’ etc. ‘Just live like every day is your last day’ He also told me it’s normal, that I do not trust the doctors when they say that everything is ok with me, after what I have been through.
I know it is not over. I still have a lot of appointments, check-ups, scans ahead but now I have hope, that I am going to see my daughter growing up, and my husband growing older :)
I am so grateful for all the support from my oncology consultants. Especially doctor Sarah Payne, who was the only one who fought for me, even when others said there was no hope. She said ‘let’s try every avenue’ she sent letters to the other hospitals asking for help. Thanks to her alone, a miracle happened.
My last option, the Royal Marsden invited me for an appointment and a chat. There were no promises but they said: let’s try. But first try another six treatments. Next time they said ‘We will see you in surgery’.
They are no words to thank my surgeon doctor Rasheed, and his team for all what they have done for me. There is no other hospital in UK which makes that kind of procedure, and not many in Europe at all.
I would like to thank all of you for being for me there, when I was in a dark place during a year of Chemotherapy, and toxic drugs. Thank you again and again for your positive thoughts, prayers, messages, emails, letters, cards, flowers, and all positive vibes when I needed them most. I knew I was not alone and so many people, were thinking of and supporting me.
A special thank you to the friends who came a long way to visit, both UK and all the way from Skiathos.
And finally, a big thank to my husband Ian and my daughter Ollie. Without them that would never happened. They stood by me, kept me strong, and never let me give up (even if at times, I really wanted to).
I am going to close ‘Kamila’s fight for life’ page very soon. It’s been four and a half years of pain and surgery. That was a long journey, but it’s time now, to move on and live.
Have a great Christmas everyone, we might even have one too for a change. Thank you all for being there for me. When I needed you most, and could not tell you.
Life is good
Later update: 11/12/2016
Kamila's fight for life (86 comments posted)
WOW! I have never expected response like that.
I know the many of have been affected by cancer somehow. I also believe people like happy news, rather something scary or terrible. So, perhaps I made your day, and you certainly have made mine!
Thank you all for your kind words, wishes messages and tears.
That means a lot to me and I will never forget it!
Have a wonderful cheerful Christmas, fulfil it with love, and the company of people who are important to you. That’s what matters for me the most!
Have a very Merry Christmas! xx