Sunday, 14 July 2019

Where they stuck an endoscope down my throat through

Where they stuck an endoscope down my throat through

Away in the face of death leaving only what is truly important remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose you are already naked there is no reason not to follow your heart about a year ago I was.

 Diagnosed with cancer I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas I didn't even know what a pancreas was the doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months my doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order which is doctors code for prepare to die.

 It means to try and tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months it means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that will be as easy as possible for your family it means to say your goodbyes I live with that diagnosis all day later that evening I had a biopsy.

 Where they stuck an endoscope down my throat through my stomach and into my intestines put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor I was sedated but my wife who was there told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctor started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery.

 I had the surgery and thankfully I'm fine now this was the closest I've been to facing death and I hope it's the closest I get for a few more decades having lived.
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