I'm still in hospital, but am being allowed out regularly. However it now looks like I'll be discharged later this week or early next week. I will then start a new cycle of chemotherapy with surgery to take place later in the year. The chemo will be once every three weeks but this time will involve drugs that cause hair loss. I'm also going to be put on a new drug which up to now has only been approved for bowel cancer but has recently been licensed for other types. It's a monoclonal antibody which restricts blood flow to the tumour. There will be four sessions of chemo followed by a rest period of about six weeks meaning surgery will probably take place in November or December.<P>
In the meantime I will still need to be fed by nasal tube and the hospital is giving me a feeding pump and drip stand and showing me how to use it. The feed is available from my local pharmacy. It sounds daunting but I'm sure I'll rise to the occasion.