Hey Everybody! Just thought I would post a quick update since we have found out more news from the biopsy.
So the official diagnosis is that it is stage 2 cancer. The surgeon managed to get rid of as much if not all the tumour as possible, but there could still be some traces left so the next stage is radiotherapy to try and blast as much as possible so that we can be as safe as we can for the future.
Obviously this was quite a shock to hear, so anyone out there who has any niggles, pins and needle sensations, sharp pains in their back, if it persists for more than a few days get it checked it out as soon as possible just to be on the safe side. I was told for 10 months that I was wearing shoes that were too small, that it was my sciatic nerve, or that I needed in soles. That's what doctors know!
The important thing though is that I am now home and comfortable. No more being propped up in a hospital bed waiting for meals and getting blood pressure tested. No more around other sick people and being able to have a good night's sleep, it makes a difference for sure!
In the meantime, my wife Hannah has me attempting to grow a beard which is looking abysmal, but we thought we would try it since I am I hiding out during my recovery. All it has done is confirm I should never try Movember in the future.
Now I am catching up on all my old xbox 360 games and dvd boxsets, as well as all the kickstarter boardgames I have been buying but not playing yet. I still have pains and needles in my fingers so could be some time before I'm picking up a pencil and doing serious drawing, but hopefully that will get better with time.
All the best to everyone and thanks again!