First of all thank you so much for all the comments, cards, some are beautiful handmade ones and all your lovely words. I did not realise there are so many of you who went through cancer as well and those are so encouraging with good solid advice.
I've managed to do some stitching and finished the 'Summer' part as shown, of the 4 seasons which is ready to go to France for the 'Crossing Oceans' exhibition organised by Jane Rollason.
I'm doing mindful meditation which helps and reading a good book on training your brain to make you get better
After the biopsy I felt quite well and we did go to France for a perfect week of sunshine, gentle swims and being lazy. No phonecalls, no internet, no visitors. It did both of us the world of good. John managed to cut the hedges and grass and tidy it all up for the visitors this summer.
On Monday we saw the oncologist and chemo starts in two weeks. They fit me with a semi-permanent line in my arm to administer the drugs. One day in hospital on a 4 - 6 hour drip, then home with a pump for a slower dosage for 2 days, followed by 11 days off before we start this cycle again for 12 weeks.
After that another CT scan and progress will be monitored along the way.
It all sounds quite scary with the possible side effects, but so many go through it and this method does show good results. I should be able to continue doing gentle things like stitching, hopefully they can put the line in my left arm! And will try and update you how it all goes after a couple of cycles.
Thank you all again - I do read each comment and keep smiling!!!