March 8th 2019 was the day we found out one of our best friends had secondary bone cancer. And the day our lives came crashing down. It came as a total shock to us all. K only had a backache... it was severe, she was in huge amount of pain and had lost weight, but still it was ‘just’ a backache. Her MRI scan showed differently though. Secondary bone cancer was present in her spine, hip and groin. What followed was a devastatingly long weekend before we could go back to the hospital and find out where the primary source was. That Monday we found out it was also in her lung and liver. A week (of multiple tests, scans and hospital visits) later we knew she had Adenocarcinoma of the lung, EGFR deletion 19 - apparently the type of lung cancer that typically affects women aged 40-45 non smokers. Non curable.
This type though IS treatable and the aim is to get K to go into remission. Due to advancements in cancer treatments and drugs, Chemo is in the format of a tablet and means no hair loss, or sickness that can come from other chemo treatments. Which allows K to continue living a normal life far more easily.
We don’t know what the future holds, not yet anyway (although early results have been VERY positive). But we have seen first hand what the money put into cancer research can do and how it can give people back their normal every day lives without being in pain, and ultimately how it can give them longer to live.
We want to know that this will continue. We want K to carry on taking drugs to help get rid of the cancer all together. We want to help raise enough money to allow this to happen. Please help us do that ❤️
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