I had not had the verdict of the CT Scan on the 24th so I rang Sandra, the Macmillan Nurse, on Friday and left a message. She rang this afternoon and it's good news. I explained I had not yet had the result of the scan. She told me to hold on while she looked. This surprised me as I didn't realise she had access to the scans. After a few seconds she was back. "Let's have a look," she said, and then: "Mm... I can't see any change, Gerald, no, I can't see any. You want to go on holiday, don't you?"
I laughed. "How did you know that?"
"I bet you want to go to America, don't you?"
"You are exactly right, Sandra, do you think it will be okay to go?"
"I don't see why not."
"This is good news, isn't it? I mean it's around eight months since the last scan."
"Yes, it's encouraging, isn't it?"
I hadn't put he phone to speaker and could see that my little brother was anxious about the result. I gave him a thumbs up and he's all smiles.
We are both all smiles as our trip to Circle Bay now seems to be definitely on.