Unfortunately, the Oncologist proved to be correct when he foresaw progression. In May 2012, I received the terrible news that Abi’s tumour had started to grow again.
“Mr. Langston, we can wait no longer,” the Oncologist told me. “Abi should start chemotherapy immediately,” he said, firmly. He was a bright, caring medical professional who clearly had Abi’s best interests at heart. So I couldn’t easily ignore his opinion. Yet the more I researched, the more I thought that chemotherapy wasn’t the right option for Abi. Not yet, anyway; I did not want to subject her to the risks posed by such potent drugs until I felt there was no other option. With Abi looking extremely well, I didn’t think we were quite at that stage.