Can you help Nic get some Quality of Life?

Update posted by Debra Basson On Mar 16, 2017

I never thought Cancercare would ever be about money. Somehow I always had this idea that it's about saving lives. But sadly it's about just another day at the office.

We've laid eyes on the Oncologist probably for 25 minitues in the entire time. Sure he answers all my questions. How do I know which ones to ask? So I'm forced to ask Prof Google how this condition is, the survival rates, whether Chemo would actually change anything. What I found is that the mean life expectancy is 12.2 months without chemo and 14.6 months with chemo.

We've tried radiation three times now and Nic says the masks hurts him. Gives him severe paid on the left temple. They just force it on.

I've now decided to go in search of another Dr. I pray that it's just not too late.

I give him Cannabis Oil, Tumeric Tablets, Cayenne Pepper, A good range of vitamins, carotenoids and keep his body alkaline.

This is the hardest thing I've ever done, and I've had to do some really tough things in my time

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Update posted by Debra Basson On Feb 21, 2017

Like life is not hard enough.

At Nic's request we gathered all the children. We had just fetched my youngest son from the airport's drop and go and were on our way to Muizenburg for a family get together. Nic's son was travelling behind me and as he is super cautious I knew he would warn me if there was some danger looming so I felt quite safe. (I have not driven for 13 years as Nic did all the driving but for a drive here or there every three months or so and it was not in traffic). So I was just getting my confidence back. We were not even out of the Airport boundaries when I was hit on the side of the car by an Audi travelling at high speed, the Audi lost control, regained it and carried on driving up the road. I pulled onto the side of the road and stopped. Nic and my son proceeded to get out of the car when we were hit a second time, this time much harder and the car moved forward flinging Nic and my son out of the car. The Bakkie rolled and I saw the 4 occupants in the back of the bakkie flying in the air across the highway and landing at the side of the road. The bakkie came to a standstill on its side. I could not get out of the car as my door would not open, and was full of glass as all the windows shattered. I could see Nic but he was not moving.I was beside myself with panic.

We were both taken to hospital but are both okay. The car is not, and I've only just replaced it from the last accident.

I cannot help to think, what are the chances of both vehicles slamming into us? It turned out that the Audi had been hijacked. I think the bakkie was involved somehow also, since who sits in a rolled bakkie cab on it's side and checks their gun that fell out of it's holster in the accident. He was looking at the two scratches on his Colt .45. Now that is just weird behaviour. My son got impatient with him and left to see how Nic was.(He went to see if he could help them in any way and if they were injured).

I am trying to stop from asking why, but its not something I can help anymore.


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Update posted by Debra Basson On Feb 09, 2017

Nic prepares for his operation tomorrow. He is really terrified. Will the tumour be bigger, have multipled? Is it malignant? Will he be disabled forever. A multitude of thoughts zigzagging across his mind, none making any sense, and not being able to verbalize them does not make it any easier. Tomorrow beats down on us like the desert sun.

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Update posted by Debra Basson On Jan 27, 2017

I learned a long time ago not to loose my grip on reality. And to still see that there was a life to be lived. Today I was reminded of that. Amid the madness of our situation and on the back of the bombshell that my husband had just dropped that we had to discuss the fact of the malignancy of the tumour and the risks of the operation which we both secretly were dealing with, each in our own way.

We were doing the weekends shopping and I was walking back to the car, my mind in a dwaal. Suddenly I hear this man singing 'sweet Caroline'. I look around for where the singing is coming from. There he is obviously waiting for his better half and singing in the middle of the passage. I walk past him and say 'How did you know my name is Caroline?' he smiles and says "Your favorite song too?"


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No updates for nearly 3 weeks. We hope & pray that Nic is recovering well & will be fit enough to travel to Israel.

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