Harry’s Journey: One Couples Journey Through Cancer: Part 2

16 Jun

“The doctors were astounded. Harry’s cancer hasn’t come back. They were amazed at how well he’s doing.”

Carol couldn’t hide her smile when she told me the good news. “He was told that he’d have 6-8 months to live. That was two years ago.” Back in January his Doctors couldn’t believe the progress he made from September of 2016. Not only has his cancer not returned his functionally and mobility has improved remarkably.

Harry was diagnosed with Glioblastoma. He has one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. Family and friends have noticed far less dependence on a cane or walker. To balance on one foot was impossible four months ago. “I made him stand on one foot for the doctors. He didn’t falter.” Carol beamed. The doctors were surprised to say the least.

Carol may credit us with Harry’s improvement, but as my mom said, “ He wants to improve. That’s the difference. He wants to get better.” Not only can he move around more confidently, getting in and out of a chair is effortless. The little things that once were big mountains to climb are slowly being conquered. “He’s getting so strong! I have to come up with new challenges.” My mom said.

If the past has proven anything it’s that Harry and Carol can face life’s greatest challenge and come out on top. “He’s always positive.” Carol tells me, “He always has a great sense of humour. He never complains.” I can see from the look on her face that not only is she proud of her husband but more than anything she tells me, “I’m just glad we can do it together.”

 

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