One year today
[QUOTE=robbo176;243758]One year ago today (18th March) my world fell apart,I'd been taking my daughter Lauren to my GP & to Alder Hey with a unexplained limp...I never imagined even in my nightmares what the doctors would tell me.
We went to Alder Hey for the results of an MRI scan to measure the length of Lauren's legs,when we saw the doctor she said Lauren's consultant was in theatre & couldn't see us but looking at Lauren's notes she had a painless limp in her left leg......no wonder they hadn't found anything because Lauren had been in agony for 6 months with her right leg!!!
the doctor sent us for an X-ray & said we can go home only to phone us up on the bus home & ask us to come back straight away,as soon as we arrived back at the clinic we could see on the nurses faces that something was wrong.
we were told Lauren had a tumour behind her right knee & we would have to go to Birmingham for a biopsy the next day.
when we got to Birmingham the doctor told us that the biopsy was more or less routine & he was certain that it was Osteosarcoma.
On the 2nd of September ,the day before Lauren's birthday & after 5 long months of Chemo it was decided that they couldn't save Lauren's leg & they would have to amputate ....the operation would be two days after my birthday
Lauren has her new leg & is learning to walk with it ,her chemo has finished & her hair is starting to grow back
My friend buried her little boy today ,he was only four ,I look at Lauren & think I am so lucky to have her she's been a real fighter
I hope we can wake up from this nightmare