I've had a visit to the hospice and a visit to the hospital this week and it seems that [other than a monthly dose of bone-strengthening drugs] there is little more to offer other than palliative care from here on in.
I had thought that a further session of chemotherapy might be available but the doctor thinks that it might do more harm than good. So, to maintain my quality of life, there is probably not much more that they can do other than keep me pain free or at least as pain free as possible.
I now have to take this onboard and live with it.
It was nice to see a couple of the nurses who had looked after me when I had the chemotherapy ~ they came over and had a word. It may be that I won't need to go back there in future. It is more likely I will be visiting the hospice. Indeed I will be getting the bone-strengthening drugs there in due course. The staff at the hospice also keep an eye on my swollen legs.
We forgot to take a photo outside the hospital yesterday but we decided to go and have a pub meal where I had a chocolate sundae after enjoying a bacon joint with bubble and squeak and a cider sauce.
We took a photo in there though, well Jamie did. It shows me enjoying an apple and raspberry J2O ...