It’s been a really busy week and it all kicked off with Nathan’s pre-birthday bash on Saturday. What an amazing evening with so many of my amazing friends in attendance and the love they brought with them is so over whelming. Most of them have only met Nathan once or twice and you would think they have known him a lifetime. They brought gifts, drink, cards and flowers. Like wow. Do you think they know how much I love this boy? lol We even had a surprise visit from Nathan’s bestie CJ, that was the icing on the cake, literally. You should have seen his face when CJ walked into the kitchen. Once of those priceless moments. You know it’s a great party when Bernie and Tommy are the last to leave at 3am lol!

Well on Monday it was back down to earth and into the Wellington Hospital for my second PET scan. Very posh I might add! This was so important as I needed to know what is going on, and Dr M needs this information to determine the appropriate course of treatment. When we arrived they tell me Nathan cannot come in with me, small rooms and risk of exposure to radiation etc. I was truly gutted as I needed him by my side. If I ever I had my bitch face on… The routine is pretty much the same as the first time, get the radioactive tracer injected and then wait for an hour. Longest hour of my life. And they say just relax. How can you really relax in a situation like this πŸ˜‰

Once that was over I decide WTF lets go for lunch at Santini in Belgravia. I want to make Nathan’s birthday week as special as it can be. It’s hard enough for him having to listen to me go on about my health and this is his special birthday after all. Even though I am not feeling 100% I want to create as many memories as possible. Because who knows right?

Kirsty from London Medical Concierge has been a complete angel throughout all of this process, constantly checking in on me and chasing Dr M’s office for results. She is a godsend. From someone I had never met before to someone who is now intimately involved in my journey. Even Kirsty’s PA Kim is asking to see my blog. You got to love people that care about their work. They rock.

Valentine’s Day was also this week, not that it means that much to me but this was my first with Nathan and we ended up driving back to Cardiff and he made me a lovely dinner and we just had a chilled evening with cwcth’s on the sofa. What more can a boy ask for?

I feel like I am living in a dream world at the moment. So much going on at the same time and I am really feeling this cancer in me, hard to describe, no intense pain or anything but it’s in me, it’s uncomfortable.

Yesterday was such a wonderful day, it stared with bubbles at home with Nathan and his bestie Louise and then on to lunch at the Park Plaza hotel. Β We had a fab time, more bubbles and then some lovely Pink Mojitos, need me more of them bad boys! Love a lunch that lasts all afternoon πŸ™‚ In the middle of our lunch I receive the results of the PET scan via Kirsty and Dr M’s PA. It’s one of those reports where you need to be a brain scientist to understand the lingo. It’s not great really, but no as bad as it could be. It is there and now a little on the other side of my neck as well. So it’s spread. Nothing anywhere else so I guess that’s still a blessing. Back to see the Dr M on Monday evening.

Fresh from lunch and cocktails, Nathan and I are off to see La Boheme at the Cardiff Millennium Centre. Nathan’s friend Nicki had a couple of tickets for us as a birthday gift for him. Not normally my cup of tea but my boy thought a bit of culture would do me good lol. It’s a amazing venue and it was actually ok. I was secretly afraid of falling asleep, I think I may have nodded off a few times lol. Nothing new for me.


After the opera, we went for a bite to eat and ended up coming home and having a chat and a large nightcap as you do. Time to chat about what a lovely day we had and really it was that. It always is with Nathan Pithers. I actually just said what was on my mind. I told Nathan I am not afraid of dying if that is what is going to happen. I will fight of course, it won’t be an easy one, but I am up for a fight. I have the same ethos at work, I am no quitter. I just don’t want to make any promises I can’t keep. So best to do everything now while we can and I am able to do so. Sticking to my theme of celebrate everything, everyday.

Not long up this morning and my mobile rings and it’s Dr M. He says he didn’t want me to wait any longer than necessary for the results. He says we need to discuss all this on Monday as we may have to go down the route I was trying to avoid after all. A lot to consider but it shows just how aggressive this bitch of a cancer is. I trust this man and I know he will guide me in the right direction.

Back to work today and there really is so much going on currently. Work is good though, keeps you focused on other things than yourself. More celebrations planned for the weekend and looking forward to spending that time here in Cardiff.

Thanks to all of you for being there. I know you are reading me and probably feeling me too these days. I am a lucky guy.




  1. Hi Mark
    Just read your blog so glad you’ve had a lovely week with Nathan. Scared to hear the C has spread !!!!
    We are praying and willing you better !!!! I know you will take this awful treatment on the chin like you do with everything in your life. You are amazing and so is Nathan.. We will be there for you whenever you need us to help with anything you need just call and we will be there. Have a fabulous weekend with your boy and will be thinking of you Monday lots of love and big hugs. Pammy and Keith 😘 Xxx


    1. Thanks so much Pammy, you guys are brilliant and I know you are fighting my corner! I will do everything I can to rid myself of this evil stuff. Yes I am with Nathan and together we will get through this, but this week is about him and his happiness means the world to me. Love and hugs right back at you! XX Mark


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