And duly the surgeons took a look but, as they said at the beginning, there was always a very slim chance it would be operable and so it remains.
I did ask but there's nothing more that they can do to shrink them further at this stage. Chemotherapy drugs are only effective because they attack rapidly dividing cells (which is why incidentally your hair falls out) so if the cancer isn't actively growing the don't work.
So what happens now, well now there's nothing to do but wait. But I'm not entirely sure for what.
I'm getting on with life as best I can and despite not having a bucket list I'm cramming a few things in that I fancied doing, last Thursday for instance I attended a wonderful performance of Faure and Debussy at the Concertgebow in Amsterdam. Best tickets in the house of course.
You can't take it with you.