He has, however, developed excruciating pain in his back which the oncologist fears may be related to his condition and has arranged a bone scan.
Stephen has been in terrible pain these past 2 weeks which only morphine seems to deaden. Last night he had to resort to a double dose before he could manage to sleep. Before that we were up half the night. The morphine is still in his system so he feels a bit better this morning.
Whilst most are of the opinion that Stephen should now leave well enough alone and continue with palliative care - he has insisted on further treatment with chemo starting next Tuesday.
This particular chemo is aggressive with side effects of hair loss, diarrhoea, life threatening infection, and death - according to the doctor's written comments on the certificate Stephen has had to sign.
"I am not going to just sit and wait to die," he said. "I'm going to take a chance on the chemo extending my life."
I am worried stiff, and wonder what choice I would make given the same situation.
What would you do?