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Actually, I am really looking forward to it and it cannot come quick enough now. I go in on Sunday and will have my surgery on Monday when hopefully, they will cut away this horrible alien type thing I have inside me. That's how I see it, it's like carrying an alien eeeek!
I'm just on to send everyone positive vibes. I'll probably not be on for a while so I hope you are all doing ok.
Pam, I have the make-up and straightners packed!! Hope you are chilling out a bit getting yourself prepared for the next round. I know you'll find the strength for it, you are such a courageous person ... as is everyone here.
I actually feel like this is the beginning of my fight now and I am more than determined to win this battle.
I'll be back! Take care everyone.
Love Jackie xxx
Lovely to hear from you, am glad you are being so positive it will help you get over all this better, you are the couageous one.
Am so glad you have the make up and straightners packed expect you to be using them soon after the op ha. I will be thinking of you and hoping you are behaving yourself.
Am ok atm just been away for a few days, was lovely, am going to enjoy these next couple of months.
Sending you a big hug and very positive vibes, and yes you will win this battle like I will, and you will be back.
Love Pam xxx
Good luck Jackie, all the best to you for your surgery and recovery - get rid of that alien!
I wish you all the very best for Monday and hope you have a speedy recovery. As a carer of someone still recovering from a full / permanent resection I would say - give yourself time to recover. We all like to think of ourselves as superhuman, which I have no doubt you are, however if you suffered major trauma after being hit by bus you wouldn't expect to be completely healed within 4 weeks. My point is this is major trauma, although inflicted by someone who knows what their doing so take it slow.
I am sure 2013 will be more positive for everyone, it has been an "anus horibilis" (pun intended) here and if it hadn't been for our 2 babies I think I would have lost the plot by now.
Big hugs being sent your way.
Very best of luck with your surgery and winning the battle. I like your analogy of the alien!
You take care of yourself and recuperate gently.
I am the wife of a husband with bowel cancer. He has surgery in 10 days time and i go from being glad there is surgery to dreading how he will feel and recover. When he is better he has to have lung surgery to remove another small tumour. Currently he is well and continuing to ride for an hour on his bike climbing hills and challenging himself , he doesn't feel ill so the surgery is going to hit like a hammer.What is the best I can do to help himthrough this?
Hi, I had bowel surgery 8 weeks ago for a rectal cancer. I new beforehand that I was going to have a bag, if that is something your chap is having then tell him not to worry they are a doddle and nothing to feel upset about. It was the one thing that worried me most, and you dont need to. Like your husband I ride and also run and made sure I was as fit as possible prior to surgery and it sure paid off. Iwas up and walking the day after surgery (6.5 hours) and was out in 7 days, it would have been 5 if it had not been for walls being demolished at home!!!
I was back on my bike for an hour 4 weeks after surgery and all is well - never felt poorly and feeling quite fit and well.
I had my first session of chemo yesterday and currently feel no side effects from that.
I hope all goes well, tell him to get over the bowel issue, get strong again and then tackle the lung.
All the best Bantam Paul
Just a BIG THANK YOU for your words of encouragement! Every so often I want to sit down and cry but most of the time I am positive so thanks for helping me stay strong for my fella. Yes, I am building him up nutritionaly and he has now come of the query diabetic list to being OK again. Bantam Paul thank you so much for your words about cycling. My husband coped so well with everything but was down when they told him that he would have to refrain from cycling after the op but 4 weeks we can manage. My son and I have promised him that as soon as we can we will walk him on the ward and when he is back at home we will take him 'walkies' daily. He has even threatened buying himself a collar and lead!!
So thank you my friends, for your words and I shall keep you posted over the next month or so.
quackers - don't worry about him being v slow walking to start - For at least the first 3 weeks it was like I was in slow motion!!! Then after half term on the first day back to school my son commented that I had been turned back up to full speed and now he cant keep up!! It all takes time - but you get back to 'normal' sooner than you think. the days seem to drag at times but the weeks have flown by. Keep happy and motivated and don't let the little things get you down, and if they do push them away again. i have all my worries locked up and the key has been thrown away:)
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