Catch up and thank you

I really need a catch up here!

The oopherectomy was simple and recovery time was fleeting…yay for keyhole surgery! However, the removal of my implant filler ports was (in the words of my surgeon) “challenging”. Radiotherapy had caused adhesion of the ports and tubes and these had to be cut out, under local anaesthetic which had to be increased several times before I was brought down from the ceiling.

It’s all done. All surgery is complete. In about ten years the implants will need replacing, or sooner if I wish but I have no plans for further surgery any time soon.  I have two more Herceptin treatments…phew, because it’s getting difficult to find a use-able vein. When I had a blood test a few weeks ago it took twenty minutes and four needles…chemo messes up the veins something rotten.

I must and will add to the side-effects on my Cancer Diary; some of the permanent ones are interesting, some niggling, some maddening.

I must also thank all you superb people who read this drivel. It’s a total understatement to say you’ve helped me through this. I can’t repay you all personally so I shall be paying it forward as often and wherever I can. I reached out for support and you guys were there. Thank you xx

And on a sad note, there’s a post on Ralph’s Blog about this lovely little chap.
I’ve never met this little dog but I’ve cried buckets over him

harrycamelHarry’s Blog can be read here

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2 Comments to “Catch up and thank you”

  1. So so pleased that at long last, the surgery isover and done with (and sorry that the last stretch was a bit of a mega one!). Sending you the almightiest of hugs (albeit a gentle one) and snoozles from me and Tinks and Moray (sadly, like Harry, Ross is no longer with us).

    Rest in peace Harry, hope you’re kickinguop the leaves good and proper – you were an inspiration for sure, and this blog is too – a testament to courage and tenacity and the will to succeed. Bloody well done missus!

    And not forgetting a gentle ear tug for Ralph. ;-)

  2. It’s been a journey for us all, I think, a new experience following someone’s experience so closely (or as close as a blog can get). I hope we can continue to stick by you for the challenges still to come.

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