For the past 5 nights I have been back in hospital as a result of a post surgery complication. A lot makes sense now, as the pain I was getting in the immediate days / weeks after surgery felt worse each day, when surely you would expect the opposite?. Anyway an abcess which had been building finally ‘showed itself’ on Monday and I have been here ever since (now Saturday). Once again fantastic staffing care which I really cannot fault, (even though this is NHS rather than private as before).
I also now have confirmation that chemo will start for me on the 14th July (in 2 weeks time) and will last 6 months. It will consist of a fortnightly dose where the drugs are administered over the course of a 48 hour period. In a way I am keen to get started just so that I can get a feel for how my body will cope and whether I will be able to carry on working and running. On that subject this is now officially the longest I have gone without running – 5 and half weeks!. I really miss it and can’t wait to get the gear back on. I must admit I have some apprehensions about how it will all go as I now have to cope with a stoma and everything that comes with it. All the people I speak to say that having a colostomy won’t change anything and I can run as ‘normal’, however I really want to get out there myself to truly feel it.
Whilst I am still a little sore from the events of this week I am so pleased to be leaving hospital today and going home to see the family for ‘home recovery number 2!’. Maybe a short run in the next 2 weeks before chemo may just be on the cards!..fingers crossed