A couple ‘downs’ since the main surgery back in early April….unfortunately I had a seizure when I stood up a bit quickly at home when back from hospital…have to admit it was a fairly scary moment where I was ‘out’ for a while waiting for the ambulance team. I went back into A&E Reading so they could check me out for the night.
I then came out and back home to recover again. A few days later on the 21st April I spent the afternoon back at Oxford hospital having a CT, MRI, stitches out and finally a mask for the radiotherapy. Anyway, when I got back home I stupidly got out of the car too quickly and then passed out again and fell on the driveway gravel…it knocked me out and opened up the wound which meant another ambulance trip back to A&E Reading. I spent the night there (trying to get some sleep next to a poor girl who had turrets syndrome 😜), and then was taken to Oxford.
I was stitched up again after they checked the wound (which apparently had a little fluid damage) on the Saturday and kept in for a few days.
Finally I got home late last week and was told that radiotherapy would start this week (Wednesday). It goes on for 5 working days…so today was ‘day 3’….despite having had radiotherapy a few years ago, I’ve never had to wear a Hannibal lecture mask🤣.
So once again it is all dragging out the recovery. However that said, I do really feel like I am ‘getting there’ and by the end of the month I should be more ‘back to normal’. As usual everyone I am being exposed to in hospital is incredibly kind and helpful.
Catherine and the boys have been quite amazing and so supportive during this really tough period…could never have got through it without them!