Wednesday, 5 August 2015

What's going on?

More than 3 years on and can we assume everything is OK? Makes you wonder sometimes since I'm currently at a stage of doubt. I've recently had 3 bouts of sickness in the evening about 3 weeks apart accompanied by severe upper abdominal pain, the last one being Monday night which was so intense that Sue demanded that we go to A&E. There I get morphine, blood tests , XRays and then vomit a huge amount. I'm in a cubical next to old ladies, drunks and an overdose victim. Gradually the pain eases and I'm told it is Gastritis. Great I'm OK then! We got home at about 04.30. I'm already wiped out after an unforgettable weekend without much sleep so I'm totally beat. Is there something sinister going on here with my liver? Mmm unsure! My next visit to NGH for a clinic is in October, I'll have wait until then. Meanwhile I will take the rest of the week off to rest up. I could do with it brightening up. Where's that little miss sunshine gone?

Friday, 10 April 2015

3 Years On

It has been over 3 years since I was diagnosed and 2 years since Bob, my stoma was put back to his rightful place. So how am I and do I have any after effects from both the treatment and the operation?
Bob as he was - Surprised he was not so awful?
Well I must confess that my plumbing seems to almost back to normal although my visits to the loo are maybe a little more frequent - it has taken time but there is hope and it does take effort to find the right diet and way of life for you! I still suffer whiffy "Jam Tarts" which I cannot hold after a session on the real ale so occasionally temper this some Carling lager which avoids the problem. I still have some numbness in my fingers and feet but I've learnt to live with it and hardly notice it any more unless I'm climbing. And the burning smell that I used to get? Well I still occasionally get that when I'm in a warm atmosphere. 
My last visit to hospital for my nurse led clinic was on March 20th which was more of a chat than anything. I asked about CT scans but there's no more unless I have a problem, only a blood test followed and that's about it.

Still active, climbing in the Peak District with Graham below.