Hello everyone .
I have been stalling over writing this post as to be honest its a difficult one for me as its very personal.
Well here goes , after a call back from a positive result from a regular bowel screen I had a colonoscopy on January 20th that confirmed the presence of bowel cancer. To say I was shocked was an understatement as I was (or so I thought ) fit and healthy with no symptoms what so ever. I had read all the books on healthy eating and lifestyle and follow a vegetarian diet and naively assumed this wouldn’t happen to me. In the words of my surgeon I was plain unlucky.
On February 1st, I underwent surgery to remove the tumour and a bowel resection and also to remove a suspect lymph node . The surgery was succesful and I spent six days in hospital. Unfortunately the lymph node contained cancer cells so I will need chemotherapy as a precautionary measure- at this stage I am not sure when this will start.
I have recovered well from the surgery and am feeling stronger each day . Quite sure this is due to my excellent nursing care provided by my wonderful, caring husband .
I am so grateful for the support I have received from close friends and family , it means the world to me.
This experience has highlighted to me just how important these tests are and how lucky I am to live in a country where they are available to all. So please take those tests, they might just save your life.
Not sure when I will back to a normal posting schedule as to be honest not a lot to write about as the only time I am out and about is my daily walks but that said I am determined to get back to playing in my wardrobe as soon as is possible as I know creativity is healing for me.
This was taken on my walk around the neighbourhood yesterday , I am wearing Rundholz pants and Sarah Puccinni knit , comfort is still my first consideration at present.
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton