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Hello all. Thanks for all your posts, it really lifted my spirits up when I came home. All went well and exactly as expected, so thankfully no surpirses. I feel like I have been hit by a truck though, but have some great pain meds to counter it. Doc says this should be the last time I have to go through it - so I feel on top of the world with that news (Although he did say that last time!) Really dizzy too, but that should pass. I built myself up to expect tons of pain, but it is not so bad, so all in all, I'm just glad its over and Ican get on with healing.
Thanks so much to you all. I hope you are all doing great.
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This is my third big one, with a minor one in between. They don't seem to keep you in for very long at all these days - I am not sure if that is just the NHS in general or if it is because of the type of surgery I have had. They are eager to get you up and walking, as soon as you can do that without being too dizzy, you get to go home. I prefer to go home quickly though, for one beacause I unfortunately smoke but mainly because I just don't feel that I can 'heal' lying in a hospital bed. I just like to shut down for a bit to let my body get to work on healing what it needs to and I like to do that in my own environment, mind over matter. Make sense? Still I get district nurse visits three times a day for four more days and then I have to go back for a check up.
My mom had breast cancer last year and she had surgery to remove the lump and they only kept her in for 24 hours, I was really shocked at that because she was 64 at the time and also has MS, so she didn't look great or feel great, and I felt that the anaestethic hit her hard, but they still sent her home. I think you take longer to heal as you get older. I think she went back pretty sharpish for the start of the chemo though.
I met someone the other day that said that hypnosis can get rid of all habits and illnesses - even cancer. I found it a little upsetting to think that someone would promote curing something as threatening as cancer in this way - has anyone ever heard of such a thing? Or tried it? I thouht i might try it for the smoking, but now I am not so sure with these 'cancer' claims.
Well, I feel quite cheery today, must be the meds, hope it lasts and that you are all doing well.
I am doing ok, thanks for asking. I am working from home and have even been into the office a couple of times, but I think if I am honest, I have pushed it a little too much, I will never learn!
I am surprisingly upbeat too, I don't know if this is the result of all the meds being mixed, but I won't complain. I had my last visit from the nurse tonight and she says all looks good, no infections etc. Can't wait to wash my hair though and I seem to be desperate to lay in be on my left side - which I can't do - way too painful! We always want what we can't have I suppose.
I am really hoping that this is the last time, but I won't get to find that out for quite a while yet.
How are you doing?
Let me know and thanks for being there.