15-10-2018 04:46 PM
Congratulations Bibi, you are through. I am really pleased, the journey has been long and hard and now you will not be tied to a hospital. You have many hospital free days ahead. X
13-10-2018 04:25 PM
13-10-2018 04:19 PM
Thank you Bibi for the link, I will have a look sometime soon.
GreenDamsel, I hope you're enjoying your hill walking, facing the elements can be exhilarating.
I have spent most of the day sorting through my hospital appointment paperwork, I have 3 full folders! No one can ever warn you about the number of hospital appointments that have to be attended.
My skin redness is definitely peaking, 10 days on, red and angry although being soothed by the diprobase.
Tonight, chocolate is definitely on the menu. I 💚 chocolate.
13-10-2018 11:00 AM
Thanks for your thought Anxious and Green Damsel
Walking in the hills sounds bliss - my favourite activity - although the way I puff up a slow incline it’s hard to imagine ever getting to the top of a big mountain again - but I will ⛰⛰⛰
I find poles really helpful going up and down - don’t tend to use them on the flat but did do a day’s taster session on Nordic Walking a couple of years ago - look for one of them Anxious they will teach you how to use - we did it in autumn on a walking festival week offering free sessions.
Today the weather is so bad I am going to cook for the freezer 💨💨☔️☔️
13-10-2018 10:53 AM
Bibi, sorry to hear you’ve been unwell, hang on in there, only one to go and then it’s all over.
I’m away for a long weekend in the hills just now, done a bit of walking but kept to routes where no poles required as I was told I’m not allowed to use them until 12 weeks post surgery so still have a month to go. Although there have been so many contradictory statements about what I should/shouldn’t do I have no idea if that’s right or not.
It’s been lovely even in the howling wind and torrential rain of storm Calum, fresh air and a bit of exercise to get the blood going has been good for me. Phone reception is patchy which is also a bit of a blessing as I really feel like I’m away from everything, even if it is only 90 mins from home.
4 days post last rads and skin is looking normal but I’m continuing to moisturise etc.
13-10-2018 07:41 AM
Bibi - that is good news. You have the weekend and then one more to go........
Yesterday I bought some walking poles in the hope I will get strong enough to do some Autumn walks. I am hoping the walking poles will help me exercise my arms and in particular my side where I had surgery. I have no idea how to use them so I will be researching this at some point this weekend.
I have my bedroom window open and the birds are just starting to chirp away. Back in July this year I remember my 3 night stay in hospital after surgery, every morning, around 4am we, us patients, could only hear the squark of seagulls ( I do not live near the coast). There were no little birds chirping away. Now don't get me wrong I do like seagulls but somehow I view them differently when they live inland. 🔆
12-10-2018 10:29 PM
Thanks Anxious - I’m feeling more normal now - just had a v quiet day and eaten easy comfort food - tomato soup and rice pudding.
Only 1 more to go - Yey !
Have a good weekend everyone x
12-10-2018 09:49 AM
Thanks Anxious 🤞
Im feeling pretty rubbish today - yesterday it was my hubby’s birthday and we went out for meal and theatre which was lovely but at end of night I was really sick - through all treatments I have never once thrown up but last night was terrible - don’t know what caused it but feeling the effects still - got an afternoon appointment so having a quiet morning in bed.😒
12-10-2018 07:56 AM
yes the the plan is for a phased return as per guidance from plastic surgeon and oncologist, I see them both over the next 2 weeks. But I’m all too aware of how keeping to only doing set hours can creep into longer days and it’s very hard for everyone else to work around it. I am also the type of person, certainly before this, who would get very bored and frustrated if I didn’t have a lot to keep me occupied so managing only enough work to fill a few hours/days may be more demotivating than being back full time and being a bit tired at the end of the day.
Will see what plan details my manager and I can come up with, he’s been very good and one of the voices saying to take the time now to fully recover.