Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Two Months Later....

Good morning friends

First of all I want to say a huge thank you for all the cards, messages, prayers and well wishes I have been delighted to have received. I am overwhelmed with your kindness and caring thoughts. I wished I could write to each of you personally but this will have to suffice for now.

Cancer is a lonely road with friends and family all having to stay on the sidelines urging you on and I have the best- Yesterday I got the best news ever... I beat it! In all the weeks I have been seeing my consultant, this was the first time the news was good and it couldn't have been better.

My blog has always been my journal .. I've never been afraid to share the good the bad and the ugly and who knows, maybe someone reads something that they can relate to and it helps.

So these past 2 months have been very rough and my journey is far from over having had to undergo a double mastectomy and node removal but I can see a light at the end of a dark tunnel. The NHS have been incredible and I am forever in their debt. 
On the 26th May I underwent surgery and came home later that evening with nothing more than a packet of paracetomol... I know a lot of people gasped at that. There is nothing like your own home, so I was very happy to climb into my own bed.  
Everything went well with the surgery but I have been plagued with painful seromas so I go back 2/3 times a week whenever I feel the need and they drain me. Once these have subsided I will start a course of radiotherapy, 5 days a week for 3 weeks as a preventative measure and I will stay on the hormone tablets for at least 5 years... Even saying that sounds good.  The healing will take a long while and I have to be patient but at least I have something a little stronger than paracetomol to help me.

I have still managed to do some sewing and painting, though I didn't get to photograph them but I did find 2 that you hadn't seen

This was for our Cornish cousins and they loved it

And this was for a friend of a friend who also had to have an operation.


We are enjoying a lovely summer here which is always a bonus.

I hope you are all well and life is being kind to you.
 I'm not sure when I will drop by again, but till then I send my love and thanks

~ Ros ~