Friday, 14 January 2011

Light at the end of a tunnel...


or is a a train?
Since my last post full of enthusiasm about resolutions, life has not been fun for Lakeland Jo or her family. I have been really poorly, ending up with an unplanned visit to the Royal Marsden. I won't bore you with all the details but the headline out of all it is that I STILL have a wound infection, and I was severely anaemic. Two units of blood and shed loads of tablets later I managed to not get admitted ( stayed with my wonderful friend Louise, and of course other half was with me) and escape after two days.
One piece of good news is that I had a CT scan and they were pleased with the results. It showed nothing sinister or worrying. This is the first scan since the operation so it was a headliner really. And it means I don't have to an MRI for now.... just clinic in February. So it's not bad really.
Today I have really started to feel better. Damned shame I have to start more antibiotics because it kills my appetite stone dead. It's not hearty now, but at least I can graze happily. I am losing weight quickly (this sounds like good news to me...) but apparently too quickly. So next week will a challenge. I need to keep munching or I start feeling really sleepy and weak.
I have much to look forward to if I can stay well and get fitter. A trip (cancelled at Xmas) to see the family. A visit to Cambridge while other half is on business. A leisure trip to London while teenager is in South Africa (yes- he is off again). It could be all go. I just need to make progress. And the Spring is coming.......
Thanks to mum for being a wonderful nurse, other half for his patience and comfort, and teenager for helping out without grizzling. I have been in bed for a couple of weeks and they have done everything. I really appreciate it. XXXX


14 comments:

Bernie said...

Glad you have come through everything so well and pray that you do better this time on the antibiotics.....:-)Hugs

Maggie May said...

I am so sorry that you've had a set back but glad the scan is clear and that you can look forward to getting better and doing the things that you want to do.
Be patient and give yourself plenty of time. Your body has been through so much in such a short time!
You are an inspiration to us all.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

karen gerstenberger said...

I am sorry to hear of the setbacks, but THRILLED with your scan results! That really is good news.
Now about that appetite...do you want recipes? There is a site called www.allrecipes.com (have we already discussed this?) and they have just about everything under the sun. Maybe browsing that will spark your appetite - or watching the cooking channels, or "Julie & Julia." I wish I could give you some of MY appetite.
I read of your progress, and the fun on the horizon for you, and just smile. I'm so glad you are here! xoxoxox

Busy Bee Suz said...

You have a wonderful family, and why not? YOU are wonderful.
Sorry this has been such a tough road Jo, I have a feeling it is much harder than you let on.
So you know, you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. I PRAY that you are well enough to make those future plans/commitments. I wish I could share with you my hearty appetite too.
xoxoxo

Angie said...

You're a star, keep slogging away at it.

Expat mum said...

Phew - glad you've turned that corner!

Suburbia said...

Gosh, and there I am feeling sorry for myself! I am really sorry you have been so ill. You left such a supportive comment at mine and I want to do the same but I feel you are much better at it than me.

Wishing you all my best wishes for this year, take care of yourself and I hope your lovely plans come to fruition soon.

S x

Nota Bene said...

You're an inspirational fighter...keep at it!

Ladybird World Mother said...

Oh, Jo, you poor thing... but so good that CT scan was so positive. How good is that... just get well now... and as you say Spring IS coming! Saw the first snow drop today and it really brought a smile to my face. (where else would a smile be, I ask myself)
All love xxxx

cheshire wife said...

It is still early days yet. Be patient and take your time to get well. You have a lot to look forward to.

Snowdrop said...

Glad there is light!

Hope you have the weather up there, we're heading up next week.

tmmb said...

That is wonderful news about the scan. I am so sorry you're still having trouble. I truly hope you'll have your strength back soon and feel like yourself again. Sending you lots of light and love x

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Bloody mad month but doesnt mean Ive forgotten you!

Snowdrop said...

Thanks for your supportive words, you are right, with determination and resourcefulness we will find another way of getting the workshop off the ground.

I just find some people short-sightedness difficult to comprehend sometimes.

Thanks again

SDx