I haven't been on here for a while as I was winding myself up too much before my operation. Well I had my treatment last Thursday and I had not prepared myself for how awful I would feel. Hit by a bus was an understatement. Saying that I was only in hospital for 2 nights and was discharged on the Saturday late afternoon. I was in surgery for 6 hours when I was told it would be 2 so my family were in a state of panic on the day. The surgeon did come to see me on the night but I was too out of it to remember what she said.
I woke up having a panic attack in recovery so I was there for about 2 hours also. By the time I was on the ward it was visiting so my partner came to see me. I was sick from the anaesthetic but it did bring the colour back into me. My right leg was numb, later Ifound out this was nerve damage. After walking a little and some physio nor feeling is returning. Also I have awful lower back pain, which is being controlled still by paracetamol and codein every 4-6hours. I was surprised how tired I am. Today 8 days post op I am finding, come 4pm I need a lie down.
Being at home, personally made me feel better. The only thing is I am not moving very well. The day I came home it took me nearly 10 mins to get upstairs due to me ding breathless. I have only tackled the stairs in the last 2 days, being propped up by my partner. Maybe I am struggling with this due to the nerve damage. Not sure.
Oh I also am still very swollen. My stomach mainly bt also the very top of my legs and inbetween my legs too.
Catheter had to be in for 10 days so I get that removed tomorrow - hooray!!
on a positive, my surgeon rang today and gave me the fantastic news that no trace had been found in my lymph nodes and all cancer was removed. I cannot tell you how thrilled me, my family and friends are.
So I now have to concentrate on fully recovering and Christmas of course.
If anyone wants any further info or wants to ask any questions please do.
Love Beccy x