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First clinic post operation.
Sore
I was a little disappointed at the outcome of my first clinic as some results were against my expectations. The hospitals computers were down so the consultant surgeon was working from hand written notes. It seems because of the problems I had with the surgery though all the tumour was removed successfully some of the mass had found its way around the pancreas and they are worried about cells still remaining. Nothing has shown up on CT scans but a second round of chemotherapy is planned.

On the plus side they thought my progress was good, I am eating small snacks and weight loss has stableised, I do feel stronger and now starting on strength building exercises.

Even though it is 4 weeks since the operation, back and neck muscles are really sore and keep me awake each night. Apparently this is normal for my surgery and may take upto six months to normalise. A paracetamol every 4 hours helps but will be seeing my GP for a better alternative.

There is little else to tell you until I have had the second round of chemo (which is normal practice for most cancer surgeries) before I will be able to tell you I am in remission.

Thank you for your interest, comments, and encouragements.
A SAFE AND HAPPY 2022 FOR YOU ALL Maurice.

9 comments

StoneRoad2013 said:

That sounds, on balance, all very positive, Maurice.
I'm pleased to read of your progression, slow and steady is best ...

Keep Up the Good Work
& Good Wishes for 2022 to you.
5 months ago

Peggy C said:

YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY, MAURICE.
THANK GOODNESS FOR HANDWRITTEN NOTES!
WE ARE SO DEPENDENT ON COMPUTERS, THAT AT TIMES WE WONDER HOW WE MANAGED WITHOUT THEM.

IT IS 'SNOWING' HERE - NOT MUCH TO GET PHOTOS OF .. NO FAT FLAKES THIS TIME, BUT THE ROAD OUT FRONT IS COVERED WITH ONLY ONE SET OF TIRE TRACK - PROBABLY FROM THE NEWSPAPER CARRIER.
ALL WEATHER SOURCES HAVE SAID --- "EXPECT ICE AND POWER OUTAGES" ..
HOW THRILLING!
MR. C AND I HAVE PLENTY THAT DOES NOT NEED HEATING, SO THAT SHOULD BE FINE. ALL FLASHLIGHTS HAVE NEW BATTERIES AND THE GAS FIRELOGS ARE ON LOW.
EVEN THOUGH OUR POWER LINES ARE UNDERGROUND IN THIS AREA - OUTSIDE OF IT THEY ARE NOT.
JUST TAKES ONE TREE TO FALL - HIT A LINE ANDTHERE GOES THE POWER.
DO HOPE THE POWER COMPANY IS PREPARING US FOR A LONG OUTAGE, BUT IT WON'T BE.
WE ARE JUST ON THE EDGE OF THE WEATHER MAP .. SNOW ON ONE SIDE - ICE ON THE OTHER.
TAKE CARE AND KNOW YOUR IPERNITY FAMILY SENDS HEALING ENERGIES AND WELL WISHES.

PEGGY
5 months ago

HappySnapper replied to Peggy C:

Sounds like you need to wrap up and stay in Peggy, it's important to keep warm. Unfortunately due to covid and huge price rises in costs of food and energy many of our elderly population are having to choose between eating or heating, the quicker our government realises this is a problem the better but I doubt they will do anything.
5 months ago

Colin Ashcroft said:

Some very good bits of news for you Maurice not least that your weight has stabilised and you can eat something normal. Computer systems down some of the time seems to be seen as acceptable but whatever the circumstances it causes worries for all concerned. Best Wishes Colin
5 months ago

uwschu said:

wünsche Dir viel Kraft und Ausdauer für deinen Weg, der sicher noch Zeit in Anspruch und Entbehrungen auf sich nehmen wird. Drücke Dir die Daumen!

Liebe Grüße,
Uwe
5 months ago ( translate )

Keith Burton said:

Slightly mixed results Maurice............but as StoneyRoad suggests, overall pretty positive.

Slowly but surely I think..........even though it must be incredibly frustrating for you!

My thoughts are still with you.............take care of yourself.
5 months ago

Maeluk said:

I hope you will be back to normal before long Maurice, it sounds like everything is going well enough for now. Good luck with your treatment.
5 months ago

Annalia S. said:

Most of it seems like good news, Maurice, although I can imagine that another round of chemo and pain that keeps you awake at night are no fun at all ...
Paracetamol does very little for me against pain. I hope your GP can suggest a better alternative. It's good to hear that you can eat nearly normal now and have gained strength.
5 months ago

natureoncam aka Greg said:

Pleased to read you are slowly getting better, eating small but normal. It is all progress and along with the strength building will hasten the time you can get out and about again.
Take it steady, spring is coming but not here yet, so stay warm and recover.
4 months ago