One year ago today…….

I was waiting for a taxi to come and collect me from the hospital after recovering from the surgery to remove my tumour!

That year has gone so quickly, it really seems to have flown.

So, 12 months ago I was about to embark on a two month enforced lie down, sounds nice but does get a little wearing after about a week!

What have I learnt in the intervening 12 months after disposing of my rectum and anus & having my backside sewn up?

Not all chairs are as comfy as they look to start with! Even now, sitting on a hard chair for even a short amount of time can mean an achy bum for a while.

All jokes aside, I do have to consider where I’m sitting and for how long I’m likely to be there.

But like all things that are the new ‘normal’ one just has to get used to it.

I’m fortunate that I still have access to my consultant and he will always answer an email, even if it’s what I think might be daft question. For example, I recently purchased an exercise bike so that I could try and get rid of the weight I have gained since my chemo nurse told me to not to lose weight (admittedly I have taken her advice too literally). After buying it, I wondered if I should be using one, given that the saddle will be putting pressure on my wound/scar, so dropped him an email asking what he thought. He suggested a gel saddle cover and that there was a very, very, very small risk of the wound getting damaged or splitting (which was my main worry). Using the wonder of Amazon (other delivery service are available!) the very next day the saddle cover arrived and I have to say, it makes for a comfy ‘ride’. So, watch this space for weight loss news (or not!).

In Cecil news, not much to report really, he’s been behaving himself (mostly) of late. I am thinking about irrigation again and will post updates with how it goes should I decide to go down that road and I promise they’ll be no pictures!

Anyway, that’s about it for now, I am due my next check up in Feb so hopefully that will go to plan and I shall be good to go for another three months.

Keep well folks!

Pat.

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2 thoughts on “One year ago today…….

  1. Gel saddle seat covers are good. ( we got some too). You could ,if needed get some padded cycle shorts,( we got some of those too ) It really cushions the bum ! Take lots of care. Les n Lel

    On 28 Jan 2018 12:57 p.m., “Patrick Reeve’s blog” wrote:

    > Patrick Reeve posted: “I was waiting for a taxi to come and collect me > from the hospital after recovering from the surgery to remove my tumour! > That year has gone so quickly, it really seems to have flown. So, 12 months > ago I was about to embark on a two month enforced lie do” >

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