A quick bulletin for folks wanting a hospital update from yesterday as it seems cruel to leave anyone hanging who is not in the immediate communication circle.
A difficult day for the patient (not sure there are many easy ones but this one looked particularly arduous), reduction of pain killers, pushed to get up and get moving and lack of appetite for food or company. Very much an expected day of recuperation and regrouping. Immediate focus changed from chemo and the operation incision, with it’s unknown consequences, narrowing to inching away from the pain and fog of medication.
The Doc says he took the tumour and a few other ‘nasty’ pieces to try and ensure they got all the cancer – only time will tell. The next key step will be when we sit with the specialist and he can tell us the status of the pathology (the nature of what they took out) and the cancer counts. This will be the end of next week and until then it’s one minute at a time, one step at a time, one day at a a time and live/endure the moment. That meeting will determine whether there is more chemo and where we are in the woods.
Harry’s a hard nut, she even (currently) has the skin head and the Doc Martens (stylin’ of course) to prove it and has played rugby with broken fingers, lost weight in Guatemala and worked hard for everything she’s got. She’s been quiet today which is unnatural so we wait the time (as per all day yesterday prior to her op) when she starts moaning about how hungry she is again. Then we’ll know that she’s really alive and kicking again.
Now to tomorrow.
Tchau from Zen Nick
PS Going forward I’ll probably only write sporadically about Harry as it’s most likely not what she wants, it’s not something I’m good at and not the core of what the blog is meant to be to me. My wife’s blog is much more eloquent and detailed on the topic so if you should wish for more information please seek it out (if you haven’t already) though it’s not for the faint hearted http://rantingsofamadwomanblog.com/