Coping with cancer. / Paris / Paris apartments

THE NIGHTMARE OF FINDING PARIS ACCOMODATION……

So our lives have become,…… (YUK ALERT!)….. obsessive interest in bowel habits.   (Frequency, timing, consistency and volume)……  dashes to out of hours medical centres with wound infections  and forgotten wound staples…….  Sleeping,….. eating …..and relaxing.  (plus the darned racing commentary is back!.  Aggh!) Both the twelve year old out of hours GP   (it … Continue reading

Books. / Coping with cancer.

HERE ENDED ONE OF THE LONGEST DAYS OF MY LIFE….

After a long four and a half operation,  too my great relief.  Michael came back to High Dependency unit last night about 9pm.  He looked good, his colour  blood pressure etc were all fine  and his only sleepy comment was “Tired”!! The surgeon had spoken to me about what had been done. and I cried with relief when he left … Continue reading

reflections

LIFE GOES ON….

Day 6 Tuesday After the multidisciplinary meeting yesterday,  we got a phone call confirming the surgical appointment on Friday.    I took this as reassuring.   There must not be anything so urgent it can not wait till Friday.   Still, at the back of my mind is still the thought “what if”. Our anxiety and tension … Continue reading

Family

FOUR DAYS ON

Sunday. 21st April 2013 The words “ bowel cancer”  hangs over us like a big black cloud. I have no idea what Michael is thinking and if I attempt to ask I will be “fussing.” He started laughing ironically,  when watching the London marathon this morning.    It seems everybody is either running in memory of somebody who has … Continue reading