"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Monday, 25 October 2010

Other bloggers

Weight: 8st 10 3/4 lbs:
Same as 5 days ago.
Waist 32 3/4". Realised the reason my trousers were tight is the label says size 10! Ordered a size 14 and 16 of the same style off the M&S website. Trouble is my bum and thighs have wasted to a size 10 while my waist has grown to size 16.
Yesterday I ate: muesli, weetabix, banana, boiled egg and toast, baked potato mashed with Philadelphia cheese, ham, avocado cucumber and tomato salad, small portion of bread & butter pudding, fromage frais, drop scones (when T and friend returned from walk), pork stew with rice and veg, ice cream, cornflakes.
Not sure I have room for more in a day!
Achievement: having a 'sit up' bath on my own without needing to be hauled out. Lovely Champneys baths products - thanks pharmacy girls.
Found some links to other blogs on blogspot. Notice a number of similar themes:- the frustrations of waiting; for appointments, results, etc. The frustrations of having to chivvy and chase the aforementioned. The wonderful NHS support staff in particular the specialist nurses. The wonderful support of family and friends. The tiny achievements of a good day after bad ones. The surprise (to me) discovery that most people are taking supplements/vitamins etc as self help in between nasty chemo/radiation treatments (wheatgrass seems to be the popular one for colon or other digestive system cancers. Something to do with diets high in chlorophyll being good for colon cancer). Perhaps we've all realised our diets/lifestye hadn't been that healthy and now is a good time to improve. The determination for 'normality' while reading between the lines the knowlege that the C word is always there. It was there, it's temporarily gone, you are incredibly lucky if it never comes back. In most of the bloggers cases around 50% lucky.

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