"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)

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Regressing a little

Had less pain over the last few days and also reassurance from Clare the Macmillan nurse that what I do have is normal 5 weeks after major surgery. Did a bit of desk tidying yesterday, some laundry, some photo printing for a Discovery Centre enquiry and a brisker than usual walk to the paper shop and back today, and felt fine. By 6pm the pain is back and reluctantly have taken a co-codamol. The first for about a week. I hate taking them as they make me feel queasy and woozy. So its comfort food for tea (fish fingers!) and watching Wallander on BBC4 later from under a blanket on the sofa.
And progressing a little. 8st 12lb - yay. A co-poster on Macmillan’s forum had a liver resection in October 2008. She had a 22cm tumour removed. (Yes 22cm; that's over 8 1/2" to us pre-metric oldies. Mine was 1.6cm!). She lost the whole left side of her liver and a small portion of the right. Her liver has fully regrown. She lost a lot of weight after the op. At 5ft 5” went down to just under 7 stone but now weighs about 9 ½. I’ll get there in the end, hopefully quicker than 2 years!

1 comment:

  1. Take it easy Fiona,

    Rest, enjoy the fish fingers and BBC4 and maybe just slow down a bit....
    You had major surgery a few weeks ago and desk tidying; laundry can wait until you're much better.
    There are people there that can put laundry in for you? The desk can/could wait - you need to put YOU first...

    Go easier on yourself and yes, you'll get there. One step at a time eh :-)

    I hate co-codamol - they give me the weirdest nightmares imaginable :-(