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I’m sorry to have to tell you all that as I write this our long time member and expert Bamboo is undergoing extensive surgery for cancer in a London hospital. She has asked me to let you all know. Other longstanding problems in addition to the cancer will make her recovery challenging and it was a struggle for her to decide whether to go ahead with the op. There will be an extended and difficult period in intensive care afterwards.

She has been so brave, fighting worry, bereavement and pain for a long time. Please pray or send positive thoughts or whatever you do under these circumstances.
Thank you all.

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Please pass on every positive thought I can give to her and wish her as speedy a recovery as possible. Ensure her that every one of us on GOY will be wishing her all the best and thinking of her.

25 Jan, 2018

 

I hope that she gets better soon. Wishing her well and thinking of her.

25 Jan, 2018

 

I too wish her well and send positive thoughts. She is an incredibly knowledgeable lady in the plant world.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Oh, that is bad news. I wish Bamboo well and she is in my thoughts for a good recovery.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Sue, please send her all my best. She is an incredible women and her knowledge and being so willing to help others like me without a clue has been priceless. It is a large part due to her and her coninual help and advice that got me hooked on this site and ignited the passion I now have for my garden and the thirst for more knowledge. She will be sorely missed. I will have everything crossed that it all goes well and she is on the road to recovery soon.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Such a shock to hear this. I hope all goes well for her.

25 Jan, 2018

mgm
Mgm
 

Sue please let Miriam know David & I are thinking of her, I'd intended to let her know my heart surgery takes place next week... None of us is getting any younger sadly

25 Jan, 2018

 

Goodness MgM - I knew you had a problem but not that it had reached that point. Wishing you too a safe and successful op - let us knw how you go on.

I may not be able to contact Miriam while she's in intensive care but will relay all the messages as soon as its feasible. It might be possible to relay everyones messages through her friend if I can reach her on the phone. She was hoping to be able to use her phone or tablet in the hospital so hopefully she'll be able to see them herself when she's well enough.

25 Jan, 2018

 

So many posts like this lately. It's very sad. I hope everyone concerned will be all right.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Stera please pass on my best wishes to Bamboo, this has come as a shock, tell her I'm thinking of her, willing a good outcome and speedy recovery.....

25 Jan, 2018

 

So sorry to hear this news and very much hope that the next few days will see a big improvement in Bamboo's health.
Good wishes for your heart surgery, Mgm.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Oh no, how sad. I do hope that everything goes well. We are both thinking of her.

25 Jan, 2018

 

That’s terrible news: she has always been such a star on this site with her depth of horticultural knowledge. Thank you for letting us know, Sue, and I’m fervently hoping for a good outcome for Bamboo.

25 Jan, 2018

 

As everyone else says.

25 Jan, 2018

 

That was a real shock to hear and it sounds as if she has a rough time ahead of her. I send my sincere wishes for her recovery and shall be thinking of her.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Very sad news, I wish her all the best,and a speedy recovery.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Very sad news, as everyone said a very knowledgeable lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her

25 Jan, 2018

 

I'm so sorry Bamboo is ill and has to go through all this. She has been so helpful to me so many times and even very recently. I do hope all goes well with the op and things turn out better than expected. Please give her my very best wishes. Like many others, I'll be thinking of her often.

25 Jan, 2018

 

If we all send her positive thoughts for a good recovery hopefully it will reach her! I am indebted to her for her patience and knowledge with me as a novice gardener and all her sound advice. Please send her my best wishes.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Good news: She is out of Theatre and back on the ward - not intensive care after all! Her friend in London will be visiting tomorrow and will tell me the latest. I will pass it on as soon as I hear. Hopefully she'll be able to access Goy - that's what she was hoping, and see all the messages herself. Otherwise I will have a go at passing them on.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Hi sue could you pass on to bamboo my best wishes and hope she gets better very soon and get back on here miss her views and expertise.

25 Jan, 2018

 

I'm pleased she's not in intensive care. I hope seeing these comments help her feel a bit better.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Hi Sue, so sad to hear this news, I was only thinking of her the other day, after I realized that she hadn't posted any comments for a while, I hope she makes a speedy recovery, and that all our best wishes help her to bounce back to full health, thank you for letting us know, Derek.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Oh thats sad news. I hope that Bamboo will make a full recovery. Best wishes to her.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Please add my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Hurry up and get well Bam, spring is coming!

25 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks for the update Sue and so glad that it went well. Give her our love.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Please add my best wishes for a speedy recovery to good health too. and thanks Sue,for keeping us informed of the latest good news..

25 Jan, 2018

 

A speedy recovery with tons of positive vibes being sent. Always appreciated the great advice.

25 Jan, 2018

 

I too hope a speedy recovery is on the cards for her. I knew she wasn't well but not as poorly as this.
pass on my love and best wishes too.

25 Jan, 2018

 

Stera thankyou for the update, sounds good so far, will be hoping and praying she is back with us very soon...

26 Jan, 2018

 

Best wishes to Bamboo and positive thoughts for a speedy recovery .Thank you Sue for the information

26 Jan, 2018

 

I am thinking of her, Stera, & wishing her a speedy recovery.

26 Jan, 2018

 

I am echoing all the above thoughts. My thoughts and prayers are with Bamboo.

26 Jan, 2018

 

Well the op has been successful and the cancer was apparently not as widespread as she feared. They seem pleased with the results.
She's not out of the woods yet but the first hurdle has been overcome.
I haven't heard yet whether she can access Goy in the hospital but if she can't I'll get all your lovely messages to her somehow!

26 Jan, 2018

 

Thank you Sue for the better news. It's good to know that Bamboo is in good hands, so hoping she is starting on the road to recovery.

26 Jan, 2018

 

She will probably be able to access this from hospital, although I doubt that will be her priority. But I hope she will know that we are all supporting her, even if she doesn’t read our comments. :) i was visiting a friend in hospital last week after she had a malignant tumour removed, and she could use her tablet, so hopefully it will be the same for Bamboo.

26 Jan, 2018

 

Add my prayers and best wishes to the list!! I hope she's soon back gardening and talking with us!

27 Jan, 2018

 

I had no idea Bamboo was ill. I am glad the op was successful and my prayers are with you on your journey to recovery Bamboo.

27 Jan, 2018

 

Sorry to hear that an thank you for bringing it to our attention. I'm getting out there today and planting something as an intercession for her wellness.

27 Jan, 2018

 

I wondered why I hadn’t seen, Bamboo, on here for a while. Please give her my very best wishes for a speedy recovery. She is so very knowledgeable. Tell her we’re all rooting for her.

27 Jan, 2018

 

My very best wishes are sent along with everyone else!

27 Jan, 2018

 

Bamboo's friend in London has visited and thinks that she will be able to use her tablet soon. She's been told how many supportive messages you've all sent so lets hope it won't be long before she sees them for herself.

27 Jan, 2018

 

Mgm - why not try a PM? She may well see it in time.
When is our op?

27 Jan, 2018

 

What sad news, best wishes to Bamboo and thanks for letting us know Stera.

27 Jan, 2018

 

Bless her. She is such a knowledgeable woman and tactful even when disagreeing. So sensitive too. I have wondered about her and now that I know, I wish Bamboo a good recovery from the surgery and the ensuing treatment, which I know can be gruelling. We will all miss her very much and be delighted when she returns to GOY.

27 Jan, 2018

 

Wishing Bamboo all the very best x

28 Jan, 2018

 

Sorry to hear she's so ill but good to hear she's fighting back and on the ward. Such a kind, generous and knowledgeable gardener. I am grateful for all her positive comments and help since I've been on goy. A real goy doyenne. Wishing you all the best Bamboo when you read this from your bed.

28 Jan, 2018

 

I'm just so sorry I didn't see this blog until today. 🙁 I'm glad for Bamboo that she has had her op & that things were not quite as bad as feared! But I had no idea she was ill! 🙁

Like many others I'm also grateful for her advice. She has helped me out on occasions & I found reading her replies to others that asked questions to be very informative & interesting!

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Bamboo, & my prayers are with you.

29 Jan, 2018

 

Bamboo, hope all goes well for you. Like all others, my thoughts and best wishes are sincerely offered. This site is a treasure of information, of which Bamboo has always given great advice from her wealth of experience. Long may it continue, all being well.

29 Jan, 2018

 

Maany thanks to you all for your lovely, kind comments - excuse my typing, its not an easy thing to do at all at the moment! Two things though - I discovered today they don't actually have an ICU here, though its mentioned inthe paperwork, its just the recovery room. Today, for instance, a young woman has gone down at midday for an even more appalling surgery than mine was,and she has not returned, is being kept in recovery. I hope she makes it but honestly, its not terribly likely - but she's desperate because she has a 14month old daughter,andwill grab any faint chance of continued existence, which I fully understand. She's in my bay, so I'll know when/if she returns, poor woman.

Second, I'm still here - not quite out of the woods yet, but hopefully getting there. Now I'm looking at not driving for 3 months minimum, and wondering how on earth I will manage at hoime on my own... but I expect I'll get through it. Its the worst ordeal I've had to go through so far in my life, I must say... being conscious afterwards was pretty horrendous, wish I'd been kept knocked out for 5 days or something! But we all have our ordeals to get through,don't we...

It was very uplifting to read all your comments,and thanks hugely to you all,and special thanks particularly Sue, who has known about this for a while but kept it all quiet.

I hear the needle lady clanking as she approaches,about to draw more blood - no wonder I needed a transfusion today... oh and here's the blasted blood pressure/temp/oxygen levels machine, never a dull moment in here...

Cheers everyone

30 Jan, 2018

 

Cheers will be echoing around in the homes of Goy members tonight Bamboo. It is lovely to hear from you and know that whatever happens from now on we have you back in our sights. Take one day at a time and those blood letting ladies and others with their monitoring machines will keep you so busy time will pass quickly. When you get home there will be someone to help if you need them and no doubt you will be kept busy answering questions from members. Take care.

30 Jan, 2018

 

Well done Bamboo! 😀

30 Jan, 2018

 

brilliant to hear from you. don't suffer pain in silence they should aim to keep you pain free. get lots of sleep to build up your strength. I am so pleased the surgery went well. lots of love x

30 Jan, 2018

 

Great to hear from you Bamboo - even sitting up in bed feeling sore. So relieved that you’re making progress . . . but being home on your own obviously won’t be any fun. I do hope you’ll find some friendly help when the time comes (or someone to go and stay with?).

Sending good luck wishes and a (gentle!) hug.

31 Jan, 2018

 

Hi Bamboo, I'm so glad you're on the mend, GoY wouldn't be the same without your advice, whether some people take the advice or not!!!.
You should be able to have district nurses visiting you to give you any help you may need, I don't know what the arrangements are in London, but in my area, you can get a maximum of 2 nurses, visiting 4 times a day depending on how much help you need, so please don't worry about how you're going to manage, you won't be on your own, just concentrate on getting fighting fit, wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery, regards Derek.

31 Jan, 2018

 

Hello there Bamboo, so good to read a post from you and know that you are going the right way, if all the good will and vibes winging your way work we'll have you bouncing out of those woods in no time, I know you have a ways to go but sincerely hope you are not in too much pain, don't try and be brave, accept all the relief they offer and let someone else care for you for a change.
Willing you onwards and upwards Bamboo, hang onto that fighting spirit..Big hug from me, Sue xx.

31 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks very much Bamboo for sending us your message. It sounds as if you have been through a terrible time but it is wonderful to sense that you are dealing with it in a very courageous and positive way.
Well done you, just keep on getting better.

31 Jan, 2018

 

So glad to see you posting on GoY once again, Bamboo! 👍😃 & to know a little of your progress! As Scotsgran says there will be lots of cheering amongst GoY members to see that you have made a post! 😃

Take it easy & concentrate on getting better! 😃

31 Jan, 2018

 

I'm pleased to see you are able to log on Bamboo. I am not able to come on line much at the moment but I wish you all the best for a full recovery.

I hope you'll get some help after going home.

31 Jan, 2018

 

Lovely to hear from you Bamboo,Like everyone else I wish you all the very best for a full recovery ,and I send a gentle hug.

31 Jan, 2018

 

Glad you are now feeling able to post a reply,and that you make a full and speedy recovery,Bamboo....I'm sure you will find there is help available for you,when you get home..At least there should be..keep on being positive,and looking forward ,each day will be another day nearer to getting stronger..and you can look forward to spring..:o)

31 Jan, 2018

 

Praying that recovery will be achieved without further surgical intervention. Please make sure that you ask for help, in this day and age it doesn't just turn up except for close friends and family (and sometimes not even then).

31 Jan, 2018

 

How great to hear from you Bamboo although you are still poorly and have a long journey to full recovery. You have enriched our lives with the beauty of your sensitive responses. The above posts tell it all: you are loved on GOY. All good wishes for your recovery. xxx

31 Jan, 2018

 

Perhaps you have available in your healthcare system a medical social worker who would give you recommendations on home care help during your recovery. There are many who are alone during illness these days and systems of recovery follow up and home care are being created. Also there are many religious and secular organizations who could provide help and the social worker could give you referrals and connections in that regard too.

1 Feb, 2018

 

Good to hear that Bamboo is on the road to recovery.

1 Feb, 2018

 

Good news that you are on the mend.

Agree with Loose Strife regarding help from hospital social care staff. Our ex-evacuee lives alone and our son and DIL laiaised with hospital to ensure that she had a carer calling every day, as well as nurses to check on her twice a day. Help is there!

1 Feb, 2018

 

Hi Bamboo,
So glad the op is over and let's hope that's the end of it so that you can concentrate on getting your strength back. Slow and steady wins the race! I'm sure you will want to get home but if you can go to a convalescent home for a couple of weeks or so, it would probably be a good idea, giving you a real chance to rest and be looked after. I hope you are not in too much pain or discomfort and I hope the young mother pulls through. All the very best to you, Penny

1 Feb, 2018

 

Hmm,well, all this hospital help and social help isn't actually available in London,along with any question of convalescence homes - I was told quite categorically prior to surgery that the hospital would take care of me while I was in there,but once I was out, it was up to my 'friends and relatives'. There is no district nurse service in the Greater London area, and has not been for a few years now. Modern medicine, here in the great metropolis at least, is very much like field medicine - rush you in there, sew your leg back on, then sling you out to get on with it on your own.

Luckily, I knew this beforehand, and one of the gardening clients I had for a few years up to a couple of years ago runs a very good private care agency, so having warned her already, I'm intending to pay carers from her agency to come daily to help with things I can't manage, in particular, personal care. Shopping's not a big deal, internet for lots of stuff, maybe a neighbour for a little bit... hoovering, well, I could pay someone to come and do that once a week maybe. I can cook, wash up and do light household duties, so hopefully, I'll get through. I have one ofmy sisters staying with me until Monday, then she can come back at the end of the week if necessary.

Hopefully, this infection in the wound will clear... once the physical healing's over, chemo is the next dreaded step....

The young mother,by the way,did pull through - she was still on morphine when I left five days after her surgery,but otherwise in reasonably good condition, considering the extent of surgery she endured.

Again, thanks for the all the kind wishes

3 Feb, 2018

 

Thanks for the update, Bamboo . . . glad that you feel up to writing (just about). Let's hope your friend's agency can produce someone you can get on with.

Please don't try to do too much in these early days, and get as much rest as you can, frustrating though it probably is! (wonderful grammar there :)))

3 Feb, 2018

 

Oh dear I know what you mean it is a bit like a conveyor system at our hospitals as well, aftercare is a joke, makes one wonder how some get it all and the rest of us have to cope and I do not just mean when it comes to health care..Better not carry on about that it's not what you want to hear...Its great to hear from you again , I'm gonna send a PM Bamboo, they are actually working again, lol....

3 Feb, 2018

 

Hi Bamboo, that is a ridiculous situation regarding the nursing care in the community, I only know what the maximum care allowed in our area is because when my late wife was discharged from hospital on 16th December, she was assessed as needing the maximum allowed, she didn't actually get them, as she was readmitted on the 19th.
I hope your friends and relatives can do whatever you need, for as long as you need it, wishing you a speedy return to good health, regards Derek.

3 Feb, 2018

 

Good to hear from you Bamboo. It is good to know you have the contacts to find the help you need. We live in Scotland so our NHS service is different but we found a visit from the District Nurse opened the doors to other help too. The local chemist delivers prescriptions when necessary. It is the silly things that we take for granted that cause anxiety when they go wrong. One of our fire alarms started beeping because of a low battery. Neither of us could replace it but the firemen from the local full time station are geared up to come and remove older versions and replace them or extra ones where they are needed. The fall assessor came out to assess our needs and arranged to have safety bars fitted in the bathroom and at the back door. We were supplied with a list of people who can come and take down and rehang curtains etc. for us. Knowing who to call really helps us feel secure and able to cope. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

4 Feb, 2018

 

That's terrible Bamboo ! Quite disgusting really. I'm glad I don't live in England :(

A district nurse calls here every week to check Beryl's swollen legs and arthritis, and also a nurse calls regularly from the Lymphodema clinic in Llanelli hospital because her legs are so swollen. Nothing seems too much trouble for them. They also ask me how I'm coping with being a full time carer. They seem very concerned about it all.

I do hope you can get some help from somewhere. You'd think London would be the best place of all, being the British capital ... but from what you say, it's rubbish.

4 Feb, 2018

 

What a dreadful situation Bamboo. I thought it was bad enough round here. It's unbelievable. Whatever must happen to those people who have no friends or relatives within reach? So glad that you have found someone who can be of some support anyway. So sorry to hear that you now have an infection - is there no care for that either?

Thank you for telling us that the young mother survived the op.

Its good to see you back with us again.Hang on in there...

4 Feb, 2018

 

I do hope you are healing now Bamboo and coping well. I was a district nurse for 30 odd years and we were best placed to assess needs and contact other agencies who could offer help. I know London has had many problems in getting the number of GP's needed along with the Dn's usually attached to their practice. So difficult for you. Do you have contact numbers for the MacMillan service. They are really good at organising help too.

3 Mar, 2018

 

Thanks Homebird - I'll take this opportunity for a bit of an update for those who are interested.
I haven't actually found the Macmillan nurses of much use for organising help, to be honest - they're very useful for moral support and encouragement and general talk, but not actual help, but then I suppose, if its not available, they can't organise it. Its six weeks on Thursday since the surgery, and apparently I have made a 'remarkable' recovery - still can't drive or hoover, and worse, can't put on duvet cover on my double bed, but am not in pain and haven't been for a while. Back's dodgy though - it was on and off before the surgery, hardly surprising its playing up now really. The only thing is, I still get really tired and don't seem to have very much energy - my batteries need recharging!

Still wrestling with whether to have chemotherapy or not, but can't at the moment anyway, got an infected tooth that needs to be extracted first - and getting appointments at the dentist isn't the easiest thing to do. Still, gives me a bit more time to decide...

As for help (and District Nurses) I saw the Palliative care team today - just checking what's on offer in case I decide no chemo. They laughed when I complained I was low on energy and tired, said I was expecting too much and they didn't expect me to feel much different until 12 weeks from the surgery. But to my surprise, if you live alone, they also offer support and help if you're going through chemo but not actually dying nor need any intervention yet, provided you're registered with them, I was amazed, so it seems there are still district nurses, but they largely work for the Palliative care service here in my part of London, not available the rest of the time. So now I'm under their wing - even though I might actually live for a goodly while yet. I rather wonder why the Macmillan nurses didn't mention it - but then worked out the word 'Palliative' probably freaks out most cancer patients, so best not mentioned I guess, they're very careful about that sort of thing, they never mention dying or death. I do, quite freely, but they don't! The Macmillan nurse at the hospital last time said I was very unusual - most patients don't read their histopathology report, don't ask a lot of penetrating questions and just do what the hospital suggests they should in terms of treatment, whereas I'm asking all the time and not just going along with things. Course, when she said 'unusual' I suspect she also meant 'difficult', ha ha! So if I'd not asked to see the Palliative service, I still wouldn't know about the support they offer...

7 Mar, 2018

 

Hi Bamboo, nice to hear from you again, I'm very pleased to hear that there may actually be some help available for you, [I like the last part of your post].
I agree with your comments about the Macmillan nurses, when my 5 year old great nephew was dying of cancer 18 years ago, they were very nice and supportive, but other than that were pretty useless, you would think that they would at least be able to get other help in place for patients.
Carry on getting better, and look after yourself, and the decision over the chemo' is entirely up to you, I don't know what choice I would make, and hope I never have to. regards Derek.

7 Mar, 2018

 

So glad you have eventually found a little support. It took long enough to find anybody willing. I am disgusted to be honest as the service is definitely NOT what it used to be when I was working.
Take care and think carefully about where you go from here as regards further treatments. As always, wishing you the speediest of recoveries.

7 Mar, 2018

 

Thank you for the update Bamboo. I applaud your spirit. Knowing exactly what is going on is half the battle because it means you are in charge, no matter how vulnerable you feel. It is a shame that the more money thrown at the NHS the worse the overall service appears to become but thank God we have fine front row staff who do their very best under huge pressure to help us through. I was shocked at the apparent indifference shown to my OH last year when he was rushed in to hospital following a fall. Ten hours standing in a corridor, while he lay on a trolley, waiting on a decision on his treatment was gruelling. It was not long till I saw how short staffed nurses were giving their all to wade through the numbers in the waiting room. Late in the evening he was transferred to the Eye hospital several miles away where a consultant came from home to advise us what she thought the best options were. He was operated on the following day and on the third day when I went in at visiting hour an ambulance was just about to transfer him back to the general hospital where we were told they had a bed waiting for him. After another wait until just before midnight, on a trolley, again with me standing because there is no room for chairs in the corridor in A&E, he was given a bed in their department ward. The following morning he was transferred to a medical ward. In all our contact with nursing and medical staff we were treated kindly if we expressed a need for anything. The staff never stopped. We are so grateful that people still want to train for these jobs.
Whatever you decide about the chemo remember we are all rooting for you.

7 Mar, 2018

 

Oh boy, Homebird, I'm thinking very carefully indeed - always hated the idea of chemo, but there are some cancers, and those at earlier stages, where its definitely worth having it - not at all sure what I've got is worth having chemo for, just on the off chance it might give me more time - or not. Everyone's different ... so no stats available for outcomes for what I've got cos its very, very rare. Sod's law that, trust me to have something very unusual... the Oncologist actually said it was very unfair - I dunno why, horrible stuff happens to people all the time, and life's not fair anyway, is it. And it could have been worse - I might be a lot younger and have children to care for, now that's truly awful... And ultimately, no-one gets out alive, do they....

Derek: I think the trouble is there's not much available in terms of help, which is probably why the Macmillan nurses, whilst supportive, friendly and available, aren't of any real help...

Scotsgran - stories like yours all round the country, sadly - I hope your husband is okay now..

7 Mar, 2018

 

So glad to hear from you, Bamboo, and that you're getting some support, and have some sensible people to talk to. It must be difficult making big decisions on your own, but I'm glad that you're not rushing into anything.

Of COURSE you're feeling very tired - that's your body telling you to rest! I know it's frustrating, but please do rest as much as humanly possible. Thinking of you, and wishing you a complete recovery, even if it does seem slow. x

7 Mar, 2018

 

Bamboo, you are so brave, I admire your courage, you've done so well - onwards and upwards :-)

7 Mar, 2018

 

Ooh, dunno about brave, I've had my moments, I can tell you - not much choice but to get on with it really, is there, but its nice of you to say so, Dawnsaunt.

7 Mar, 2018

 

Awww Bamboo, I guess so but a big pat on the back from me :-)

7 Mar, 2018

 

like every one has said, glad you have some help. unusual read unique not difficult. I'm also unusual in asking histology questions etc so many people are too scared to ask for clarity. but for me knowing exactly what I was up against was essential for me to rationalise and work with the hospital. OH only wanted the basic info as he is more of an 'ostrich'. thankfully 38 yrs on things are 'ok'.

as you said we all have to go at some time but I'd like to have some say in my destiny.

rest up as much as you can, major surgery does knock you for six. lots of hugs, gentle ones of course. :o)

7 Mar, 2018

 

Bamboo you had me worried for a while there, I've looked in every day to see if you were about, you are not difficult you are blunt and a spade is a spade, also probably a tad stubborn, I applaud that in you, its held you in good stead so far so you keep that up, pleased you have at last found some help and support though and of course that although feeling tired you do sound as though you have got over the surgery quite well.
Keep resting Bamboo and get those batteries charged up again, it does take time to build ones strength back up again, oh I nearly forgot, hope you get that tooth sorted soon, that's worst than having an achey back any day... Thinking of you, take care now....

8 Mar, 2018

 

tooth being sorted starting today, thanks Lincslass... and no, I've not shuffled off quite yet -fully intend to get at least this spring and summer under my belt if I have any say in the matter, maybe a lot longer, who knows, none of us knows really, do we...

8 Mar, 2018

 

A lot longer - well that sounds good to me. Be kind to yourself - it took me 6 months to get my energy back after just a hysterectomy. You are bound to feel tired, a radical op is a huge shock to the system.

8 Mar, 2018

 

I don't know what to say Bamboo, just keep going x
and good luck on whatever you decide about the chemo.

8 Mar, 2018

 

Good luck and best wishes from me also

8 Mar, 2018

 

Rest is so vital, Bamboo. Never mind the household chores. Just eat the best foods even if not much appetite and keep looking forward to spring, one step at a time. I had a cancer op 10 years ago and remember the overwhelming exhaustion so just take it easy. x

13 Mar, 2018

 

Thanks pennyfarthing - Not always so tired now, its easing a bit - so long as a I get a proper night's sleep, which I don't always

15 Mar, 2018

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