Saturday, 4 February 2017

A little update


Hysterectomy and BSO
Well I completely failed to write properly about the hysterectomy and BSO!  In a nutshell though, it all went fine, no complications, recovery good, my only issue is fatigue. I am KNACKERED! 12 weeks post op and I am back to work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am to 2.30pm. Hopefully it won't be too long before I'm back to full time...

For any women in the UK who are going to have a hysterectomy/BSO and are looking for a support group, I can highly recommend Hysterectomy Sisters UK on Facebook. This is where I got ALL my information and support. Absolutely fantastic and really helped with putting my mind at ease about everything (and advising on matters like big knickers).

And just to say in case anyone is ever reading this who has an operation like that coming up and is anxious - I can honestly say in my experience it was all fine. Yeah there's a few weeks where you're sore, but you just adapt to life watching TV box sets and doing little else for a while. Anyone is welcome to contact me any time with questions though.

Cancer check up
I had another one. My appointment schedule appears to be screwed up so I had my 2 year check 6 months early. My next one now isn't for another 18 months. Oh well! All is fine anyway. So far, so good. I am seeing Mr K in a few weeks to review the reconstructed boobs and find out more about lipofilling - but I doubt I will have the operation done this year. Would quite like a full calendar year without any surgeries if I can help it.

The 350k running to raise money for Secondary 1st
I have had to postpone this because of the hysterectomy and BSO. My surgery changed from ovaries out via keyhole surgery to full abdominal (open surgery) hysterectomy and ovaries out. I spent 3 months banned from running, and I haven't yet tried to run again because of fatigue (nearly didn't make it in to the office on Wednesday last week cos walking was too much :-( rubbish.) So once I am fit again I will basically redo the whole challenge - full 350km in the same number of weeks as originally planned. I am really sorry - feel like I have failed on this now.

Anyway that's about it really! xxx