Five days in and I’m home doing absolutely great. Had a few hours deep sleep when I got in and just had a fab feast of butties and pork pies! Nice
Firstly, can I give a huge mention to all the staff at The Salford Royal Hospital who looked after me. Unbelievable care and I sincerely appreciate their efforts. Obviously, this also includes the fab theatre staff, recovery team and lastly my two super surgeons.
In terms of the results, my early bloods didn’t come back in as good as surgeons had hoped (albeit they were much improved) to facilitate long term remission but they and The Christie have literally jumped into action arranging additional MRI’s (which I had today) and further blood tests in 8 days. Thanks to both secretaries for Mr G (SRFT) + Prof T (The Christie) and Nurse M (The Christie)
So fingers crossed the blood levels will improve in the next week (perhaps just a timing issues) and I can move forward. Lets not think the worst though!
In terms of symptoms, i still have a leaky nose (it’s not a csf leak), dull aches in my head, no sense of smell nor taste and i get slightly dizzy.
All in all similar to how i felt post-op but sure this will improve. Oh and the leaky nipple seems to have mostly dried up too Amazing!
Honestly, I’m really just waiting for these physical things to settle down and then see how the hormone changes start to kick in. After all it’s the anterior pituitary gland that has been throwing open its doors, spitting out hormones and basically jumping into bed with the tumour! Well that’s how is see it
NB Note to pit gland……No prolactin thanks and much more testosterone please
Right, that’s it for now but thanks to all the people that have been in touch. I have great family and friends #blessed!
Oh ……thanks to Aunty JB for my home made non floral display of sweets! No flowers were allowed on the ward and on entry when JB was stopped she explained that they were not flowers! Priceless and amazing. Literally, every nurse on shift came to see the display x