Year 3 cancer FREE, and yet..

3 year pet scan

IT’S NOT JUST CANCER!
IT’S ALL THE THINGS THAT GO WITH IT!
Here is a list of SOME of the things I mean
Original painful biopsies
The removal of healthy teeth
Radiotherapy treatment
Major surgery
Skin grafts
Multiple visits to hospital
Multiple admissions to hospital
Multiple biopsies
Stitching and staples removal
Pneumonia
Multiple infections

Pneumonia 11/2020

Necrosis
Burnt mouth
Multiple Hyperbaric treatment sessions
Diarrhoea
Constipation

First PET scan

Phlegm problems
Abcesses
Rashes
Facial swellings
Dramatic weight loss/gain

128 pounds

Loss of thyroid
Sore and swollen coccyx due to weight loss making it painful to sit on hard surfaces
Having to regularly apply cream to the coccyx
Profound tiredness
Profoundly dry mouth
Dry skin
Sleep disorder
Inability to eat normal foods
Inability to drink normal liquids
Having to eat puree foods
Having to drink thickened liquids
Having feeding tube fitted
Having to feed via a tube
Care for tube and stoma (hole in the stomach)
Inability to talk normally
Continuous speech therapy
Continued heavy, and changing medication
Continued face pain
Painful bone-nibbling procedures

2 months Hyperbaric chamber
Hair loss

Continued coldness (especially to the hands and feet)
Having to sleep on the left hand side only
Depression
Multiple MRI scans, x-rays, CT’s etc
Multiple investigations by camera via nose and throat
Recurring bouts of thrush
Difficulty washing face
Continued tingling and itching to right ear
Daily routines of intense oral hygiene procedures
Loss of concentration



It doesn’t end the day you ring the bell, and it reeks havoc on every waking moment the rest of your life.  Personal relationships will suffer and the people around you will suffer.  Whether you know it or not somedays you aren’t yourself.  Screaming at the world seems your only choice, but it hurts to scream.

After brain surgery

If you think it’s all gonna be ok when you say “cancer free” think again!

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