I had a post op check up with consultant surgeon last week. She showed me the before and after pictures. My heart was shoved over to the right and my windpipe and oesophagus were both kinked where they too had been shoved over by the fluid. However you will be pleased to hear that all organs are now back in their rightful position! Best of all is that the collapsed 'locked' lung which would not expand has begun to do so of its own accord - even the consultant said 'well I didn't expect that'! I will see her again on 15th August and then have an appointment to see my oncologist to see where we go from here.
My lovely nurses now come in alternate days to deal with the chest drain - they have it down to fine art now and we no longer need the instructions. The plan is for me (and Alan) to start doing this ourselves next week. Just need to remember to close the clamp before opening the suction on the bottle otherwise I might disappear into the bottle like a genie in reverse!
Jon is once again cycling to raise money for MacMillan Cancer relief. His charity page is here http://www.justgiving.com/jongully2012 . Please support him if you are able - any donation however small will go to help the work of these wonderful nurses.
I have received two gorgeous photos of the Grandies this week.
|Lilah looking remarkably like NanaTess!|
|Ethan rowing with friend Bryony|