Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Waving not Drowning

Hello! any Friends out there......and a big 'Thank You' to anyone who has sent Greetings for Christmas.....

I have meant to 'update' for so long, but as time goes on, it's harder to catch up, as such a lot has happened, and sorry for the year of absence

Still dealing with Oropharyngeal Cancer, and have had another MRI Scan on the 7th December. Did have two previous ones, and the diagnosis was 'It hadn't progressed. However, still getting a lot of the same symptoms, so I'm waiting for result from MRI, and go to Oral Maxillofacial clinic on 7th January.......the waiting is the worst part, but feel if there was any problem, I would be recalled earlier.

I had the PEG Tube (feeding) removed after 10 months, and can swallow normally. However, the Saliva Glands/Tastebuds have never recovered, but we remain hopeful. Most things have little or no taste, eating out is impossible for now. In fact didn't have a cup of Coffee for 5 months.....
Stilll trying to maintain my weight, as I did lose 4 stones at the time, always wanted to lose a little, but prefer my former self. Never thought I would be faced with the problem of trying to gain weight. Very unstable with balance, and further problems arose in September, when I fell at the back of the House, and broke a bone in my foot, didn't got to A & E until 4 days later, escaped without a Cast!, but hurt both wrists, and knees.
So that has hindered my life somewhat......apart from that, hadn't been out by myself since June 2011. Allan has supported me through the 18 months, never thought my life would come to this, but I have so many things to be grateful for.

On a lighter note.....it was Allan's Parents 'Diamond Wedding' Anniversary on 26th December. I tried for some months to arrange for a special 'Greeting' fom the Queen (when a couple have been married for 60yrs) and it happened on the 22nd with it being Christmas. They were thrilled of course! I even got a Note from Buckingham Palace to say when ,and how it would happen.

'Bye for now......