A Health Update - "A Corner Turned"
Posted by Michael Lynch on July 1, 2018, 3:16 pm
Firstly, a big thank you to the many Board contributors who have sent me emails and kept me their prayers since my "op" in April. Also, a special thanks to Barry Cram, he will know what for. |
Secondly, my apologies for the delay in letting you know about what happened, no excuses I just could not be bothered to open my Laptop as in my first few weeks at home, I was at an emotional and psychological low and my confidence appeared to have disappeared.
My “Op” did not go as planned, when removing the cancerous tumour from my colon the surgeon damaged my bladder, which extended the “Op” from 2.5 hours to 6 hours and then because my condition was delicate I was placed in an “induced coma” for the following 2 days in the Critical Care Unit where I remained for 9 days then 7 days in a recovery ward. Not the best 17 days of my life. However, I should not complain as the “Op” saved my life, my prayers (which I said many and still do) were answered. I still have 1 draining tube connected to my body to ensure that blood from my damaged bladder does get into my Liver. I also have a “deep open wound” in my stomach which was created 11 days after my “Op” to drain potential infectious liquid from the area where I had been cut open. This is not healing as well as the District Nurses (who change the dressing every day) would like and I may have to return to hospital to have this sorted. I was also hoping the draining tube would be removed tomorrow, but I am not holding my breath as some blood is still draining away albeit in very small quantities.
The good news is that I appear to have turned a corner about 2 weeks ago and feel more like my old self, but still not fully recovered.
More importantly Sheila, since I improved has become more of her usual self as I know she was quite stressed and I was very concerned about her health.
Finally, we had a wonderful tonic last Thursday as it was my middle Granddaughters(Grace) Prom Night as GCE's were over. Seeing her as the young woman she has become was "a better health improver" than all the
tablets I take, I hope you agree?