Over the weekend I had a really painful area between my midline scar and the stoma scar, there is a hard long lump which is under the bruising which is still showing and I was worried I'd got a hernia. Today, thankfully the pain seems to be almost gone. It was so bad it hurt to move in bed. On top of the regular pains inside around the join and my bottom, there's been very little sleep in my bedroom. Most nights I've been awake til 3 or 4am, or got up in the middle of the night after being unable to sleep with the pains. Last night I had the pleasure of hard rain hammering on my bedroom window to really make sure I'm knackered today.
I was diagnosed in December 2006 (officially in January 2007) with Stage 3b rectal cancer. As soon as I became ill enough to think I might not just be over tired from finishing my previous house and moving to another doer upper, I started recording everything. It was an ongoing struggle to remain positive but every year got easier. Treatment for damage caused by treatment to save my life was ongoing and every 6 months I had blood tests and saw my oncologist for him to assure me I'm "Fine". However I'm no longer "fine" and was on a palliative care pathway but passed away on 8th February 2012. Read my blog and remember me.