Over the last few months people on this forum have been an inspiration, I do not post a lot myself and what I do post is I hope for the benefit of all or informative.
I have read posts, some replied to some not, but I do read nearly all of them and please believe me, I do feel your pain and despair and understand all of the day today struggles we all face !!
some of you read and responded to my earlier post and I thank you all for that, for those that did not read it, take a little look if you want ? ( It shows by the responses just how great this forum is ) healthunlocked.com/blf/post...
Sorry for the long introduction, but here goes !
In March 1990 I was enjoying life, I was fit and active and worked out doors as a shepherd, great family, 3 beautiful daughters and life was good !!!!
I fell of a ladder while repairing a window in a cow byre, smashed both my heal bones, crushed my right ankle, damaged my hip, crushed bones in my lower a higher vertebrae and my face hit my crumpled knees and smashed to bits. told on day after accident, " you will never walk again "
I did and I do, I became a scuba diving instructor and built up muscles and I walk again, I look at a new face in the mirror after the re constructive surgery but I sort of got used to it, I just hate the full set of dentures it left me with.
In May 2010 I lost my Mother to COPD, in August 2010 I was diagnosed with the same thing, mild but as we all know, it gets a grip and progresses !
In July 2011 I contracted Scarlet Fever, this put me in to Intensive care, I was in a coma for 8 days, suffered 2 heart attacks, pneumonia twice, kidney failure twice, had compete respiratory failure and had to have a tracheotomy fitted with a machine breathing for me for 6 weeks while they had tubes in every hole in my body plus added bits for antibiotics and all sorts of stuff controlled by electric machines to inject me at the right dose and speed.
Now after my self discharge I had lost nearly all my muscles, I was back in a wheel chair and bed bound at home again, determined to fight again and convinced that having proved the doctors wrong in 1990 that I could do it again I fought and got out of bed and built my self up again, got the muscles back again and I felt like I was winning again.
I self discharged in September 2011, fought hard to regain what I had lost, but to stab me in the back pain would not leave me alone, my pain was again in my lower spine, I put this down to the 1990 accident until the bleeding started, the pain increased, then diarea and really excruciating pain, so off to the Doctors, now in December 2011 " you are drinking to much tea drink more fruit juice " , this went on for a long time but in the end I said enough is enough and in November 2012 I demanded tests had to be done, I was losing weight, the bleeding had increased, the pain even on morphine was unbearable so I was booked in for a camera up that place the sun never shines, they looked they took biopsies and guess what ? It was cancer I got the phone call one week before Christmas in 2012, so really from here the rest of the story is in my other post,( link again - healthunlocked.com/blf/post... )
The point in my long winded story is never give up, the mind and body can fight if you trust it, put the will power in to it and be prepared to challenge your specialists and Doctors, go the extra mile and do some research yourself then take it back with you to your Specialist/Doctor and ask the important questions, Why have we not tried this ? Have you heard of this ? Can I try this, I think it might help me ?
I really hope the telling of my story does inspire you all because I'm still here and I'm not giving up, I have my off days as do we all but there is a spark in all of us if you look for it !, use the spark to get the fire going, then never let it go out.
It is late, and I am telling you all my story, believe it or don't believe, tbh I no longer care who believes and who doesn't, for those of you that do believe it, take strength from it and I hope you never give up fighting !!!!
Now it's time for me to say bless you all, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite !!, Tomorrow, well all I can say is " The mind was not meant to be defeated by the body, so the mind can win if we use it's potential
Night Night all you wonderful hard fighting people !!!!!!