Hi folks I'm a bit latchy in updating about my condition but I've just been a bit busy running around sorting various legal matters and tidying up my affairs, not that I intend popping my clogs any time soon.
I can't remember if I said in any posts but my stepson and family are coming over to spend Xmas in London, so we are due to fly down on the 22nd Dec, which is the day after my oncologist appt, until 2nd of Jan but we will have to see how it goes and hope I'm able for the trip.
We had a Mcmillan nurse round last week for a first visit and my GP also asked me to come in and see him as well so a medical day it is then. The McMillan nurse visit was a getting to know each other time, and basically for my darling wife to give her some support.
I haven't been well enough to play golf for 2-3 weeks but I certainly feel a bit better now and my golf buddies have managed to find a local course that still has buggies going so I was looking forward to that on Thursday. It will probably have been my last game as nearly all golf clubs stop hiring out buggies from Nov to April to protect their courses so I was determined to enjoy it.
Unfortunately I only hit 2 shots and my back screamed agony at me. I did act as driving shotgun for my partner but with all the humps and hollows on the course the pain increased expotentially and I had be driven home and the doc was called in.
Basically since then I have seen 6 doctors and given various pain reliever combos until my own GP stepped in and now has me on a slow release morphine tablet, oramorph and other types of medication to try and finally get proper pain management in place. All seemed to be going well until this weekend and the lower back is now too debilitating for me, so further increase in morphine levels look likely.
I have been trying some natural oils but nothing is shifting this back pain. The saving grace is that it is not constant so I can still do some things without a guys wimpy yell when pain strikes!!!😫
It is also not too bad yet in bed, the pain I mean, but I am developing a cough and wheezy breathing at night time which is annoying, I'm just sucking sweets to help salivate the throat.
That's enough of my moaning it's getting too near Xmas so it's nearly time to be jolly and we've had snow❄️❄️❄️☃
Mind you all the pressies are bought and I've got my cards done so being stuck inside has its uses.
Hope you are all staying strong and positive.💪💪