Update

Hi ladies. Just an update on where I've been at for the last 3 weeks. Unfortunately on my holidays I got somewhat dehydrated and developed a partial bowel obstruction, which meant most of the holiday was spent in hospital - however I picked up on the last few days and got home safe and sound. Then the very next day the abdominal pain returned and I've been here in hospital in Cork these last 8 days. I had to endure the dreaded NG tube to allow bowel rest and I think it has done the trick! PG anyway. Scans show that I am unsuitable for any further surgery as I already have a stoma in place ( even though the blockages are unfortunately higher than the stoma) so I'm hoping that I can get through this trauma and resume my chemo (4th line) Caelyx. That's all for now - keep me in your prayers - it's been worrying few weeks. X

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  • I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you enjoyed your holiday to some extent. 8 days in hospital is a long time I know I go a tiny bit crazy around that time. You are in my thoughts and prayers xxxx Trish

  • Thank you Trish. I've needed the time here to recover actually so it hasn't been too hard. But I'm ready for discharge now and with the help of God a new treatment plan. Thank you for keeping me in your prayers. X

  • Hi Missfitz, I am so sorry you are having such a hard time with this dreaded disease. Hopefully you are now on the road to recovery and as you said able to resume your chemo. It is not easy being in hospital l was in for only 4 days and it felt like a life time so I can imagine how you must feel .l will remember you in my prayers. I have a little prayer which I changed about to suit all us OC Ladies and I say it every night. Take care and I will be thinking of you.Kittie.

  • Thank you kittie. Especially for your kind words when you are going through your own difficulties. I hope your course of treatment goes well and that the wonderful hats you've described give you the confidence we all need when facing the world while undergoing treatment. Thank you too for keeping me in your prayers. X

  • Hi Missfitz, I am sorry you spent some of your holiday in hospital and more again when you came home. You have been unfortunate. I am glad you are now at recovery stage and hoping the blockages will go of their own accord. Its not easy is it? I will of course keep you in my thoughts and prayers. This too will pass. Sending you a huge hug, and very best wishes

  • Thanks Suzuki. I appreciate that. Am feeling much better this morning which is a good sign - just waiting for the Drs to come round after the MDT meeting with a plan of action. Fingers crossed!

  • I feel for you with that NG tube. Awful. I went through a bout of bowel obstruction/bowel rest after anextensive surgery for ovarian cancer. They told me your abdomen can form adhesions. Things get kind of wrapped around each other. The short story is it hurts and it feels like it's getting in the way of your progress.

    This is reaching across our country, the Atlantic, and right to you. And you are in our prayers.

  • Thank you nesie237. It sure wasn't pleasant but if it does the trick I'll be relieved. I appreciate your message from America - I had a wonderful holiday there despite my illness and was taken care of very well in the local hospital in Florida. Thank you for keeping me in your prayers - I truly believe every prayer helps. X

  • You sound very brave to me, and probably I'm a chicken, to be able to deal with that and still feel your vacation was enjoyable. May everyone's prayers help you on your journey, Nesie

  • MissFitz so sorry to hear you are suffering at the moment and please god the new treatment plan will change that. All at Ovacare thinking of you and hope you will be able to come to the next coffee morning on june 11th. About to post on it now.

    Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Thanks girls. Will hope to make the coffee morning. X

  • I'm sorry to hear this and know from experience just how uncomfortable this can be. I'm glad you are being looked after and you feel that things are improving and do so hope that you have continued improvement. Let them look after you, take advantage of the rest and all being well you'll be back on treatment in no time at all. Take care. Ann xo

  • Hi Ann. Thank you for your lovely message - sorry to hear that you've been through this too but glad to hear you came out the other side. My fear is that they won't give me any more treatment as the talk was that the blockage was due to the chemo. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I can get back on a chemo soon. X

  • After mine, on first line treatment cycle 3, they prescribed me with a laxative to take. This along with lots of fluids, helped enormously. They didn't stop my chemo. I hope they don't stop yours. Mind you, I note you have a stoma, I don't so am not certain if that makes a difference. Stay strong and focus on recovering in the meantime. Ann x

  • Prayers and comfort for you!

  • Miss Fitz I hope you are OK.

    Dx

  • Hi Missfitz,

    I am sorry to hear you are having a rotten time, I hope you have managed to have some days out on your holiday, take care.

    Hugs Ellsey xx

  • Hi Miss Fitz,you must have been in hospital the same time as me.I only saw your post now and was wondering if you were ok.You are really going through the mill but,you have the strength and determination to do it plus a loving caring family .You looked so well when we last met and I am so glad you got that holiday away,I'm kind of hoping for similar but can't get travel insurance.

    I will keep you in my prayers as I do all the ladies here and wish you as little discomfort as possible on your fourth line.xx

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