Maybe I should title this post " twist in the tale ! First of all I would like to thank all the kind people who wished me well on my first chemo for recurrence on the 15aug. All went well and I had to go to the city for a funeral 3days later so I stayed a week. I returned last Thu and now had a niggling pain in my back. On Sat morning at 5am I woke to go to the toilet. As I got out of bed the most excruciating pain shot through my lower back. I could only move by shuffling and sliding my feet across the floor. On a scale of 1 to 10 it was 11 as I have never experienced a pain like it. I took my temp which was normal and rang the night nurse. She checked with the Doctor on duty who suggested that it might be a rare reaction to chemo. As my temp was normal he advised to take the full dose of Tramadol and add codeine to the mix and see them on Mon. I was quite ill with worry as each time the pain killers wore off the pain returned.
I went to the hospital and was seen by a very nice Doctor I had never met before. I dreaded what he was going to say. Then he just said " you have a herniated disc ! I was stunned and delighted at the same time. I had been waiting to hear some dreadful news. He said that I just deal with it with pain killers and physio. I would have danced out the door if I didnt have this terrible pain . One of my friends said I must be the only person in the world who is delighted to have a herniated disc !
I cast my mind back to last week and then I remembered that when I went to put my bins out in Dublin last week the side of my house was blocked by a wrought iron garden seat. Probably put there by one of my neighbours who is a key holder. Like an idiot I then proceeded to drag it into the garden. Here was my answer except the bad pain only came when I returned here to my late mothers house. That is the twist in the tale or " my tail !
Perhaps the euphoria will field down when I realise that the awful pain is stillthere . Meanwhile I was able to forget the word Cancer for at least 24 hours ! Thanks again