Just to finally give you and idea of ... - Positive Wellbein...

Positive Wellbeing During Self-Isolation

9,724 members9,899 posts

Just to finally give you and idea of what is going on

Shorty864 profile image
6 Replies

First of all a big thank you to Lindaura for her lovely personal message. A big hug Laura. Sorry for not replying soon, but have and continue to have a tough time.

Dear All of You, I am in hospital yet again, not been doing at all well. Lots of problems with vomiting, diarrhoea, breathing, pain and so forth. I had a peaceful night and it seems they have discovered that Buscopan is what I need to take. Have talked to my oncologist and he thinks I need to have a permanent drain in my stomach so that it can be drained by the district nurse. We need to see if the weekly Taxol is working and if not maybe quality of life is more important at this point - hard to face.

I am staying in the Duchy hospital this is the private hospital which has given over a large part of their beds to the cancer patient ward, which is good has it is five minute from the main hospital and gives us, nurses, staff and me a breath of fresh air.

Will try and keep you all up to date on my goings on. Love you all. Anne xxx A big hug to Wendy - she will know who I mean. XXXX

6 Replies
HelenHU profile image

Hi Shorty864 sounds like you're having a real rough time of it! I hope you start to feel a bit better soon though and let us know how you're doing.

Lindaura profile image

I am so glad to hear from you!

But sad that your body is not doing well.

On the other hand, I am happy to hear you are in a nicer hospital.

How is your lovely husband taking all this?

The quality of life question is a tough one to face and I am hoping to put it off as long as I can.

I cannot offer any suggestions, since weekly taxol failed me, but I hope it is working for you.

A permanent drain sound like a double edged question.

On the one hand, it will be a relief to have the ascites drained, and nice to have the district nurse come out to drain it and check on you (and they can do blood tests also!), but I wonder how strange it will feel?

Meanwhile, I am well, with just the worry of cancer spreading while I am off treatment.

I wish you all the best.



PS: I am copying and pasting you into the main Ovacome forum site.

Shorty864 profile image
Shorty864 in reply to Lindaura

Dear Laura,

Lovely to hear from you. Yes a question that I was hoping to put off for a lot longer, but the way I have suffered in the last month or two takes you inevitably there.

My husband is a broken man, but we have my son who has moved in and that helps us to get on a bit better with living every day.

My stomach is so bloated that anything seems better than this and it means not coming into hospital so often under the circumstances.

As for the Taxol, had problems with it the first time round and it is making me suffer the second time round - if only it would worked as it did the first time!!

Glad to hear you are well and thank you for copying me Ovacome main site - thought I was on it!!!

Lots of love. Anne XXX

Hi Shorty865,

Oh thank you for getting in touch in what's a really trying time for you. You're really going through the mill, but I'm sure you are now in the very best hands possible and I hope you are feeling a little more comfortable. You are sounding amazingly positive and that can't be easy with all that's going on with not only your cancer but the current emergency.

Keep on improving and we would like to know how you are doing, so please do keep in touch with us. Take the very best care and get better soon. 🙏

Oldfloss profile image

Awesomely brave and awesomely inspirational... thank you for sharing this and I send love, hope and a huge, but gentle hug... breathe that fresh air xxx

Wishing you strength on your return to health 🌹

You may also like...