- I'm Carole, living in London, happily married and mum to two amazing boys.I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer in April 2010. Surgery took place in November 2010 and I now have a permanent colostomy...Spinal mets were then diagnosed in October 2011...In January 2012 I was told of further spread to the hip area (multiple lesions)..My life expectancy is now 6-9 months. Walk alongside me on the last part of my experience with this..
Friday, 8 October 2010
Back to What I do Best.....
Had a little think about things this afternoon - mainly about the new date for the surgery and how to get this organised now.
I have to plan things around this operation and I need an indication of when it will happen now.
So decided to do what I do best, put my 'Official Nuisance' suit back on again (complete with tights, cape, mask and badge) and start to chip slowly away at everyone until I get a new date.
Success - late this afternoon after numerous phone calls, voice messages left for people and emails sent out I received an email from the colorectal nurse informing me that P (in admissions) should have a new date for me by Monday and if I've not heard from her by late afternoon to give her a ring to find out the information.
So then I did the next thing that I do best....I cooked (well started cooking) something.
I've always said every year that I WILL make my own Christmas pudding this year - then I always end up buying one instead.
This year I've made my own :-) and it's currently cooking away happily for the next 10.5hrs then it will be kept in a dark place for the flavours to fully develop in time for Christmas.
This year Rab will be in charge of Christmas lunch (Hey! what do you mean you've all got plans that you'd forgotten to tell me about...lol) - Rab's got really good at cooking actually, 'Practice makes Perfect' has been proven in his case
He will be cooking and I will be supervising (from the sofa). It'll be as good as it always is - I promise, with the addition of home made Christmas pudding.
Mum, you're in charge of mince pies as always.
Lou - am I getting a cake this year?
Thinking about Christmas made me realise that I need to organise some stuff in advance this year - NO last minute stuff which is my usual way of organising Christmas.
If I'm not lifting or stretching for a minimum of 6 weeks I need to get some stuff underway.