- 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..
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Nurse says 'Doing well now'....
Yesterday I visited the nurse at my GP surgery to get the wound redressed.
The district nurses are not able to come to me any longer as I'm now 'fully mobile' (which means you are able to walk 10 metres) but they have said that if the wound still hasn't healed by Christmas, they will break the rules and visit me to ensure that I do not run the risk of picking up an infection at this late stage....so that's good anyway.
So, yesterday Nurse J checked the wound and said 'Looking good and doing well now, just about 1.5cm that still needs to heal'...
She then decided to use something (can't remember what it's called) to help healing and redressed the wound for me.
I'm quietly optimistic that given another week or so, it will heal the way I'd hoped. All those good, positive thoughts are working - so thank you everyone :-)
Maybe, just maybe, my Christmas present will be a long soak in the bath this year :-) Or if not, maybe my New Year gift to myself will be a relaxing bath...either way nearly there, all being well.