Post by IlfordDave1975 on Jan 23, 2004 16:24:32 GMT
I've never been one for bottling up problems.
but somethings I have to keep to myself. So I won't go into details, those who've been told will understand why that is.
I'm off to the Hospital now, where my wife Kathryn is recovering from an operation to remover her lymph nodes. She went in at 7am today, and will (fingers crossed) be out tomorrow sometime. This is the 2nd op she's had since early december, the first was an exploritry operation before we knew exactly what the problem was. The removal of the Lymph Nodes is done to decide wheather they can use surgery or wheather it will have to be Radio Therapy. I will be back home later, so with just 2 cats for company I expect I'll be back on here later.
I have been trying to come to terms with this for a while, its not easy......even though she has a fairly minor cancer.........its still a big fucking smack in the head to find out, especially when she's only 30.
I know those of you who've met me & kathryn will offer us your best, its what people do in these situations, and I thank you from the both of us for that.
But do this for me aswell:
tonight turn to that someone special in your life, give tham an extra big hug, and tell them just how much they mean to you.
Post by IlfordDave1975 on Jan 24, 2004 0:45:54 GMT
thanx to all .
I have been home since about 8pm
couldn't face posting. watched a film on c5
"memphis belle" ... average war film at best, but it took my mind back to a more innocent age. I was 15 when it was at the cinema, I went to the odean at fessy pk.... 1990 ... with 2 good friends I knew back then Rosie & joannne......haven't seen them in years.
kathryn is fine, we will know more when they have analysed the lymph nodes, middle of next week I reackon.
now I'm trying to cure my insomnia, but it ain't working
hopefully she will be up & about by next weekend, and I can drag her along to see a proper footy team
My thoughts are with you Dave. I know how you feel; my Dad (Nottspotter) had the same in the early 90s. I'm Glad to say he's still around and doing fine. Its quite amazing who else has had the same complications and treatment and have pulled through nevertheless. Bob Champion is one I can remember.
That said, it is still a shock and is one of those occassions when you feel like the world is spinning around you.
Post by Lakeland Potter on Jan 26, 2004 19:13:15 GMT
Dave and Kathryn, only just read this having been away on holiday. Gutted to read the original post but pleased to see the later ones.
The "all clear" will be a happy day when (not if) it arrives, for many many Stokies not just the two of you. If at any point some recuperation is in order, give me a call and if I have a few days or a week free you are welcome to spend it at Fornside. To give you some confidence in the future a colleague at work was given six months when she stayed at Fornside ....... 4 years ago! I'll be happy to prove the remedy still works.