My histology report back date arrived in the post yesterday, and it has been changed from 7th January to 24th January! That is 8 weeks after the operation, which does seem a remarably long time, considering that all the results are readily available within a fortnite. Why so long? I don't know. I have to guess that if the results were very bad, they wouldn't just leave me sitting here untreated for 8 weeks. So I have to assume that the results are so good that they are not deemed urgent, as any other thinking would just ruin my Christmas.
I've had a good week and the recovery continues well. All wounds just about gone and my body a bit more flexible. Only got up to the toilet twice last night and holding on well during the day also. Coping very well mentally too, but would love to have the pathology side of it out of the way.
John from the support group was around today, what a great guy. We talked about the hospital enquiry, our individual stuff and what we could do to further the local cause over the coming year. Also John has a great contact in Zambia at a National Park, where I am hoping to go for a few weeks this summer; it sounds an amazing place.
Favourite quote from 2010....Well it has to be from a lovely female friend of ours who we will just call J. "You know, we didn't spend all our time just shagging in the 60's, we drank lots too!"
So I have one daughter staying for Christmas...yeeees! First time in 24 years! Now that is a result! Though I did see number 2 and 3 only a few days ago when we exchanged presents and passengers in a freezing service station at Scotch Corner; and just may see number 3 tomorrow now that she can drive!
I may have a little job with McMillan in the new year; unpaid of course, but that's the future. It involves going to schools and talking to children about cancer in general. I get full training and travel costs so I am really hoping that that comes to fruition.
Update on Blog next will be before New Years Eve, but I would just like to say a massive HAPPY CHRISTMAS to everyone. Thank you for all your support through what has sometimes been a terrible 6 months, and thank you for giving me the inner strength to burst into 2011 with renewed enthusiasm.
Below I have copied the full minutes of the NHS enquiry to date. So read no further unless the fine detail is of interest to you. It is still ongoing, but as you will see, great progress so far.