Saturday, 26 December 2009

The long road ahead.....

Yes, it's me at last. Finally I feel well enough to sit here for a few moments and type an entry. It wont be very long - just long enough to say thank you to everyone who has sent me Christmas wishes/cards/presents. And to say thank you to Martin for keeping you all up to date with what's been happening here. Not a lot has changed - the wound in my left leg is still open and weeping a bit although the antibiotics seem to have worked and the infection is at last clearing up.



Such high dose anti biotics, taken over a long period of time, have several unpleasant effects too. They can make you feel very 'down', supress your appetite, give you thrush and make you feel very sick. But at least they are working at last.

Christmas was a very quiet affair here with Martin doing all the cooking. And a wonderful job he did as well. I must remember when Im better to let him do more cooking !! The weather has been very cold with quite a lot of snow about which made driving very dangerous on several days so it was nice for us all to hibernate and do nothing but keep warm and watch telly. Not that I felt like going out anyway - this feeling of complete and utter exhaustion wont leave me for more than 5 mins at a time. Every bone and muscle in my body aches and my legs permanently hurt still. Im desperately hoping for an improvement in this very soon. Im trying to do a little more each day - walk a little further round the house - stay out of bed a little longer each day etc..

Thursday I go to see Dr P. again - I shall report back on what he has to say.....

15 comments:

Sybil said...

Dearest Jane,

I am so so happy to see you have written to us...I am sorry that you have had such a very hard time but I am praying that as the dawn of the new year comes in you will slowly but surely begin to get stronger, just one day at a time...give my love to Martin he has been an absolute brick..
Much Love Sybil xxx

ADB said...

Great to see a post from your own hand, Jane. We are much indebted to Martin to keep us informed, but it is very good indeed to see yourself at the keyboard, in a way. A long road ahead, but at least you're now seeing that there is a road to travel. We're with you all the way.

Guido

Jackie said...

Welcome back to the blog Jane, so good to hear from you again! Sorry the healing process is so long, but we have poisoned our systems for so long on one drug or another it's no wonder our own immune system is finding it hard to kick in, but it will I'm sure! I will be joining you on Thurs at least in spirit as I'll be seeing my onc also! Good Luck with that too! Jackie x

Joanne said...

Jane,
So, so good to hear from you. Just keep healing. It will be a slow process but you are going to do it. Best of luck with your appt. I will be thinking about you.
Take care.
Joanne (ontario, canada)

mortonlake said...

jane,im so glad to see you posting.martin has done sterling work keeping us informed.you take care,rest,use common sense,as if,lol,and dont overdo things.just glad to see my friend.hope 2010 is good to you jane.wishing you all the best,love mort xxxx men make damn good cooks,lol.full marks to martin.

LYN said...

SO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
KEEP ON KEEPING ON! XX

pam said...

Hey Jane. So good to hear from you. Martin has been a star In updating and I have just read them all. I am currently sitting packing my face with loads of shortbread and will hopefully get a bit warmer soon (thats If I can move!) I hope you get some reprieve from the pain and get your strength back. Sending loads of love and hugs as usual. Pam.xx

Rose W said...

You know you are in so many peoples thoughts....I spoke to Scott P the other day he says hello and a hug !! bloody typical you get the hugs I get the hassle. Everyone at JWF is sending the power of positive thought your way.

What is the secret to getting the cooking done - keep it clean !!

love from Rose W xx

tinkerbell said...

Jane so very pleased to see your update, cant imagine what a rough time you have had but so glad the meds are at last working,am certain as the infection clears you will feel a great improvement.You remain very much in my thoughts and prayers.You are such an awesome lady

Funnyface said...

Hi Jane,
Have just been catching up on your blog. What a horrendous time you have been having, but you are a lucky girl to have such a loving, supportive husband in Martin.
I'm sending you good positive wishes for the next decade.
Big Love
Jaynee X

Andy said...

So happy to see your post and hope the next decade is better for you.

Andy

Deb said...

Great to read your post Jane....I'll be anxious to read your next one. Slow and steady wins the race my friend....
You are doing great so don't try to rush things.
Wishing you, Martin and all the family the very best of everything that a New Year can bring!!!
Debbie

Jackie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR JANE AND MARTIN here's hoping 2010 is a kinder and healthier year for all. xxx

karen said...

I hope you can feel the love & hugs from where you're sitting Jane & I hope things went well with Dr. P today. here's hoping you can enjoy some fun family times soon and throughout 2010. i'm booking a week away somewhere hot in january, but am keeping UK in mind for springtime....fingers crossed for my jan 25 scans and for your better health as well. happy new year to you & martin, with much luv & admiration.

Karen in Ottawa Canada

Sybil said...

Dear Jane, HAPPY NEW YEAR. MY NEW YEAR WISH FOY YOU AND ALL THE FAMILY IS THAT YOU ALL ENJOY PEACE, LOVE, AND CONTENTMENT througout 2010.

love Sybil xxx