Feb 01, 2005 - 10:18 am
Well, haven't posted for a while so thought it was a good chance for an update. finished my six months of chemo on friday gone and am starting to be able to see the other side of all this. still need my op to reverse my ileostomy and have some mixed feelings that others have described well about now not doing any hting active to prevent the bugger coming back but overall I see it as another step back to normality.
I have learnt so much through out this journey and so much from using this site. I have found strength to be able to cope with things I would have doubted I could. I have continued to work as a doctor throughout these treatments and have a far greater understanding of what it is like to be a patient and appreciate now that as a doctor I am here to serve patients and not the other way around. A very humbling lesson to learn the hard way!
Anyway life is beginning to get a semblance of normality again and my wife and I are starting to have moments of forgetting all this and enjoying things again. Or son (now eight months old and born the day after I finished radiotherapy)is a source of constant joy and inspiration. his cheeky smile has got me through some of the darkest times. You guys too have played that role and I thank you all for that.
Now that the nausea is fading I will tonight be drinking a toast to all of our futures. I hope some of you can join me in this toast.