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jackflash22
jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member

I'm happy to say I am going from strength to strength since having my blocked bowel sorted. I have been working in the house sorting out cupboards, getting rid of clothes that are too big for me now. Taken about 10 bags of books bits and clothes to cancer charity shop. Today I've been clearing out the shed and back of shed I've a small mountain of metal 'man bits' heavy duty chains, metal tools for large vehicles..all metal. Oil cans, an old bicycle, a standard lamp it's amazing what can be tucked out of sight for years. They were my late partners 'treasures' he wouldn't chuck away incase they became useful. In the shed was a barrel full of leather work gloves and heavy ropes.  He used to be in the haulage business, he needed them once..many years ago. I feel guilty getting rid of the things he hoarded but it looks so much better now. I have to make some trips to the tip now. I'm amazed and family amazed how 'normal' I've become in a few weeks. I have to have radioactive scans next month to see if I need treatment to the three tiny bowel tumours, they are slow growing so hopefully they will just keep an eye on them. If I have to have treatment it has side effects similar to when I was ill, pain and sickness, don't want that now I feel so lively and healthy. My BMI is perfect at present. I think lots of us has had ups followed by downs but it's good when it's up's. Long may it last.........

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  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    jf, i cannot tell you how

    jf, i cannot tell you how much it warms my heart to finally see you are back to living and feeling human.  you went through so much to get to this point and i hope there will be no steps backwards with the bowel tumors.  you look great and it sounds like you feel great too.  wow, what a magnificant and wonderful change!!  stay well friend.

    dj

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    It's great to feel great!

    It's great to feel great!

    What a feeling of accomplishment at the end of a productive day! You do know of course the day after you get rid of all that junk, you will need something you tossed. Smile

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member
    GOOD JUNK?

    JF22,

    If I had known you had so many treasures I would’ve come (way) over and help clean up.

    Glad you’re feeling better glad you’re on the mend.

    Matt

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Jackie that is just great news.....

    It is great news that after all you had to go through, you now have the energy and strength back. Having the BMI where it should be is also very good news. I need to get mine down some. I do have to stay on the highside, but not go over.

    Bill

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
    CivilMatt said:

    GOOD JUNK?

    JF22,

    If I had known you had so many treasures I would’ve come (way) over and help clean up.

    Glad you’re feeling better glad you’re on the mend.

    Matt

    welcome

    you help would have been welcome ha ha.....

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member

    jf, i cannot tell you how

    jf, i cannot tell you how much it warms my heart to finally see you are back to living and feeling human.  you went through so much to get to this point and i hope there will be no steps backwards with the bowel tumors.  you look great and it sounds like you feel great too.  wow, what a magnificant and wonderful change!!  stay well friend.

    dj

    Normal

    I really do feel normal at last, I'm at the moment sitting in the waiting room for my two monthly head and neck check up. Can't wait to tell them all their work making me better has paid off.

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member

    Normal

    I really do feel normal at last, I'm at the moment sitting in the waiting room for my two monthly head and neck check up. Can't wait to tell them all their work making me better has paid off.

    All ok

    the surgeon was amazed at the difference in me since he saw me two months ago. He said he was really worried for me then. I will be able to get my tube out after next dilation. The surgeon that opened the stricture is doing a paper for the medical records about us. Theres four or five of us now that's had successful surgery. There's always hope never thought I would feed through the mouth again. Already it feels quite natural. I can't manage solids but can 'drink' soup, yoghurt , and  icecream etc. I have a nutribullet so can have a variety of foods. For two summers I couldn't eat an icecream or drink a cool drink it's so wonderful I can be sociable again and join in coffee mornings etc. I had a clear scope and examination.

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member

    All ok

    the surgeon was amazed at the difference in me since he saw me two months ago. He said he was really worried for me then. I will be able to get my tube out after next dilation. The surgeon that opened the stricture is doing a paper for the medical records about us. Theres four or five of us now that's had successful surgery. There's always hope never thought I would feed through the mouth again. Already it feels quite natural. I can't manage solids but can 'drink' soup, yoghurt , and  icecream etc. I have a nutribullet so can have a variety of foods. For two summers I couldn't eat an icecream or drink a cool drink it's so wonderful I can be sociable again and join in coffee mornings etc. I had a clear scope and examination.

    jf, this is just  awesome!!! 

    jf, this is just  awesome!!!  i am so happy for you.  eating is a very important part of our daily lives and we dont' even realize that or think about it until we are unable to eat.  i'm so glad you can eat and be social again.  NOW that's a MAJOR STEP!!

    very, very happy for you,

    dj

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
    wmc said:

    Jackie that is just great news.....

    It is great news that after all you had to go through, you now have the energy and strength back. Having the BMI where it should be is also very good news. I need to get mine down some. I do have to stay on the highside, but not go over.

    Bill

    Wonderful news!

    I am so happy for you! I jusr finished cleaning my grout this morning, glad that project is done. I would say that I did it on my hands and knees but at 64 I did it sitting on my rearend! It kept me busy for awhile, now onto something else...........

  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710
    hwt said:

    Wonderful news!

    I am so happy for you! I jusr finished cleaning my grout this morning, glad that project is done. I would say that I did it on my hands and knees but at 64 I did it sitting on my rearend! It kept me busy for awhile, now onto something else...........

    Delighted
    Enjoy the. Summer Jacki!
  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Like the New photo..........?

    Is that an ice cream you are eating..........Looks good too

  • KB56
    KB56 Member Posts: 318 Member

    All ok

    the surgeon was amazed at the difference in me since he saw me two months ago. He said he was really worried for me then. I will be able to get my tube out after next dilation. The surgeon that opened the stricture is doing a paper for the medical records about us. Theres four or five of us now that's had successful surgery. There's always hope never thought I would feed through the mouth again. Already it feels quite natural. I can't manage solids but can 'drink' soup, yoghurt , and  icecream etc. I have a nutribullet so can have a variety of foods. For two summers I couldn't eat an icecream or drink a cool drink it's so wonderful I can be sociable again and join in coffee mornings etc. I had a clear scope and examination.

    Great news

    Jacki, great news and congratulations on the progress... Looks like you guys in the UK need more comfortable chairs in your waiting rooms:)   WE need to get Guzzle on that with his connections with the Queen and all he should be able to get it done!

     

    Great news and congratulations,

    Keith

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    so thrilled

    I'm really happy to read your recent posts. You suffered for so long, it is a huge change in your health and well being. It sounds like you are nearly back on solid ground and already full of energy and happiness. Looking forward to the next post. Don

  • avisemi
    avisemi Member Posts: 172
    How wonderful to hear you are

    How wonderful to hear you are doing so well! :):) 

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
    Guzzle said:

    Delighted
    Enjoy the. Summer Jacki!

    Thanks guzzle

    Thanks Guzzle, why guzzle? Is it your life long nickname or one you plucked from the air. How about the weather going up to the 90 s next week ( for one day) but pretty hot on other days too. What's your connection to the queen ha ha ( a remark made) need more comfortable seats in waiting rooms, I agree with that I have to wait an hour and half on one each head and neck checkup they are always behind with the appts. Must be a lot of us in the Oxford area.

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member

    Normal

    I really do feel normal at last, I'm at the moment sitting in the waiting room for my two monthly head and neck check up. Can't wait to tell them all their work making me better has paid off.

    Just connected

    just connected about the (you need more comfortable seats in the waiting room ha ha I'm sitting on my bench in the garden.

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
    wmc said:

    Like the New photo..........?

    Is that an ice cream you are eating..........Looks good too

    Yes first icecream in two

    Yes first icecream in two years.

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804

    Yes first icecream in two

    Yes first icecream in two years.

    Glad to see it.

    That is wonderful.............. I'm glad you are getting better and can eat. Celebrate......