Over the last couple of months has been the worst time of my 52 year young life. I had been really unwell every couple of weeks. I suffer severe chronic pain in my legs and back. I have had 2 surgeries on my back, injections into my nerves in my back to numb them, to no avail. Anyhow, I would get a pain in my tummy, which then caused my legs and back to be in intense pain 100/10 on the pain scale. I would bang on the wall for my hubby, he would come in but I was in too much pain to tell him, he couldn’t touch me, it would hurt. I took myself to bed and took 3 sleeping tablets to try and knock myself out, I usually need 2, so I thought 3 would help, I would get hot, then cold, sit up, lay down, then eventually I could lay down to sleep. aaagghh no pain, then an hour later I would be awake in agony again. Then i would fall asleep again for 4 to 5 hours. I would wake up, go to the toilet and have diarhoea. I would go back to bed, sleep for awhile longer then have to rush to the loo again. This would go on overnight. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t drink anything but burp rotten egg taste and drink milk.
Once the diahroea was gone a couple of days later i was as good as gold, when I told the doctor he was really worried so I had to have blood tests done, and excuse the rest, but 4 stool samples. 3 had to be done each time I went and used my bowels, had to be kept in the fridge and a fresh sample. Hubby dropped them off at the hospital on the friday. On monday morning, I received a phone call from the doctors surgery saying they got some results in and the doctor wants to see me today. That scared the hell out of me. We waited until the time. When we walked in, I was expecting the worse. He told me I could possibly be Bowel Cancer or polyps. So now I wait for a colonoscopy.
On top of that, my mum rang to say she was having weird turns. She had swelling of the Cortex and Frontal Lobe of her brain, got the results, as there is no brain cancer, whew!, but there is more damage to the cortex than for someone her age. Now we wait for another 4 months until the next review.
Then there was my 7 yr old granddaughter fell down a fence, whilst trying to grab the top she scraped the skin down to the bone on two fingers and into her palm. They flew her to Royal Melbourne Children’s Hos[ital. After 2 operations and 2 fingers being stuck together for 3 weeks, she arrives home after her second surgery, was only home for a few days, then put into the local hospital finding she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
What is next? My Sulpher Crested Cockatoo was let out of his locked cage, flew loose for 2 of the coldest days we had here and luckily after 2 nights freedom. The sooner we build the avairy the better.
Sometimes I wonder if technology has anything to do with the changes that are being mafe in society today. There are so many different types of technology that I wouldn’t be surprised that some of it was the cause of some cancers.
Posted by dee lindsay, 29th October 2014