Mudcat Café message #3979352 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3979352
Posted By: gnu
27-Feb-19 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Alan Moorhouse

Time for an update for those of you who have been following this saga. It's been three weeks now since the massive operation, The Whipple Procedure, removed my pancreatic tumor, biliary duct, duodenum, gall bladder and some other bits. It has been just nine days since I got home and two weeks since I had to stop the painkillers, which my battered stomach just could not face any more.
I think I am getting better. I am able to eat now and although it is agony, my digestive system is starting to work again. The pain comes from three sources: The incision (still partly open and deep) the messing about with my insides (it feels as if a medieval battle has just taken place inside it) and the returning digestive process. The latter is by far the most painful and usually takes a chunk of at least two or three hours out of the middle of the night.
The CBD oil may be having some effect, but it is hard to gauge how much. It still bloody hurts! I am told that enhancing it with some THC will help it to work more effectively. I have nothing against that in principle, but I don't really want to spend my days stoned - and I seriously dislike smoking these days!
I do seem to be getting stronger though it's all about very small steps. The weather is lovely at the moment and I enjoyed sitting out in the sunshine in the hulk of my ancient Transit bus. I am hoping that in early summer I will be fit enough to resume work on it. Wouldn't it be wonderful if both owner and bus could come back from the dead in time for summer?!
Yesterday I completed four circuits of my sister's beautiful garden. It's not like proper training, but in this condition it's progress. I am surrounded by love and kindness and I thank all of you for your support!