Thanks to all responses as it is encouraging and therapuetic to be able to share and have others understand this type of journey.
On a positive note I will take the side effects over getiing ride of the cancer and small price to pay.
I had the added bonus of being misdiagnosed earlier this year and said it was just flux and acid from stomach causing sore throat and red right tonsil. Was given Landoprasol and had a major reaction to this medication which gace me 4 weeks chronic diahoreaha then was admitted to hospital for a week with intravenous steriods. Only 2nd day before i left did they look at medication been on and stopped this as they thought root cause!! This made me miss my ENT appt and had to wait further appt.
Had colonoscopy and biopsy for bowels which came back clear for cancer but diagnosed microscopic colitis which was then managed by 3 mths steroids, which touch wood is now under control and has been for months.
Was only at my next ENT appt told they thought it might be cancer and that I was being fast tracked and operated on asap. Tonsil out and ouch! that was not clever and side effects from that gave quite a bit of discomfort. Had to wait on that healing then in for surgery to get back teeth out and again another nice little appetiser before radiotherpay treatment.
Again, overall I have been positive about the whole thing and encouraged that consultant looking to cure this although I get it that life will probably never be total same and some adjustments having to be made.
Im fine with that and just deal with what i have to deal with.
So couple questions in general as I know all different, but when would I expect to maybe see enegry levels start to increase and maybe some gentle exercise on bike at healthclub.
Taste buds will have to wait and see how goes and just adjust to what I find acceptable to eat.
I have vowed never to drink alcohol again and been 149 days since I last had a vodka and coke. The very thought made me shudder.
I have put on some weight this year and although now not the time, want to get some weight off and assume this would be more controlled. So what is the take on weight and calories long term? Assume your not encouraged to intake massive calories/ice cream long term?
I lead quiet life and bit of a homebird apart from my holidays and am very contented person.
Still only 60 next March, not ready to retire yet but think I am going to aim for retiral at 67, god willing.
I know insurance can now be an issue and although there are specialist companies, i'm not sure id want to travel back to Tenerife which is a little further away if anything goes wrong and I do have concerns about the intense heat and will probably look at closer alternatives further down line when more able.
Was told you should really wait at least a year after radiotherpay before venturing abroad again, but does not seem to be the case with all?
Sorry if waffling and not all joined up, but as say, sometimes therapeutic to just chat/type away to others who understand and its nice to offer each other support and advice etc.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will stop being a keyboard warrior lol