Okay I've had to come back to the top to just explain to you what th photos are, the santa ones are Jack at 3 months old doing some photos for Xmas, more at the bottom, one of them is Jack's very first day of school, Jack and Jamie standing together - the long and the short of it! the round one is Jack as a baby and me leaning over him trying to make him laugh. Anyway I've had a pretty good run the past well almost 2 weeks now I guess. How great is that? Amazing and I am oh so grateful, I can't tell you the relief. I have had a couple hiccups but nothing compared to what was going on. The nerve pain is under control, I have a hit of it every night but I know how to treat it now before it gets too out of control mind you it involves taking 12-15 tablets and a hot pack and about an hour of nasty pain BUT it does go away in an hour where as I was having it before for hours on end and having to go to Hospice for Ketamine and stay in there so they could monitor me so this is a huge improvement. Then today I had terrible abdominal cramps and pain, high up and I pulled out my information list on Avastin and sure enough under the serious side affects was abdominal cramping and spasms and it said get medical attention urgently, so thank goodness my Doctor was available to me and came right over, he got me the medicine I needed and I slept for about 4 hours and was fine when I woke so that was short lived thankfully, if it comes back I know what to take for it. It is definitely caused by the Avastin from chemo so it is probably something that will bother me from time to time, still even that is nothing compared to what I was suffering. So all in all I am in a pretty good place.
You will be happy to know I have been dropping Jack to school every morning and also picking him up, which involves getting out of my car, going to his classroom and then to the playground before we head for home. I am managing to do this, good stuff huh! On Friday night I even managed to take Jack into the shops in Frankston and get him some new clothes and a game he'd been wanting for his playstation and a movie he'd been wanting too, it was good to spoil him a bit and to be able to walk around the shops pain free and just enjoy everything. Gosh I hope this lasts because it is just so hard to think of having to go back to that kind of pain and discomfort. I will try not to think about that because I can't do much about it anyway so I may as well focus on the good stuff and there's plenty of it right now.
Tomorrow is my nephews 4th birthday party so we are going to that, (as long as I'm okay of course), Jack is so excited, he loves his little cousins, so it promises to be a good day. He had his Dad over today for the day and they went on a long walk in the rain and then when they came back that was when I was in trouble with the pain so luckily David stayed and did Jack's bath and dinner and that is how I was able to sleep for so long. I was very grateful to him that's for sure.
Anyway that's about all I've got for you this post I think, I've been a bit slack over at the new blog mothers with cancer, I must get a move on and do a post or two over there as well. Okay, I'll leave it there, perhaps I'll add a few photos, they will be up the top before you even read this I guess won't they, I hate how blogger does that, I always want them at the bottom of the post, anyhoo, no biggy in the whole scheme of things. Take care my sweet friends and thank you for faithfully reading and caring about me, I appreciate it so very much. Hugs to you all xxx J