I haven’t been putting much from my life on here for a while and that’s because some pretty difficult stuff has been going on.
My eldest daughter has been having health issues for a few years now – pretty serious ones.
Very briefly – she has a serious problem with her back, but needed to lose weight so the required operation could be done. She tried and tried, but in the end went with bariatric surgery. That resulted in sepsis, and the scans for that showed suspicious shadows.
Two little lentil sized ones ended up with her getting most of one lung removed. I was shocked by that and couldn’t understand why such little shadows meant such a big removal. Suspicions began to form.
After recovering from that, she needed a hysterectomy for abnormal thickening. And after recovering from THAT, she had to have her gall bladder removed. The professionals were saying that all these things were not connected, but by now, I wasn’t believing that.
All was going swimmingly, as best as it could in the circumstances and reassurances were given at every stage that everything was caught really early. So when she and her husband went for what they thought was a routine follow up one day in May, they were shocked to the core to be told that she was stage 4, and nothing more could be done. The prognosis was 6 months and we’d be lucky to still have her by Christmas.
My lovely daughter is now a very sick woman and I can’t believe we haven’t got her for much longer. It’s utterly heart breaking. I’m struggling with the grief, breaking into tears at the drop of a hat, just typing this is through tears.
We had a family Christmas a few weekends ago, and this picture was taken then. The day utterly wore her out. The smiles hide a lot of pain, physical and emotional.
I’ve been spending a lot of time at her house, making the most of the time we have left.
I miss talking to you guys, so I’ll try and start posting updates of what’s happening more often. Mostly much lighter than this one!