Good News

Me: I thought I’d take some portraits of you all for a change. What do you think?

Nell: My ears are a little windswept.

Me: At least you’re smiling and so is Harriet. Poppy refused to look at the camera and my darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy’s playing Cheeky Animals.

Nell: You should share the good news.

Me: Yes. The nurse confirmed that all the cancer has gone.

Me: It is. They’re going to operate again as a precautionary measure to make sure they have a wider margin around where it was.

Nell: Which is wonderful to hear.

Nell: Yes, and the date of the operation is definitely 9th November.

Me: So, now I know what is happening.

Nell: They will continue to keep a close eye on you in the future.

Me: Yes, and I need to keep a close eye on any moles, or marks, that change and any prolonged swelling of my lymph nodes.

Nell: They can be painful if you have a cold, or an infection, so you mustn’t panic if that happens.

Me: No. It’s just if it continues longer than a week.

Nell: The nurse also said that it is completely normal to feel overwhelmed by what has happened.

Me: Yes.

Nell: And that this should ease over the next few months.

Me: That’s right.

Nell: But you should always let people know if you’re feeling stressed as they can help you through it.

Me: I can’t even begin to say how much everyone’s support means to me. It is such a comfort.

Nell: You also spoke to another nurse about your general health.

Me: I did.

Nell: And cake needs to become a treat not a staple.

Me: I know.

Nell: It can’t be one of your five a day.

Me: No. Sorry.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.