A Great Day at Last :-)

Apologies for this very late post of the day but better late than never hey! And if you don’t read it tonight then at least you will have something nice to read on your way to work to brighten up those Monday morning blues. It’s so late that my editing team have all gone to bed so if there are any mistakes the complaints department is just me I’m afraid lol.

So I slept upstairs last night as planned, I tried to sleep lying down but that instantly sent my back into a spasm of extreme pain. 5ml of morphine later and I sleep sitting upright, I slept for almost 5 hours, wow. So up and awake at 5 am. My usual routine of feeding the ungrateful rescued cat, Tia and Molly Moo has been so all over the place for weeks that I think they have just given up on me and turn up when they like.

So drug taking starts at 6 am, with stomach protectors, just enough time for those important two coffees and a least two fags, lovely. So there I am sat in my Dream Machine Chair and it suddenly hits me, gosh I feel so well. Compared to yesterday and the awful 7 1/2 hours to get the pain under control, I have woken with background pain but that’s normal but what is different is that I feel so healthy. This is massive for me as I can’t believe that the patch of Fentanyl has made so much of a difference, it’s just amazing. What a pity that they don’t like to give them out due to the cost, can you believe that? Thank goodness for the Ian Rennie nurses who ensured I was given it. The best thing about them is that they will not cause me to be constipated unlike the 24 hour morphine which I was on that caused the constipation.

Now we have to talk poo for I moment, sorry but warts and all remember. Last week I went to A&E to check that there was no medical reason why I can’t go to the loo. After X rays it was confirmed that there was no medical reason at all but the results showed a massive build up of poo which just wasn’t moving. No wonder I couldn’t eat as there is no room left.

I have taken enough laxatives to shift a complete bowel blockage with no luck and then I started doing enemas at home for both for the small and all of the upper bowel and had some movement but just not enough. Dr Weaver gave me some special laxatives and he said that they take time to build up in the system but they were good.

So drugs taken I was enjoying my now two yoghurts for breakfast when I suddenly had stomach cramps and the need to go to the loo, wow I thought after weeks of no movement is this it! Now the problem that I now face is that I have very little stomach muscles and I am not used to pushing at all. So first go to the loo, not too bad and was happy what I had passed. I had at last gone and thought that would be it. Well without too much detail it went on and on and on and on. As soon as I thought it was over it started again. I was exhausted. I was so happy that mom and I had a mini celebration coffee and a fag, well I just had the fag but I was so pleased. I thought that would be all of it for the day, as there couldn’t be any more, could there?

So the day was planned for a short trip out to Homebase to get the last bits for Daisy Den and then off to Staples so that Steve could send out the Calendar sales ordered online in time for delivery as planned. So off we set. Homebase went well as did the trip to M&S for their wonderful stuffing for the roast pork dinner planned for tea. However in M&S I needed the loo again and had to go to the staff loo as I was so desperate, not a nice position to be in, it’s just embarrassing but the staff were very friendly and opened their staff toilets for me. We got to Staples and whilst their website advertises the Calendar envelopes, did the have any? No sadly they didn’t. So more expensive envelopes purchased but you lot are worth it 🙂 However again I needed the loo, we asked a young assistant if there were disabled loos and he just said “No sorry” so we found a female assistant who again let me use the staff room facilities, thank you to this lady as I was so desperate again and so embarrassed. So here is Steve with your deliveries which have already been posted at the main sorting office this evening and they will be with you all on Tuesday morning as promised. Uncle Peter I will post yours tomorrow Air Mail to Australia 🙂

All posted :-)
All posted 🙂

Then I had a donation from a very good and precious friend of mine Louise Lowe from school who has donated a massive £500 Beating Bowel Cancer, Wow I was blown away by her generous gift, now apologies for the grainy photo but Louise is on the left of me and Sam Bennett is just there for her good looks 🙂 Anyway thank you so much Louise, your donation is appreciated so much.







I then had an email from James at HO with some photos of the conference evening where Jo and Region 9 presented me with all my goodies. This picture came from Jo this morning with a card to say that the picture completed the gifts, wow and thank you Jo and to all of you on Region 9 and my BHS Family.


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Jo surprising me with a bag of goodies
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Me looking completely shocked with all the presents from Jo and Region 9


And finally for today’s happy post here are Rita’s candles as ever and prayers said. Thank you Rita and everyone else who prayers for me as it is appreciated so much







Catch you all tomorrow and love to you all xx

Oh and I forgot to say that Mary from our local BHS Store came round for coffee and cake today, it was so lovely to see her. She has the High Wycombe 50 Calendars plus the promotional pack so the Calendars will be on sale from tomorrow if I know Mary she will be on it first thing tomorrow, so happy shopping to all you High Wycombe supporters 🙂

Plus I made another two sales today which I will add to the Just Giving page now. One sold to Mary and the other to the District Nurses who came today to give me my antibiotic treatment and was so impressed with them that she had to buy one 🙂

Okay that really is it and catch you all tomorrow xx

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Married to Steve, I have two children - Rebecca and Richard. Steve has two children, Lauren and Chris. Rebecca lives with us (nurse Rebecca) and my mom Judy also has become nurse and housekeeper but lives in the West Midlands. My son is in the Army and comes home when he can. I am 47, born in 1967 and I was told I had bowel cancer on 22nd Feb 2015 and this blog is my journey through it. I hope it helps you as you were the reason I started it.

21 thoughts on “A Great Day at Last :-)”

    1. No problem Peter, anything for you as you have been game enough to be in so much of the promotional stuff, thank you and much love to you as always xx

  1. Wide awake !
    Thanks for a read!
    So glad your pain is under control a bit and wow to you feeling better xxx will purchase calendars Tuesday , can’t wait to see those bums xxx love to you all xxx sue

  2. Thank goodness that pain is under control you sound so much better keeping my fingers crossed you can stay that way….lots of love xxxx

  3. Well, this was a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning x
    And it’s filled with lots of happy positives 🙂
    that’s good for the heart & soul x

    Well I best get myself into gear and get ready for work, this starts my day off with a smile, long may it continue x

    Love & Hugs xxxxx

  4. hey wendy
    so pleased your feeling better and things finally got moving!! you sound much more like wendy long may that last. Fentanyl seems to be working for you it makes me hopping mad if the only reason you didn’t get it was cost. Thank the lord for the ian rennie nurses.
    Well done to m & s and staples for showing some humanity I’m sure we all know places where the corporate line would be no using staff toilets.
    thinking of you all everyday
    debs xx

  5. Hi Wendy it was so lovely to see you yesterday. It’s so good that you are not in so much pain. Daisy den is fabulous. The calendars will definitely be on sale from 9 this morning in High Wycombe BHS I hope you have a lovely day XXX

  6. Lovely to hear you have pain under control and had better day.
    Prayers as always for you!
    I ordered my calendar on line yesterday from EBay and it will be with me sometime this week. Looking forward to seeing all bums lol Xx

  7. Everyone loves a good turn out!!!!! However editing needed as I didn’t organise unfortunately
    Yeah it was me their/sister Rita and the pic is of Sam!!!! It’s ok we can blame the drugs…. Glad u like all ur gifts tho xxx

    1. Oh I’m so sorry Jo as with all the confusion of the gifts I was just so stunned and I’ll blame chemo brain, anyway thanks for all the gifts xx

  8. Hiya, am just catching up with your posts and SO glad that you are feeling better. Only 50 calendars in HW?! Help, they’ll be sold out before I get there. Must visit tomorrow. BHS here I come……

  9. You were right Wendy. My calander came this morning and my hubby loves it, especially xmas one lol
    I’m sure they will be sold out by end of week. Xx

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