Laughter with Cancer
Dec 30, 2015 11:45:15

D197: HUGGING OUT AT HOME

I’m roping the nurses who visited me at home for hugs haha. I definitely miss my morning hugs from ward 9. But mum’s hug is pretty awesome too.

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Laughter with Cancer
Dec 30, 2015 08:46:45

D197: HAVE FUN & SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES – Jess

My first lunch at home. Jes came over for a visit. Mum cooked us yummy food. I ate a lot. I’m on my putting on weight plan. I have lost a fair bit of weight. For some reason, having friends around me always make me eat more haha.

I need to organise my pain meds better tonight. So, I get the relief before the pain gets to me. But things are definitely on the mend.

Thank you to the nurses who changed my dressing. I felt sorry they have to check out my butt lol.

Almost happy new year everyone!!

30.12.15

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Dec 30, 2015 04:01:25

D182: A TRIBUTE FOR STEVEN – Daniel MacPherson

I am uploading this quite late to give time for the family.

It’s a sad day. We lost a beautiful soul to heaven on 15th December . I haven’t had a chance to meet Steven. Yet, you can see how great he is by the people around him. And, there were a lot of lovely people in the room. I am sending love and hugs for family, friends and those around him.

PS: Thanks Dan for sharing your story with me.

Love,
Nat xx

15.12.15

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Laughter with Cancer
Dec 19, 2015 02:08:38

D186: ANCIENT BREATHING TECHNIQUE

I asked Helen to share her wisdom with us. She is a meditation teacher. I promised Noam, my pain doctor, that I’ll experiment with breathing to overcome pain too.

Breaaaaattheee…

19.12.15

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Laughter with Cancer
Dec 19, 2015 01:56:46

Kristian gave me a good bye hug today. I’m so happy he can go home for Christmas. I can’t wait til I can too.

Kristian is a special one for me. Please send prayers, healing vibes, thoughts, magic, miracles and everything amazing to Kristian and his beautiful family.

I love you Kristian ❤😀❤

19.12.15

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Laughter with Cancer
Dec 18, 2015 22:41:29

D186: WEE ALL OVER MY BREAKFAST

My new gig as sit down comedian

Only in hospital…

19.12.15

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Dec 18, 2015 17:57:36

D185: #cancerpedia – MORPHINE INJECTION

I was in acute pain last night trying to go to toilet. Fartspasm was excruciatingly painful and more frequent. I have already been given tramadol IV and it hasn’t settled yet. So, I was given morphine to help relief the pain.

My first experience with morphine was 2 weeks ago. It puts me to sleep soundly for a couple hours which is nice as I haven’t been able to recently because of my radiation wound.

This time, it doesn’t quite put me to sleep. But it takes the edge of my pain. I don’t get high on it either.

18.12.15

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Dec 18, 2015 17:13:43

D185: HO HO HO…HUGS HUGS HUGS

More hugs today and visit from various doctors. I got visited by acute pain doctors, oncology doctors, and colorectal surgical team due to my excruciating ‘fartspams’ yesterday. They believe it is a classic anal fissure case. The colorectal surgeon said the experience is like having a sharp glass going through your butt. I nodded in pain to that.

Noam, my pain doctor, offered local anesthetic surgery to help with my pain. It will be either spine or epidural procedure which will help block nerve pain for few days. He is so kind and organised to make this happens should I say yes to this. He is concerned that we won’t be able to do this over the weekend if I get really bad episode.

My oncologist team supports whatever decision I made. I chatted to mum and decided to hold off surgery and try these new pain infusions of Ketamene and Fentanyl (I’m back on my pain pump now). There is always risk in doing everything. Mum and I were concerned about complication on the nerve.

Then, I had a visit from colorectal team which propose to do a gentler approach by putting me under, analyse and inject botox to help with my nerve pain. I joked and said, ” This one is on my butt, not my face?” The plan is to do this on Monday.

I had another bad episode tonight. Thank you John for coming up to ICU and put canulla on me. So, I can have breakthrough on tramadol IV. Both of my port are already accessed for Ketamene (currently, on 8mg) and Fentanyl (20mg on PCA pump) These pain meds save my life. Lucky, I didn’t get crazy side effect from Ketamene like when I was in ICU.

I went down to physio too in my pump sleigh! 🙂 If you want to laugh, check out my hospital sleigh video 🙂

I got a visit from Santa too today 🙂 Everyone is in jolly spirit here. I love it.

Thanks everyone at Peter Mac for your hug, love and laughter 🙂

18.12.15

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Dec 18, 2015 08:23:12

D185: MY HOSPITAL SLEIGH!!

How to turn pain to santa’s raindeers!

I got put on strong pain killers on massive pump machine today. It’s a joyful season indeed. We become creative at being silly!

Best ride ever!

PS: I’m on wheelchair due to my excruciating pain last night. My legs still weak from 2 weeks bed bound in hospital.

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Laughter with Cancer
Dec 18, 2015 06:41:35

D185: A smile can change anything – Sian

No matter how hard your day is, you can overcome it with a smile and a positive attitude.

Happiness can move mountains, lets move them all with a big smile on our faces.

xoxox

😀😍😘😊

Nat and Mousey

18.12.15

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