The day has arrived HIPEC & All that comes with
Good evening all!
I’m afraid I don’t get much chance to come on here like I used to - having a now 4 year old and 4 month old can keep you very busy indeed!
On my last update we were waiting for Chris to have a Laparoscopy to access the extent of disease into The peritoneum and Omentum.
That procedure took place in a London on tuesday and I was overwhelmed to receive the call from the surgeon to say based on what he had seen, the cancer spread still appeared to be low volume and he was happy to proceed with HIPEC and cytoreductive surgery!!
So.... I write this message with the bags packed for the four of us, it’s quite an overwhelming feeling to be once again splitting us all up whilst Chris has another major Op!
Our eldest is going to her Grandparents to keep her usual routine of nursery and balle/swim clubs and our 4 month old is coming to London with me as I’m still feeding her!
The juggling begins as we have been told Chris won’t be allowed near her for 4-5 days, so my brother is coming to London to have her in nearby hotels and go for walks etc ... and I will split myself between her and the hospital when she needs feeding!
We have been open and honest with our 4 year old and she has become somewhat excited after watching Dr Ranj on CBeebies and his program “Get well soon” she thinks daddy is going to his hospital to have his tummy fixed there by him!
It’s been so good for Chris to have this positivity from her and the hope that she will be able to visit when he is well enough and on a ward, something we didn’t do back in April when he was in the Marsden.
So here goes, into the unknown ... Chris had An Illius with the previous surgery (bowel Resection) and was so poorly! His bowel has already been lazy post laparoscopy on Tuesday, so I hope and pray the same doesn’t happen again!
I am so so grateful for this surgery, but so scared of what they may find or all the other possibles... I don’t really know too much about it all other than the procedure etc, so anyone who has had this done. Please please, any advise would be welcomed!
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers over the next weeks, I’m feeling so overwhelmed right now as I write this!
Chris is quite calm and positive about the surgery and I certainly don’t want to bring him down, I just Want to continue to hold the family together, (even though we’re far apart) and not let Chris get upset about goodbyes (which seems to be what he’s most emotional about!)
We have lived an amazing 10’months around Cancer and have found a way to enjoy the girls and block it out as much as possible, that’s credit to Chris who has continued to work through chemo and be so positive!!!
He doesn’t read anything , google anything, know anything about his cancer & that’s the best way!
I on the other hand have read everything that I can possibly find, but that’s my way of dealing with it and hope that somehow that’s lead us to this surgery and the hope of good outcomes and long term remission!
Anyways, thank you for listening and all the support on this wonderful site! Thank you for letting me vent and air my feelings this evening !
Love to you all x x x
Sarah, Chris and our beautiful girls x x