Finally after 10 chemotherapy treatments, lots of scans, loads of visits to hospitals, I am going to have an operation.
They are expecting to remove the right hand side of my liver 50% that is and cut out a portion of my colon.
I will have both operations at the same time, quite a large cut to get at both area's. My lower body will be paralysed for around 4 days and I will be in a high dependency unit. Then physiotherapy to get me back on my feet. Bed baths, full of tubes ect.
Hopefully, released from hospital after around 10 days, as long as I can take food and go to the toilet, possible colostomy bag for a while.
When I get home I have been warned that it will take a minimum of 3 months to be fit enough to return to work, given that fatigue will hit me for the first 5 - 8 weeks and getting my strength back will take some time.
They think that after a period of time to be decided on that it is likely that I will then be having a course of radio therapy or similar treatment.
I am hopeful that in six months time I will be cleared of cancer and well on my way to a full life, hopefully with retirement in the next couple of years.
Traa dy liooar, yessir.