Almost two weeks of Chemo (Xeloda) plus daily Radiation. Then yesterday I hopped off the radiation table and had minor TIA-Stroke. WOW
They took me to A&E (ER to US folk) in the same hospital, to be seen immediately. I ended up overnight in Neurology with tests and scans to find I had a minor stroke. I am grateful that it was minor enough that I have now almost fully recovered, after losing about 25% use/control of the left side of my body for a few hours. I am now released from hospital (remaining an out-patient) knowing I am close by and with my lovely 'medical' wife in the cancer patient units.
It is interesting that about a week earlier in time I had this tinnitis plus hearing loss.
And I am epileptic so these things are on the cards.
Enough to say I was so shaken.
They have wisely taken me off chemo and are carefully still checking things through. I shall remain on well monitored radiation treatment (over the next few weeks) with ongoing heart tests while there. I am normally quite a fit chap and my vital signs (other than the cancer) are good.
*I am very happy with the medical service and team of well interacting specialists at the hospital. In fact grateful it happened there.
WOW FOLK ..... THIS IS SOME MEDICAL JOURNEY.....
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
August 27th-November 2018 - Surgery and long, long recovery
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
Am a Salvation Army chap so I complete 'knee drill' (prayer) to the Commander in Chief often. For myself personally this helps me through.