Check Ups

Today I had my doctors appointment at St James in Leeds. Even though I ran 16 miles the other day and feel completely fine, my heart still pounds and my anxiety levels go sky high.

I have blood tests every 3 months, just to make sure everything is ok and there is no sign of the dreaded ‘C word’. Every day that goes by the better. I have been in remission for 17 months now 🙌🏻🙌🏻. I cannot believe how fast those months have gone and where I am today.

The hardest part coming back to the hospital is seeing other people who are in the exact same position I was in. It’s a situation which is so hard to explain. You don’t truly understand unless you’ve been there yourself. Most of the nurses who looked after me and cared for me have now moved on. I wish I could see them more and thank them for everything they did for me. If by any chance you are reading this, thank you, I literally couldn’t have done it without you.

Anyway back onto my check up. Basically what happens is, I get an appointment time that nobody sticks to, arrive, have my blood taken, wait a few hours (normally go visit the teenage cancer trust ward), see the doctor for 2 minutes and that’s it. There is a lot a waiting around but now its only every 3 months I can’t really complain.

When I first came out of hospital I had regular checks, going from every 3 days, then to weekly and so on and so forth.

I have to say once I have had my results back, it really does reassure me. It helps me put all the negative thoughts to the back of my mind and lets me go back to normality.

Sorry for the lack of blog posts recently I’ve been so so so so busy. Hope you are all well. If you have any questions that i haven’t answered please do ask!

3 thoughts on “Check Ups

  1. Hi Eddy.
    Long may “normality ” continue. Following your journey with interest. Jealous of your ability to turn adversity into such positivity.
    Love to you and your wonderful family

    Pete

  2. Don’t let the mental turmoil degrade your recovery. As a clinician I can see full recovery staring back at me, and now that you have a team to advise you and so many people watching your progress just concentrate on the ambitions ahead. Have no doubts you will achieve them all and thrive in them. Just an aside, who is the masked bandit showing you how it is done? God Bless!!

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