Thursday, November 05, 2009

Having a moan




This isn't really a moan as I'm glad to still be alive - but sometimes life is quite hard. I'm a cheerful bloke but even I find things hard going at times.

Over about the last seven years ( apart from 2 major surgeries for more brain tumours)I've had several dozen skin cancers on my face and head treated They have been cut out, burnt, frozen and even treated witha special cream which explodes the cancer cells. The cream is particularly nasty and never works anyway.

The skin cancers were caused through radiotherapy given to me 32 years ago. At that time the dose wasn't controlled and the few of us that have survived this long are paying the price.

At my last skin clinic appointment I was told they had a new form of light treatment, not laser, and I had another 5 to treat. Some were to be cut out and some done with light.

When I went this morning they cut out SEVEN! and I still have more to be done with light.

I've had so many injections my face and neck are numb and I have plasters all over me! I went to bed after after I came home and had lunch but I feel a bit better now though

What with brain tumours and kidney disease too, I wonder what it must be like to be ABLE BODIED AND HEALTHY? I'll never know that, so if you are then look after yourself and don't take anything for granted.

Glad I've got it off my chest. now I'm smiling again.


5 comments:

NEARBYTREE said...

You have put up with such so much over the years. I would moan a lot if I was you, but you rarely do and always have a happy face. We are proud of you Matt

Anonymous said...

What a day you have had and yet you STILL end your blog by saying you are now smiling again.If only more people had your strength and courage.We all need to make the most of every day and as you say never take anything for granted.I would add or anyone.

Lajoni said...

You certainly do have cause to moan, but your posts are usually so cheerful....I am so very glad you're smiling again and am I am sending positive vibes for your good health...Stay safe xx

Thinking Out Loud said...

Thank you evrybody for your kind comments.I feel more like myself today even though I look as if i have sores all over my head and a bullet hole in my forehead!!!!!!!
think people might edge away from me if they saw me in a shop - I would!

Lajoni said...

I think people are frightened or wary of what they don't know or understand, we all like to think we would do the correct thing but if in the position would we....I think you would x