I rang the oncologist yesterday and we agreed that I postpone my appointment with him until I have seen the surgeon at the end of next month. I will have a CT scan midway through September.
My weight is gradually creeping back up - I am now 182 pounds having been 200 before the operation and 177 at my lowest. I still get a bit of colic and I take antispasmodics, but on the whole my anastomosis is working fine. Most evenings I feel quite bloated by bedtime. My strength is returning and I no longer need an afternoon nap. I am driving short distances - my first trip to the bank this morning and I polished the wood block floor that extends through most of the ground floor of out house today. I plan to attend a lecture in Southampton next week. This will entail a 60 mile round trip in the Jaguar.
I hope that I might be fit enough to attend the UKCLL Forum meeting in London in September.
I have restarted editing Leukemia Research and am refereeing for Blood and British Journal of Haematology.
The CT scan and appointment with the oncologist will determine whether I am to have further chemotherapy