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Thread #165433   Message #4009809
Posted By: Jon Freeman
21-Sep-19 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
I may well regret this post but as others are talking health...

Iíve had a sore on my back for years which has turned quite troublesome in more recent times. I finally decided to see a consultant earlier this year. What we know from history, biopsy, CT and MRI scans is that itís a very slow growing (and apparently ďnot usually troublesomeĒ) cancer that has remained purely in the skin. I gather the next step is to talk to the plastic surgery team about cutting out and a skin graft (itís far too big for a LA surgery job at the local hospital).

As someone who hates/fears most things medical, I donít want to do this but, if they can do it, I donít see there is much choice if I'm to be of use to anyone. At the moment, Iím avoiding tasks like changing the under sink water filter because of bending down and, lack of sleep (up to 4 nights in a row) has been a problem Ė at times turning me into little more than a zombie. The Oromorph (morphine sulphate solution) theyíve given me does help a bit with the sleeping but is not guaranteed.