I made it through!

Well hi, everyone.

I have lots to update you on about my escapades in hospital. Some highs and some lows.

Thank you so much to everyone who sent a message. Or who just thought about me. I have appreciated them, but looking at my phone or computer at the moment is just a painful mess of letters that swim in orders that I don’t think is where I asked them to go. And I’m not sure they’re even the words I had asked for anyway. But I probably fell asleep in the middle of the sentence anyway so I’m not really sure… And even a few moments of screen time really hurts.

But the short summary is…

The surgery ended up being 12 hours long. But the good news is that they think it was successful. We’ll find out in a few weeks when we get the histology report.

The pain is wild, and I am hallucinating like crazy. Phantom eye sight seems to be a thing.

I am still in hospital, I’m not sure how long it will be for this time around.

But as I am incredibly exhausted now, I shall have to leave you until later to give you any more info.

But we made it through this bit, though this recovery part feels pretty significant too. As expected.

Clarence sends his love too, he said to tell you he’s making loads of new friends and is looking after me well.

Love to you all and good night,

Jen xxx

P.S. remember the swelling is at its worse around day 4-5. Woohoo.

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  1. Lynne H says:

    Have been praying for you all week , so relieved to hear that it’s all over. Take care and rest as much as you can . You are an absolute hero .

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  2. Aly Brown says:

    Hi Jen

    I’ve followed your blog for a while but been a ‘lurker’ – just wanted to get in touch to wish you well in recovery – you’re amazing !

    Stay strong and keep your fantastic attitude – you’re an inspiration to so many no doubt about that

    All the very best

    Aly

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  3. Neil says:

    Fierce

    As

    Fuck

    Love Neil x

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  4. Rob says:

    So glad that you survived the surgery – just keep hanging on in there.

    I was having collages of people’s faces appear when I closed my eyes and I was also hearing music playing really vividly for several days after my last general anaesthetic – that was nothing compared to what you are going through, but I’ll try to send some gentle & entertaining hallucinations your way to help pass the time 🙂

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  5. J kirby says:

    Jen, it’s good to know it went well so far. Take care, love you.

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    1. Ash Ross says:

      I was so relieved to see the email in my inbox that you’ve posted another blog to know that you’re ok. Rest and take it easy. Say hi to Clarence for me 🙂

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  6. helensmurf says:

    Sooooooo frickin glad to see this in my emails this eve!!!!! Keep kicking ass gurl and rest Rest REST!!!!!!! So much love and healing your way 💚💚💚

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  7. Jane Coffey McCulla says:

    Bless you, Jen. We all keep thinking of you. It’s hard to find the right words for what I feel/think about this – except to say that your bravery is remarkable. xx

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  8. Jane Coffey McCulla says:

    Bless you, Jen. We all keep thinking of you. It’s hard to find the right words for what I feel/think about this – except to say that your bravery is remarkable. xx

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  9. Virginia Hexter says:

    I admire you so much Jen. You have so much courage. Think of you and know your strength will get you through this horror.x

    On Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 4:44 am The Cancer Chronicles, wrote:

    > Jen Eve posted: ” Well hi, everyone. I have lots to update you on about my > escapades in hospital. Some highs and some lows. Thank you so much to > everyone who sent a message. Or who just thought about me. I have > appreciated them, but looking at my phone or computer a” >

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  10. MeRaw says:

    Thinking of you x

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  11. Adrian Warnock says:

    I’m guessing right now you probably don’t feel that strong. But you sure are. Our strength is tested most when we feel weak. And we can only be brave when we are feeling scared but push through anyway. And you might feel that you have no choice. But you do have a choice about how you approach things. And you inspire us all. We are so glad you are thru the surgery

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  12. fatedthinker says:

    So pleased to see your face pop up on my feed again. Felt huge relief that the surgery went well. Sending you strong vibes for the recovery, but damn girl… you’re already one tough kitten! X

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  13. ToriMouse says:

    Even though you said bye eye, it’s worth it to get the blasted tumour out! Got everything crossed for the histology being good, keep going kiddo xxx

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  14. Pia says:

    Thank God your surgery went well. Sending you all my love, positive thoughts, hugs, fighting spirit, more love, virtual painkillers and speedy recovery. xxx

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  15. Crochet Ali says:

    Been thinking of you my lovely fellow head cancer warrior. Sending you a big hug. Try to keep your spirits up. I will decorate an eye patch of mine for you to wear one day xx

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  16. Kirralie says:

    Jen
    …sigh

    Did the Universe not get the memo?

    The memo that this Jen has already been through enough challenges and proved herself to be a resilient (and amazing) human being. Universe din get that????

    Coz we got that.
    Ages ago…and this extra eye surgery chapter? We feel was unnecessary (and uncalled for to say the least). We say just let this girl get on with her life.

    You are in my thoughts. And we’re sending our Oms to you from Mona Vale every Thursday morning.

    I’m sending you good thoughts, good wishes and all the blessings in the world that I can muster. I hope your recovery from the surgery is swift and successful.

    Go gently in your recovery Jen and stay strong. You are loved!

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  17. Em says:

    Hi Jen,

    I just wanted to say how incredibly brave you are!
    And well done to Clarence for looking after you XxX

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  18. davstudent says:

    So pleased to see this post.
    Sending positive thoughts your way for speedy healing and good pain management.

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  19. Janis says:

    Sending you all my love and healing warmth.x x x x

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