Colin (Bowel Cancer) and Me – I’m Home

by Jon Imondi  - April 2, 2024

❤️‍🩹 Colin and Me - I’m Home ❤️‍🩹


Gratitude and Recovery

I’ve said it before and I want to echo this again. Thank you ALL so much for your comments, messages, and support. I am truly so sorry I haven’t replied to everything but well … I had a major op and cancer so you have to forgive me 😅.

In all seriousness though everything I received from everyone gave me that extra ounce of strength and light to get me through this.

Returning Home

I came home last night after a couple of good days that followed a couple of pretty bad days - vomiting, nausea, and some pretty intense pain 🤢.

My body has done an amazing job and although part of my colon has been removed, I have keyhole scars and a long scar through my tummy where they removed Colin I’m alive and able to walk around with pretty limited mobility. (And finally eat properly) 😃

Reflections on Recovery

I want to say so much. I want to explain just how woefully unprepared I was for the post-surgery, the pain, being hooked up to an IV and liquid penicillin through a cannula.

How I didn’t know I’d have a catheter for a few days or indeed a drainage bag attached to my left side 🩸. But perhaps that can all wait.

Emotional Aftermath

The strangest thing is that although Colin is no longer with me I don’t feel elated. I feel quite sad.

Perhaps sad because only a few weeks ago I discovered Colin or perhaps (and most likely) as it all happened so quickly I’ve not had time to process ANY of this. The cancer, the surgery, the recovery, or indeed the conversation around whether or not further treatment is required.

Hope in Sharing

I hope that my posts (as long as they are) have some sort of affect on people. If only to look at life and ask those important questions around happiness and purpose.

We are all capable of such beautiful things ❤️

Final Words

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and if it’s OK. I’ll update again soon. Big love, me ❤️

P.S. I’m more than OK with the sadness and any and all emotions that follow. I’m still on my journey that’s for sure ❤️‍🩹

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