Day one – 3 to 10 hours later (who knows)

I became a little more aware, awake and very conscious of everything around me and what had happened. My surgeon came round and I asked if they were satisfied that they got the cancer out, to which he said yes but obviously it needs to go to pathology to check the margins – so at this point the major part was over, there were no complications and the objective, from what can be seen by the consultants, was indeed done and dusted… time to recover now.

I found it hard to sleep, or even cat nap at this point, I felt groggy, like you feel when you have had a really late night and then had to get up early, that first half an hour – sort of feel like that.

I found myself dribbling from my left side of my mouth, this was the numbness I guess – so I was constantly wiping with tissues – this can get a little sore so consider Vaseline or other products to help relieve that. But more annoying was my runny nose – this just kept on running – very watery. Let me say now, this does stop, but in the first few days/weeks it is a complete PAIN. Of course it also makes your nose sore from wiping all the time.

Remember that morphine friend I told you about, well, I didn’t need him, but hey what the heck – let’s press anyway… now I can’t honestly say if I ever felt the effects of morphine, perhaps that is the effect of morphine – either way, I don’t remember anything happening…

2 days later I awoke – HAHA only kidding…