On the 4th May 1974, we married in the beautiful Christchurch Priory which was then Hampshire and is now Dorset, to have and to hold from this day forward. I didn’t realise how important the words in our vows “in sickness and in health” were at the time.
In June 2016, I was hospital and unable to eat (you can read more of my patient story here),. I had asked to be able to come home. My husband who is old school and hadn’t previously had much to do with cooking or housework became an expert in looking after me and the home, for better, for worse. He made me things I could I eat and I soon built up my appetite, to love and to cherish. He sold a watch he treasured so we could go on a cruise to help me get better, for richer, for poorer. I healed quickly.
Till death do us part. 💜
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I found out I had an appendix tumour during my c-section
Oh, there’s an issue with your appendix. We’ll need to get another surgeon across to remove your appendix. There seems to be a tumour-like growth on your appendix and there is mucous leaking around your abdomen.”
Even if your case is rare, do not give up…
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Don’t give up hope!
On February 2nd, 2011, my appendix burst and I had an operation in Burton-on-Trent. I was 36. On March 7th, I received a letter from the hospital saying I’d missed a follow-up appointment for a suspected case of PMP. I hadn’t received the original letter and just what was PMP? I looked it up on the internet.
It can be a challenging and overwhelming experience to face a serious medical condition like pseudomyxoma peritonei. The words in your wedding vows, “in sickness and in health,” can take on new meaning and significance in such a situation. Having a partner or spouse who is willing to stand by you and support you through the ups and downs of PMP can make a big difference in your well-being and quality of life. It is important to communicate openly and honestly with each other about your feelings and needs, and to work together to navigate this difficult time. Remember that even in difficult times, the love and commitment you share can help you overcome any challenges that may come your way.