Wednesday 23 October, 2019

The surgery was a success!

Aron Anderson is an adventurer, lecturer and bone cancer survivor.

The surgery was a success! They managed to remove all cancer and install metal rods in the area to stabilize my sacrum. 

The only memory I have from the first few days after the surgery is that I saw a man sitting in my window with 2 meter long feet. That must be some kind of a record 😃

I had to lay still in bed for about 6 weeks and during that time a lot of my friends came to visit which was so much fun. We played a lot of video games and I ended up getting pretty good!

Even though I lost a lot of the function in my legs I could still walk a little bit supporting myself with a walker. I was incredibly slow but I still felt this great pride that I could walk a bit. Cause when you can walk – you’re “normal” right?

The really challenging thing about the surgery was that I wasn’t allowed to sit down for an entire year for my body to heal properly.  Imagine that. You can barely walk and on top of that, you’re not allowed to put any pressure on your bottom. 

I honestly don’t really know how we did that but somehow we did.

If you’re standing in front of a problem that seems impossible and then somebody tells you: If you don’t solve the problem then you’ll die. 

Then you find a way to solve the problem.

Read more about my story on the War On Cancer app, connect and find me @Aron 

Aron Anderson is an adventurer, lecturer and bone cancer survivor.

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