Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday 24 October 2008 – When will we know?

We have been told today that due to me being so ill with the Jaundice that no decision can be made as to the course of treatment to be taken next and as a consequence we may have to wait yet another 2-6 weeks before knowing. What is puzzling us right now is that no mention has been made either to the results of recent biopsies and we still have not been told if it is Cancer for sure or just a Cyst.

As the pains in my back [RH] get worse so my dosage of Morphine and Oramorph increases also and it now transpires that I will probably end up on more of these two forms of medication than any other pain killer.

As Ibrupofen was prescribed to us an afterthought a little while ago we have decided to take this out of the equation altogether and not use it as it is only confuses us more. I am supposed to be taking this with food but this was never properly explained otherwise it can cause internal bleeding.

The itching continues with vengeance and I do not look forward to getting into bed as I wake every two hours or so.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One and the same

As from today I have decided that rather than have nothing to post on here because I am too busy getting on with living then I should try and combine my two blogs and just post on the one of them. So from here on in an entry in blue is my usual moan blog and the other in black will be my Living with Cancer entry.

If possible enjoy!


Tuesday 21 October 2008 – ERCP

The ERCP, an Endoscopic procedure, enabled the hospital to insert a stent between my pancreas and liver. This was carried out under Xray conditions and the purpose was to open up the tube currently being squashed by the ‘growth’ and allow my body to function properly again and rid me of the jaundice.
The constant itching due to the jaundice has driven me mad of late; as soon as that begins to dissipate I will be so much more relieved.

The walk from the Hospital car part to the hospital entrance was so painful and harrowing that I could not have given my name to anyone had I been asked. I was so grateful that my partner found a wheel chair for me to use that stayed with me for the rest of the morning. The NHS staff were again brilliant in their professionalism and compassion.

We are now waiting for an appointment with a view to being told what the next procedure will be and whether or not I have Cancer once again.

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