Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Chemotherapy session #3

It has been a much better chemotherapy session today with just two attempts with the needle by the one nurse, the poor girl who has had to deal with me for the previous two weeks has had to attend me again today.
Although I am quite adamant that the needle will not go in either the back of my hand or arm they will insist on trying, but now she says she will listen to me in future as the first attempt in the back of the arm failed.

I am now hoping that the chemo will begin to do its magic as I have a week’s break between now and the next one in which time I can expect and appointment to see the Oncologist.

I have also been prescribed eye drops for an infection I picked up earlier in the week in both eyes and I expect them to be less sticky first thing in the morning.

I should have a wheelchair delivered tomorrow all being well but I would have to be ‘assessed’ on health and safety grounds to have a bath seat supplied because water is involved. I have instructed them to cancel the bath seat as I am not going to subject myself to being poked and prodded unnecessarily to satisfy some jobs-worth, red tape or H&S directive when I have been party to more than my fair share of examinations already.
The laptop is still poorly and I am expecting an engineer to arrive tomorrow with a new hard drive or motherboard under his arm.


Monday, May 04, 2009

Laptop ill too.

Just to let folks know that my laptop is knackered again and I have an engineer coming out on Thursday to fix it. I will try to get on when I can with updates.
This week is blood on Tuesday and Chemotherapy on Wednesday.
Speak soon


Feeling better today thank you all.

I do believe that the chemo and increase in tablets is working or that the prayers of friends abroad and closer to home have been answered as I am feeling less pain of late. I have had a good couple of days over the weekend, although I did overdo it by planting out pots in the garden, I just needed to get out and do stuff for myself, and suffered the following day. I am much better again today, although a little tired, which is to be expected.
No blood tests today with it being bank holiday so they are put off until tomorrow, and the chemo session is now on Wednesday followed by one week off. Let’s just hope that it continues along this vein [excuse the pun].

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