Chemo update

Went for my second chemo treatment yesterday and found it tough getting a line into my poor hand for the intravenous treatment. Have now been persuaded to put my name down for a portacath in my chest which will stay there until my treatment is finished. images2iv Still not too sure about getting this as it means having a small operation however guess anything should be an improvement on the difficulty they are having at present in finding suitable veins. My hand and arm are still quite painful today.

Also had two appointments at both Greenlane and Auckland hospitals the day before (Thursday) - the first for a CT scan (more needles and lines to go in to administer contrast dye) and the second appointment for my pre-treatment assessment. CT scan was good and showed no residual cancer so hope that will remain the case cos I'm not going through all this a third time round!

Just going to go into my craft room and do some playing so may have something nice to post to you later.

10 comments:

Sharon said...

So glad your CT scan was clear. Hope the chemo improves.

Leslie said...

Judy, happy for you that your CT scan was a good one. So sorry that you have to go through all of this though. My heart and thoughts are with you. We are not only bloggers passing online, but, sisters, SBS#25 Sisters, and I am always here for any sister of mine!By the way, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Loved the cards from your SBS Challenge. Hope you feel a little better this weekend. Hugs to you, Leslie

n8tvtexan said...

Judy, I'm sorry to hear you are having to go through this. I had to have weekly iron infusions so I know how painful it can be when they repeatedly poke you then have problems finding veins. Granted, those infusions aren't chemo but I can feel your pain with the needles. I'm glad to see your CT scan was good. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If you need to chat, let me know. Like Leslie said, we arent just bloggers but SBS sisters. ((((hugs))))

Debby said...

Judy I'm so happy to hear your CT scan was good. Hope being in your craft room cheered you up a bit. I hope you have a great and wonderful weekend.

Deby said...

I join the chorus of sisters cheering you on to health!!! Never give up! Your bewt days are ahead of you! And yes, your creativity is astounding~what beautiful cards you make! I'm praying for you...

Anne said...

Ugh, horrid to be one big pincushion! Hurray the CT scan looked good. I hope you got the chance to craft over the weekend and enjoy yourself. Have you nice spring weather to look forward to?

Hugs
Anne

Janet said...

so glad your CT scan was good!! My mom had one of those things in her chest as well. Its a small surgery but well worth it!! I am hoping you in heal well:)
hugs

Viv's Visuals said...

Ouch.... the thing in the chest sounds better than being stabbed with needles.... good news about the CT scan, that should give you a bit of a lift and ease the pain of the chemo...
sending you lots of good vibes, Judy

Susie said...

glad your CT scan went good......Please know that we are here for you even though distint from one another we are still sisters. I will pray for you to feel better soon {{{hugs}}} and please keep us posted

Susie

Valems said...

I'm glad to hear that. Gorgeous card.
Hugs Vanja

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