This little alien is a pain in the arse…

As many of you know throughout my entire treatment i have gained IV access to my chemotherapy via a portacath which is inside my chest wall and is meant to enable easy access. Trust me it has been a god send, i can swim, play…

Just cant catch a break this month…

After the previous round of chemotherapy and the issue with the extravasation all i wanted was a relatively straight forward round of chemotherapy if that actually exists. Wednesday came round as it does every two weeks even though it feels like you only walked out…

Extravasation- what even is that?

Well last Thursday presented a new problem, woke up with a dead arm and a really sore shoulder but port seemed normal so must have just slept funny. In the search of more sleep which is difficult to obtain I try and get a few…

Results and more…

CT results were due on the 20th Feb, however due to having the scan a week early Dr Awesome says i can pop in and see her for the results on the following Monday, so a week before expected. These results should show wether the…

Bone Scan

Bone Scan: A bone scan looks for changes or abnormalities in the bones. It is also called a radionuclide scan, a scintigram or nuclear medicine scan.  A bone scan can look at a particular joint or bone. In cancer diagnosis, it is more usual to…

Oxaliplatin…the new drug! FOLFOX!

Now the decisions were out of the way, next for me is the road of discovery, challenges but probably more likely sickness is the route of FOLFOX. In ordinary terms this is a combination chemotherapy treatment, made up of three drugs: Folinic Acid – FOL, …

Just what i needed…

Having read my last post (hopefully) you will have known how ecstatic and over the moon i was at having a bit of a break from chemotherapy and with that a massive sense of normality and normal routine to my life… I was looking forward…

Scan…

So the Thursday I get back, there was just a little reminder that life wasn’t totally back to normal and the hospital still did exist and back to regular visits was looming… yeah the title gave it away, my next CT scan. I’m becoming better at trying…

Hospital Admission…. id been avoiding this!!

So during my A&E visit and the doctors consultation going to be staying in over night to keep an eye on this fever and try and get my temperature down. So whilst sat on the bed in A&E they have finally found another vein and…

Mud never hurt anyone they say… maybe thats not the truth!!

So after finishing Pretty Muddy and a cheeky couple of hours out, Sunday is spent recovering not moving off the sofa and enjoying the football on show and catching up on soaps. Feeling very tired, exhausted i think its called. Mum makes a yummy roast…