Today marks the end of cycle 1 of Sal's chemotherapy. To say she had a bit of a rough ride is an understatement! I must say that it hasn't been easy for me either although clearly my experience cannot be compared in any way to hers. However, this blog is specifically from my perspective so … Continue reading One Down – 5 To Go
When in hospital last week her mastectomy incision opened up a little. The nurses thought nothing of it and just put a dressing on it. Since then it has opened up further and become infected. I changed the dressing this morning but by this evening it was dischaging and had become rather smelly! Sal has … Continue reading Infected Operation Incision
I have got to the bottom of why and how there was a mix up over the day Sal was to have her Hickman Line fitted… At Derriford they prefer to use PICC lines and they are the normal fitting for people that need a central line. However, because of Sal's particularly difficult veins she … Continue reading NHS Woes it seems
Last night Sal noticed, for the first time, that her hair was coming out. Not in huge clumps yet but definitely coming out whenever she ran her fingers through it. So, it has to come off. So, I got outthe clippers and put on the number 3. I have to say that Sal might have … Continue reading Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
On leaving hospital on Tuesday Sal was given an appointment card detailing when her Hickman Line fitting would be done. She was told tomorrow, Friday.This morning we received a call from the hospital at 9:20 saying they were expecting her in this morning and she had to get to the hospital by 10:30 or it … Continue reading Hickman Line Fitting
Sal has a bit of bad news first thing… her Hickman line cannot be fitted until Friday. However, the doc said that providing Sal's potassium levels were OK she could go home and return on Friday as an outpatient. YIPPEE!Sal had blood taken this morning again Aaaarrrgh! Not again! She was dreading it. However, the … Continue reading Sally is HOME!
We have both had a good day today.I managed to clean half the house. Then I went to the hospital and Sal and I watched the snooker together all afternoon. The first time we have done anything together since she went in.The even better news is that she is now no longer being barrier nursed. … Continue reading Wants to eat more but doesn't fancy anything on offer
Sal should be ready to come out of hospital soon so in preparation I am spending today deep cleaning the house. Every surface and everything on every surface will be vacuumed and wiped down with antiseptic wipes. Floor vacuumed, door handles antiseptic wiped. A great excuse to give the house a spring clean anyway so … Continue reading Clean, Clean, Clean!
Sal is becoming Sal again! The great news is that her blood count of sample taken night before last are neutrophils 3 and white 5. These are normal figures so she is back to fighting strength… well, on the way, and she has an immune system again! The cannula failed in her R hand but … Continue reading What a difference!
This morning Sal is feeling good. She slept well and the nausea is under control. She might even face a slice of dry toast for breakfast!Here temperature is down too. During the night she hit a 36.something for the first time in a week. This mornings was 37.2 so again, normalish. However, we need to … Continue reading Feeling better