Saturday, September 04, 2010

So far, so good

2 september
Thursday was a bit of a bonus day really. Although I was due to start my next cycle of chemo, it didn't go ahead because I was waiting for a central line to be fitted. This will hopefully eliminate the pain that the chemo causes in my arm, and make it easier for blood tests. I never used to be scared of needles but I can't even watch Holby City any more.

So Thursday's lesson was easy - enjoy every minute. Especially when the sun shines and I go to spend some time with my gran.

3 september

Friday, on the other hand, was not so good. Having the Hickman line inserted was every bit as painful as I feared it might be. Wikipedia seems to think people have this done under general anaesthetic - I shall be writing to tell them this isn't so. I had a local anaesthetic and was all too aware of what was going on. It hurt then, it hurts now, and I think it's going to hurt for a while. But it isn't forever - and I think that's a lesson I'm going to be reminding myself of a lot this month.

9 comments:

humel said...

Your album is just beautiful, and your story so brave. All the very best with your treatment. Oh my, do you ever have my sympathy - I can't stand needles and have the most rubbish veins! xx

alexa said...

Thinking of you, and really appreciating your 'learning' for today - thank-you!

Sarah said...

I love your album, it's gorgeous!

My dad had a Hickman Line when he had Leukaemia 20 years ago. He's now a long term survivor! So sorry you have to endure this though hun, it's really not fair. (((hugs)))
xx

Pippa said...
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Pippa said...

Sorry I deleted my previous post, it was full of missing words as my batteries went in my keyboard LOL! I love your pages - so full of colour, good luck with the treatment, I've bookmarked your blog on my blog so I can keep up with you.

Biskit said...

Lovely album Kate, and good luck with your treatment.

Sam said...

Beautiful album Kate, and good luck with your treatment. We are all thinking of you at the wight craft circle x

Annemiek said...

Good luck with the treatment, I am sending good thoughts your way.

Bubbles said...

I send my wishes with all too...
your book is beautiful, btw.