Archive for July, 2019

Wednesday 31st July… Guess where?

And no prizes for guessing Hospital! My stay has been a bit longer than I expected – mainly IV fluids and some mineral supplements to correct my electrolyte balance! There is a little concern at my ongoing low blood pressure, so I have a a chest X-ray to ensure I don’t have a lung infection, […]

Monday 29 July… Clinic day

So after the ‘excitement’ of yesterday, I rang the hospital this morning to see if I needed more bloods. The answer was probably yes, if only to check my platelet count. Looking in the mirror, it became clear that the bruising was more extensive than I thought However no pain or bleeding and I slept […]

Sunday 28th July… unexpected trip to A&E

Not the best way to spend a Sunday, but I think I fainted the morning and on the way down bashed my nose, lip and head. Blood on the carpet and definitely woozy! On advice I called 999 and an ambulance came and picked me up and took me to A&E. Not my finest hour! […]

Thursday 25th July … Blood test and result

As the title says, I went into the hospital yesterday for my blood test. As I was leaving, I bumped into one of the Nurse Specialist (Amy) so we had a brief chat. She did say she would let me know the results if they were available by 5 o’clock, but no call came! However […]

Sunday 21st July… last round!

A lot of sitting around today – things seem to go slowly in hospital on a Sunday so I didn’t have bloods taken until about 11:30, but the reslts came back about 20 minutes ago at 150! I have just started the final dose of chemo and I hope to be away in about an […]

Saturday 20th July… Eviction!

Well, I suppose it was too good to last, but last night I was evicted from my side room! I can’t complain though, I had no clinical need and they needed it for someone who does (either because they are susceptible to infection or have an infection themselves). So I am back in the bay […]

Friday 19 June… The wait is over!

Yes, I received a call last night to say that there would be a bed available for me by 8:30! I had called the splendid Lymphoma Nurse Specialist earlier in the day to find out what was happening so I knew it was very likely, but it was a huge relief to get the call […]

Wednesday 16 July… A waiting game

Just realised that I havent posted for a few days. Its been a bit of a torrid week. I had the rituximab as an outpatient last week, so I was hoping for a significant reduction in my white cell count when I went to clinic on Monday. Alas, that was not the case, in fact […]

Tuesday 8 July… Clinic!

It has been quite a rollercoaster of a week, from last Mondays decision to start more conventional chemotherapy, to the change on Tuesday to continue with the rituximab, followed by the admission and administration. I had a bit of an anxious weekend – not exactly feeling unwell, but not exactly feeling on top form – […]

Saturday 6 July… Home?

And you might correctly deduce that I wasn’t released yesterday. It seems that my electrolyte balance isn’t correct! I had some magnesium in yesterday’s fluids, and both last night and this morning I had a potassium tablet (and to do my bit, I had a banana with my breakfast! Yesterday’s blood results did show a […]

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