Just back from the hospital complete with 'Herbert the Hickman Line'. True to form everything that could go wrong did! First of all the nurses did not realise I had arrived so left me sitting around for 2 hours, then they could not get the line in as planned and had to find someone to put it in sub clavically. The last time that happened I ended up with a punctured lung so - imagine how I was feeling by then! At least I managed without sedation! Then the entry site in my neck would not stop bleeding! Anyway - home now - just sore!
Due to start chemo tomorrow afternoon if all goes well. Please keep your fingers crossed!
Happy New Year to you all!
I knew a lady that was having that combo when I was going through chemo. She said it was tough, but doable. The port will definately help. If you have any questions just let me know. keep up the good spirits talk to you soon.
I wish you much success with your up-coming chemo treatments.
It is great that you were able to find another support site, and talk with your peers who have had similiar treatments.
May 2009 be a year of recovery and happiness for you.
Happy New Year,
TA Grade 1
30 BCG Treatments
Cancer Free since Nov 2007