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We saw Dr Roy and the chemo has been postponed. Helga even joined us for the appointment. Ian has a scan booked on Sunday at Scunthorpe Hospital (on account of the longer waiting list at Grimsby) so we are all looking forward to that little run out at the weekend. smiley - cheerup Once Ian has had his picc line flush next week, we have to ask the nurse to contact Dr Roy and he will check the scan results. Depending upon that will be the next step, Dr Roy suggested radiotherapy yesterday but he explained how tired this will make Ian and I am just grateful no more poisonsmiley - skull

Then it was off to Amethyst Ward waiting area, which is the lovely name for the more harrowing place, it is so difficult to switch off and not take in what you are seeing, such poorly people and their nearest and dearest who look like they are an inch away from breaking downsmiley - blue

Ian does his best to cheer everyone up. smiley - hug

Have I told you that the oncology ward chemo nurses have a nickname for Ian, based on his surname?

Well yesterday while in the waiting room to have his picc line flushed, one of the nurses came through the double doors with medical folder in hand and shouted "Have we got Tarty Flett here please?" which caused us to erupt in giggles. As Ian was walking towards her he said "Oh I went to see my doctor about that problem" "What problem?" "Ejaculating when I sneeze" (I rolled my eyes, I had heard this before, but I still laugh at other people's reactions. "What did the doctor say?" "He said what are you taking for it? So I said SNUFF!" I hope he never loses his sense of humour. It's what I fell in love with! smiley - loveblush

The picc line flush went well, we were in and out in 10 minutes. The ward, as usual, was full. smiley - sadface On the way out though, we passed a couple from our cancer support group, and the hubby, Chris, was in a wheelchair. His missus looked worn out, bless her. smiley - loveI went to give Chris a hug & kiss and it was like grabbing a bag of bones smiley - cry


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Pierce The Pirate ~ in Hotblack Desiato mode ~

The old ones are the best smiley - biggrin

I was just thinking thank heavens for NHS. In the US you have to pay for the snuff yourself smiley - tongueincheek

And the poor people over there will of course have to make do with ground black pepper smiley - whistle

Anyway, I'm glad Ian still has his humour. smiley - hugsmiley - hug to both of you smiley - smiley

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Icy North

I'm another fan of medical humour. The slapstick in those Carry On films was unsurpassed, and it's always the best way of getting through these things.

I was in for an eye op yesterday - it all went ok, but now the anaesthetic's worn off it feels as if someone's kicked me hard in the eye. Reminds me of one of my favourites:

Doctor, to patient in bandages: "The good news is we've managed to save your eyes"

Patient: "Oh, thanks, Doc, that's wonderful"

Doctor: "Yes, you can collect them on your way out"


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Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

smiley - snorksmiley - laugh - Some of the nurses and Drs I had, had very litle sense of humour sadly... I did my best though smiley - angel and only got in real trubble with my far-too realistic impression of anaphalatic shock, which I did to a poor nurse who had just injected me with antibiotic smiley - snork . . . well it seemed funny to me at the time to do it; by the time William had told her it was a joke, she'd leapt to the other side of the room and had a surringe of adrenalinin ready to inject me with smiley - laughsmiley - blush


Like with the chemo people can respond so differently to the radiotherapy; I got a tiny sore throat (well it was my neck partly being zapped), - some people got that side effect so bad they had to have liquid food suppliments and no solid food, but in terms of tiredness, I found it an aweful lot easier than the fatigue from chemotherapy; I was supprised too, having been warned so much about it 'burning' the skin (leaving a rash like sunburn apparently), yet I never got that either (though I used an aweful lot of E545 and aquious on the areas they targeted, and got William to do my back with them, to cover the 'exit' of the radiotherapy radiation....) smiley - cuddlesmiley - hugsmiley - kisssmiley - tea


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Ian is having a scan today. In Scunthorpe! So we're having a day out, thank goodness Caroline will be driving, I hate trying to navigate strange places, especially in the rain! smiley - wah


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You can call me TC

Have a good day - and let us know the outcome. At least a scan shouldn't tax Ian so much as the therapies. smiley - goodluck


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All went well. Results will be sent to Dr Roy, who will liaise with the nurse doing his picc line flush on Tuesday - we are imagining she will set up a conference call but I am afraid I am going to miss it as I will be at Grimsby crematorium, an old Avon customer of mine finally succumbed to a brain tumour (she is the mother of my daughter Helen's best friend Rachel, I promised Helen I would represent the family)smiley - rose


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We found out yesterday that there's a blockage so he has to have emergency radiotherapy at Castle Hill today. I won't be going as I have my 2nd funeral in 2 days, and I promised my daughter I would represent our family. smiley - rose


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I went along to Castle Hill today and what a lovely day out it turned out to be smiley - smiley
I was able to drop a Get Well Soon card and box of Maltesers into my friend Bev on Ward 11 after Ian had had his radiotherapy and then we did a little jaunt across to Waitrose where I popped in to stock up on my blackcurrant tablets which turn plain water into a tasty drinksmiley - wizard

We have been awarded vouchers for crossing the Humber Bridge so today's trip only cost Caroline's petrol. Pleased to say there was no fog today so I had grandstand views from the back of her car of both sides of the Humber.

Ian was so tired when we got back to his that he fell asleep before supping his smiley - tea so Caroline and I drank ours and left. I have been able to do an hour's gardening in the lovely sunshine and a commune with nature was just what I needed smiley - zen


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

That beautiful description sent me on a lovely trip in my head. smiley - magic Thank you - just what we need today, with the tons of snow outside. smiley - biggrin Now I can envision gardens, and magic tablets, and gorgeous views.

(And if you want to share the pics, you know the email. smiley - winkeye)


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Galaxy Babe - spaghettified editor

smiley - ski I have been seeing the US snowstorm on my tv smiley - ski

My sympathies and I hope life gets back to normal soon!smiley - hug

I took one photo yesterday, the giant psychedelic toad on display at Castle Hill hospital, but it was on my mobile phone camera (the toad is behind glass) and I don't have any way of uploading it to the internetsmiley - erm my apologies, although sometimes Facebook does ask me if I want to publish any recent photos and I get a selection to choose from, I can't promise!

Today is the last trip across for radiotherapy. Thank goodness is all I can say, as yesterday as Caroline was waiting at the give way to enter the roundabout near to the Humber Bridge on the return journey, we were rear-ended by the car behind, a very apologetic young man who thought we had moved out into the roundabout when we were, in fact, still there smiley - sadface luckily no damage done to Caroline's car which amazes me as I was closest to the impact, being on the back seat, and I definitely heard a crash. Thank you to the guardian angels and whoever else was watching over us, it could have been so much worse and in the grand scheme of things the incident was a mere blip in the horror that my life has becomesmiley - cry


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - cuddle Glad it wasn't worse.

Snow's gone here - we're having a couple of warm days before another predicted cold snap. Winter is a roller coaster.


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Thank you smiley - cuddle
Radiotherapy is all done smiley - bubbly and I am happy to report incident-free, even the radio played John Denver's Annie's Song on the way back south. smiley - biggrin

I took a couple of snaps crossing the Humber Bridge, bright sunshine and me behind glass, just have to await Facebook's pleasure, and I'll publishsmiley - ok

Ian is having a picc line flush Thursday morning, I can't be there as I will be at Mum's awaiting my brother and s-i-l's arrival for a lunch date with Mum smiley - spork I'm hoping to be gen'd-up as soon as they find anything out, otherwise I will see them Thursday afternoon at the cancer support group.


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All of our precipitation has been liquid--even when there's snow 10 miles away (or less!) Except for the snow nearby, this has been the most normal winter we've had in years.


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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

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His picc line flush went well apparently smiley - ok

Cancer club yesterday went well, smiley - teasmiley - hugsmiley - cake

Ian was first to ask us to leave as he was tiredsmiley - erm

He has an appointment with Dr Roy on 11 April and on the waiting list for a scan.

His adjustable bed is all set up in his living room now and he loves it, been playing with it like a big kidsmiley - brave


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

He has his priorities straight - always play with the new toys first. smiley - winkeye

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