Escape from my incarceration

I’ve been quiet I know. Apologies. Time for an update! Monday I was still in hospital. I had a visit first from two doctors who might have been from ICU… I forget. But one of them lived in Sydney for 3 years, in Manly. Her husband is from Newport, literally just down the hill from…

Things are looking better today.

So I had a visit from the doctor this morning saying they think the infection probably isn’t in my PICC line after all. It’s still a possibility, and I’m still worried about one of the lumens now not working as well. But she apologised for the other doctors barging in all guns blazing yesterday. Yes,…

So… I’ve had a very big day.

Maybe my biggest. I hardly even know how to start. So they’ve been taking blood cultures to see if any bacteria grow, and it turns out in one of the cultures they grew something. They think there’s an infection in my PICC Line, which they told me yesterday they can just give me the antibiotics,…

The excitement of nosebleeds

I wanna talk nosebleeds for a minute. I mean who doesn’t right? Riveting stuff. I’d had 2 in my life before now and in the last week I’ve had an extra 3. I was looking forward to catching up on some sleep on my second night in hospital, so after the nurse faffed about for…

Aaaaaaand we’re back in hospital.

Well, a lot has happened in the last week. I finished my last lot of Cisplatin, my parents turned up from Australia, I turned 30, and now I’ve found myself back in hospital (hopefully for the last time). I have found a whole lot of new side effects like nosebleeds, being absolutely exhausted that I…

My good old friend, pain

So they put this cannula in my hand because they thought there miiiight be an infection in my PICC line (of course there isn’t, but you can’t blame them for trying to cover all bases). Yeah, it hurt going in. Yeah, it hurts all the time it is in, either just a dull ache, or…

Hopefully my last night in hospital…

Wow so. I had my fantastic stay when I was first admitted to the hospital in the Mary Seacole Ward, but that is only for the first 24-72 hours after admission from A&E. As soon as I was assessed and my neutrophils were a safer level, it was time to transfer me to another ward….

My latest lot of friends

So… it’s Saturday, and yeah I’m still here in hospital. How long for? I honestly don’t know. I’m hoping to be out tomorrow but I don’t really know. Prior to all of this, I had never spent any time in hospitals at all. And to be fair, this is the first time I’ve really spent…

A brief stay in hospital… Another new experience to tick off the list…

So yeah I’m in hospital. I’ve never been in hospital before. I’m not sure I’ve been missing out, but it’s ok I guess. And I’ve got my own private room! Palatial! Well, I’m sharing it with Clarence the cow of course. Feeling fine (chemo side effects aside), don’t panic everyone. Like actually… people don’t seem…