Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday 19 November 2009 Cycle Seven, Day Fifteen, Treatment Three

Well this week it only took One nurse two tries to get the IV started. She got in on the first try but for some reason the IV *catheter* (These Intravenous Catheters have a central needle, for starting the IV, surrounded by a soft, flexible catheter.) would not **thread** into the vein. She finally gave up and pulled it out---no wonder it was defective material. The needle had gone thru the catheter about ¼ of an inch from the end of it. So she tried a 2nd spot and got that one in and working ok. She hooked up the IV fluid and I said ----ummmm it’s leaking. Where she hooked up the IV tubing to the IV site wasn’t quite secure, she tightened it up, then cleaned up my hand and arm and all was well for the rest of the time.
The ribs are finally starting to feel better. I’m not taking near as many pain pills for it any more.
Quote of the week: A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. (Herm Albright)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday 13th November 2009 Cycle Seven, Day Nine, Treatment Two

my Friday the 13th from HELL

it took two different nurses a total of 4 tries to get the IV started today. the first Nurse the veins were playing hide-n-seek with. she could see them but as soon as the needle got close they ran away---she rooted around in each site for what seemed ages. The 2nd nurse usually has no problem getting in but today my veins just were not co-operating at all.

Hey I got good news this week. I got the results of last weeks rib x-rays back and I **just have** an OLD fracture (duh I've been complaining about it for over 2 months now folks). that means I don't have to live thru radiation treatments YET at this point in time!

Quote of the week:
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
Marcel Proust

Till next week~~Jann

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday 05 November 2009 Cycle Seven, Day One, Treatment One

Saw Dr R today, Blood counts are great and he feels that the chemo is working so we’ll keep on doing what we are doing. He ordered x-rays of the ribs to see if anything different shows up there. If it’s Cancer then he’ll refer me to a Radiation Oncologist for treatment. If it’s just broken ribs then I just have to be patient and wait for them to heal although this is the one I’m hoping it is.

He told me not to get the H1N1 (Swine flu) spray; but TO get the H1N1 flu SHOT when it becomes available.

Quote for the week:

Health and good humor are to the human body like sunshine to vegetation.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thursday 29 October 2009 Cycle Six Day Twenty-two Treatment NONE---OFF WEEK

Since it's my *OFF* week there's nothing much to report here.

Quote of the Week: The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)