Hello everyone. Further to my previous post re pain. Since Fridays excruciatingly painful administration I have experienced tenderness along the inside of my lower arm but no redness, itching or increase in temperature. Tuesday afternoon I rang the hospital to ask about a picc line. Yesterday Wednesday lunchtime I rang back to say slight swelling in area of tenderness, along vein inside elbow. Result: come to hospital, dr wants to see you. 2.5 hrs wait for dr to propose ultrasound scan to rule out blood clot as is prob phlebitis (vein inflammation). Sadly no.
Scan showed 2 blood clots in arm veins. Scanner lady said are you being kept in overnight?
Again no, dr sends me home with daily heparin injections for the next 6 months 😕. By now the pharmacy is closed but luckily ward staff give me 2 hypos and a way to collect the rest from mobile chemo unit in couple of days, to avoid 5th 2 hr round trip,to hospital in 5 days.....
As before Salisbury district hospital is still in crisis. I now have a headache, had it most of the night. Not massive did manage some sleep and have been drinking water. Wondering if this is indicative of further problems? Am I being paranoid?
I've now grown a 'pile' due to constipation (sorry) and am scared of it bleeding....
I suppose it's always worse at night and I will ring the ward soonest......just don't want to be told to come back again only to be sent home again. Sorry for all this, feeling a bit scared....😔. A shame, after such a good day Monday.
I do worry about other people having more to deal with than me, I do feel for every single person going thro this in some form or another. It's difficult, isn't it? Must count my blessings 😌🙏❤️