Well ladies, I have had a full six months first with Radiotheraphy and then as a result horrible diahroea. I wasn't well going for the Rt but it seems that wasn't picked up in Dublin. I coped with the side effects as best I could. It was a nuisance and my appetite just went. So back to my own Oncologist as planned he took one look at me and wondered how I was still standing. So he ordered bloods and my potassium levels were so high, I got a phone call to attend A and E immediately. I was admitted to the Oncology ward and the Renal and Eurology teams called in. I was taken to have a Nephrostomy which wasn't very pleasant but essential to save my kidney. I am one of the lucky ones who hadn't been in hospital since 2006 so I was actually in shock. I was put on all sorts of drugs by iv and nebulizer. I was imagining all sorts of things with the steroids. So when my bloods settled, I was brought back down to see if they could internalise all my attachments with a stent. That worked thankfully but then I had a tube for another few days, I was made eat and given Fortesip which I am still on. My appetite recovered and eventually the tube was tested with the stent. all worked so the tube was taken out. The main worry about this is that I only have one functioning kidney the other had never developed from childhood. I was in hospital for two and a half weeks. The nurses were kind but only two qualified staff on by day one plus HCA at night. There was a night supervisor who clearly didn't get involved with the patients. Since my discharge I had a CT SCAN the cancer is still contained but I have to start Gemzar in the next few weeks to keep me well. I know it could be a lot worse but I am here and ready to fight again.
my latest news: Well ladies, I have had a full six... - OvaCare
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