I had a PICC line on Tuesday and seriously think this is the thing that might push me over the edge. It hurts, the dressing pulls my skin every time I move and keeps coming off, and the dratted tubey bandage thing keeps rolling down. My arm is wider at the top, not straight, for Pete's sake. So was fussing about all this and going to speak to them tomorrow when I was due for chemo cycle 4 - carboplatin only.
But the consultant called today to say I can't have chemo as my latest scan, which was to check the ureters and stent after they accidentally cut it during surgery, shows 'things that weren't there before'. Obviously I asked what and he said 'something' on the liver and the pancreas. He said not having the chemo tomorrow won't make a difference, which sounded ominous to me. I'm going in on Monday to discuss it and being referred for and urgent CT scan.
Could it be a recurrence before first line chemo is even finished (Had ovarian Clear Cell and adenocarcinoma in uterus and endometrium, all removed) or simply that the first scan didn't pick it up as it was in a different area? What chance that it's nothing serious - I just laughed out loud. What happens next? I've been having a lot of what I thought was IBS in last weeks, but perhaps it's this 'something'.
I need to vent I suppose. Gah. This is annoying.