On my first visit for my Chemo (carboplain) the sister had five goes at inserting the cannula and boy did it hurt. In bed that night the pain in my arm was misserable right to my shoulder and this continued for 4 days. I rang the hospital and they suggested a heat pad, which i did, it helped, but i thought to myself ive got 5 more of these. On the 2nd Chemo (another sister) managed to insert cannula first time, but half way through the pain started again, 3 nurses came to check and it was flowing ok so with a heat pad i stuck the last 20mins. Now ive been again on Thursday 24th for my 3rd and as you can imagine i was very very nervous. Another sister who was very kind i explained how scared i was - she said we.ll get it in in no time - Oh no she tried and tried i was covered in plasters. After fetching yet another nurse she did manage to insert it no problems. After half an hour the bells were ringing id become disconnected apparently, being a novis i hadn,t realized so that put my treatment back. Anyway ive got that over with till the next one thankgoodness. Waiting now for CT Scan to see how treatment is going, Has anyone else had this trouble with cannula inserting and arm pain alot. Margaret
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