I feel like a pin cushion. On Thursday I saw the Onc, who disccussed RT and warned me that it could cause further tumours to develop in 15 to 20 years! I fell about laughing! Even without the OC I would hardly be banking on another 15 years at my age! Then I had the boob drained (250 ml of fluid from the armpit). I am advised to keep a rolled up pair of socks in the armpit to apply pressure and encourage drainage. Then an hour waiting for blood to be taken for a CA125 test. Got home, after stopping off at Waitrose to find the boiler wasn't working. Pressure down and I couldn't re-pressurize it because the nut was broken. After a long argument with Worcester Bosch over what my service contract covers I "burdt into tears" and screamed "I can't cope with my colostomy without hot water" RESULT! The engineer was promised for yesterday (and came).
The car was collected for servicing and MOT at 9 AM, the boiler engineer was here by 9.30 and, just as I was making him a cup of coffee, St James' rang to ask me to get there for 1.50 to have a scan and be marked up for RT. luckily a friend ran me there and, as I was early they saw me early and I now have a series of little black dots tattooed round my boob & neck for positioning. I am not allowed to be drained again or lose or gain weight until RT finishes. It starts on March 11th and will continue daily for 3 weeks, in Leeds which is a minimum of 1/2 an hour's drive. Mind you it can take longer to get to York district Hospital! LOL!
The downside is the timing! 6 PM! Puts paid to all evening engagements for the duration but at least it will be over by easter and I can go to Kevin's without worry!
It is interesting to compare treatment for the two forms of cancer. Compared to the OC this is a piece of cake! Mind you I have only had a lumpectomy!
I came back from Leeds on the bus and the result was feet like ice and I am developing a cold. As I was walking from the bus stop it started to snow! It did not stick but was hardly warming!
Ah well time to get up! I am going to try my hand at raised pork pie!