Hi - I am looking for advice/expereince.
I have been through a dramatic bloating phase which started early Nov. Towards the end of Nov I had all the fluid drained off in hospital - which took 3 days - but when I got home it started to build up immediately. I put on1.5 stone in 10 days. Last Wednesday I was fitted with a pleurx drain so the fluid can be drained off without a trio to hospital. At the moment the District Nurses are booked to come in every 2 days but I am hoping that i can learn to do this myself. Apparently it is moe common to use these drains for lungs - mine is draining the adomen. Has anyone any experience? At the moment I am slighly uncomfortabe and the draining process leaves me very tired. Any tips are very welcome - I am hoping to go to family over Christmas and would like to feel a bit more confident by then.
By the way, I have had 2 sessions of chemo in the past two years and that hs generally dealt with the ascites. This is a 3rd reoccurence and I will seeing the oncologist on Wednesday for results of the scan and to find out what, if anything, happens next.