Sunday, 8 January 2012

Streeeeeee-ike Three? Or, here Pussy.

Because of my tiny deep veins I am left with massive bruises each time a Vampire comes to take blood, it was decided that I should have a PIC line installed...a permanent line inserted beneath the skin from an arm along the Brachial into or near the heart. This was to be done two days before Chemo. So, last Wednesday NOAOs took me over to the hospital for what should have been a quick routine job. Turned out to be another four hours before we left and as I was washed out went straight home.

On Friday I noticed that my left hand was swollen [the side where the PIC line had been inserted] and my heart sank and with good reason; what should have been at the most, a three hour stay ended up to be six and a half plus some bad news.

By the time I was first seen, doctors consulted,  scans decided, waiting times counted, scan completed, colleagues consulted and decisions made and finally passed on to me, and two hours had past. Seems that the Line was in three centimetres too far, that I now had a blood clot or two and...icing on the cake kiddos...would have to inject myself into my abdomen once every evening for...whistles bell and drum roll here please:

THE NEXT SIX MONTHS


You couldn't make it up, could you.

By the time the chemotherapy had run in and we were finally home and was still murmuring 'six months, I should live that long.'

But then I thought...strike three...you are out kiddo. But NOAOS son said
'What if all this time you are not that strikee, but the cat with nine lives? Still got 6 for the feckers to feck up.

There's a thought.

25 comments:

  1. Whew! What a chore! My heart goes out to you!

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  2. This is just not on, is it. Someone must be to blame for that. It is enough to have to go through chemo without mistakes being made.
    You sound very laid back about it! I'd be angry.
    Yes..... you might very well have nine lives. You are not like other people and like me, you don't have to conform to the norm. Prove the whole bloody lot of them wrong!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  3. You poor thing you....not a straight road to travel at all for you...but the cat idea? fantastic....sleek, graceful, intelligent and with 6 more lives for the feckers to try and have a go at x

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  4. i am so sorry to read this. i too would be angry - but then, how healthy is that? the feline analogy is a good one. cats do what they damn well please in order to fulfill their needs. you can do that, too. sending positive vibes to you...

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  5. M. Cat. Has a certain ring about it. Go M. Cat.

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  6. Just you keep purring like the kitten you are. Many soft strokes coming your way.

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  7. Three centimeters is an awfully big margin for error. I'd be on the warpath after someone I think. Are you sure you don't have rabies too? The treatment for that used to be six months of tummy injections. That rather nixes the logic in saying "At least I don't have rabies". I like the cat analogy better, anyway. Good thinking son.

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  8. Ack.. I so feel for you. That's a miserable turn of events. But your son is right. I think I shall call you Meowannie from now on.

    And the word verification is "definga" which is what I'm sure you felt like giving them. ;)

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  9. Please eke the remaining six out for as long as you can, Moannie. Happy New Year, with lots of love.

    (Oh, and please take word verification off your comments. It's a complete pain in the arse!)

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  10. Did they not check the location when they inserted the PIC line? They did that for Lorne and it was a tiny bit not far enough, so they fixed it right away and checked it AGAIN before giving him his first chemo. I am so sorry you have to go through this, but look at how many are rooting for you! This too shall pass.

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  11. ack! i am sorry to hear it! but yes, go with the nine lives rather than the 3 strikes theory.

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  12. Cancer form is based on excessive fire element and produce excessive earth element, to balance that, put a large clear glass jar of water by her bedside, no any form of fire element near her...
    Birth day is related to the elements we explore on that fateful day, may be metal, may be wood, then the 10 years period, then yearly, monthly and daily... the elements are in the atmosphere, not as the solid form that we can see.
    Moanie Mom will feel much better in the coming year.
    Starting on Feb. 4th, 2012, the official Water Dragon Year.
    *the eerie truth behind the nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green was shot dead in Gabrielle Giffords' assassination attempt, because she inherited the metal-fire elements from 9/11/2001.
    (Also post @ Alice...)

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  13. That lad is very clever! You obviously trained him well. Keep those extra lives going and sorry you had such a nasty experience.

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  14. You are such an inspiration. Life keeps throwing all this at you and you just keep catching whatever comes your way with a smile. Know that we are all thinking of you everyday and that you have so many good vibes coming your direction, you are bound to come out of this mess ready to tackle anything that comes your way. With a prayer and a hug....

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  15. Drat ... Toonman had a PICC line in for IV antibiotics for 4 months .. it was both a blessing and a curse .. but you are tough and you'll be here long after those 6 mos are over ... hugs

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  16. Oh, Love, you're a stronger one than I. Injecting yourself in the abdomen? God bless you, Darlin'. That's something I wouldn't want to face doing. However, consider the alternative, of course. So long as you can put a needle into yourself, you're alive and the fecker is LOSING.

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  17. I have gone thru much similar and I can only say you are brave and will persevere never doubt it never..sandy

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  18. I have just caught up with your blog and I am so sorry to read what you are going through. You have the right attitude. Keep going and stay strong.

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  19. Been there, done that! (The injections in the tum I mean!) thankfully now all over after getting a blood clot in my leg after my op. Chemo now thankfully over as well, but....they can't cure my cancer, just contain it, so this year, I am going to try and fit in everything I can, trip to Cornwall, where I've always wanted to go, up to Scotland, maybe Wales as well, where again, I've never been, can I fit it all in is the big question, can I afford to do it all? Only time and my blog on here will tell...

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  20. I have seen 3 of my sisters battle cancer and I lost my beloved husband to lymphoma.

    I will pray for you that you remain strong and you will be in my thoughts too.

    Beth

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  21. it seems all one can do is try, fight-battle on and hope.
    you do this well Moanie and I hope with you
    love
    rick

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