A week of rush that started on Monday with a CT Scan at the Marsden.
The young nurse didn’t put cream on my port so I jumped as she tried to access my port which made her miss the hole and the pin went down the side of the point. Oh dear, I did feel that. it was bleeding as well.
She asked another nurse to do it which was better and my port was opened.
The contrast was put in and it was so much better than canula’s and plasters
Tuesday was Ray’s appointment at our local Small injuries surgery. It was a brain scan and they used the mask. Poor Ray isn’t used to all this medical and he didn’t like that.
We have to wait three weeks now for results.
Wednesday Back to the Marsden for my BI-Op.
Such a lovely caring Doctor but the needles hurt as one by one they push deeper.
Then the three clicks where she takes a sample. She said they are learning so much from me, so maybe that’s ok then.
Ray said you’re so brave, as he sat watching.
I was taken back to the ward to rest and I thought I was off home—NO!.
They took blood and we had to wait for the results where they then gave me pembro. Yes, I have my wonderful drug again. they give it separately from the drug thats put in my tummy for 5 days as they just want to see the reaction if any.
Must say all the blood taking and pembro through the port was brilliant.
We left there at 5 so that wasn’t too bad.
I was shattered and slept early that night it was good to have a day off Thursday and relax and nod off in my recliner.
Friday -Last night – We went to Canterbury Uni.
Foundation Day Lecture: Healthcare Now and For The Future
Delivered by Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners
Foundation Day is held each year in celebration of the foundation of the University of Kent.
The anniversary of the University receiving its Royal Charter in 1965 is celebrated every year at Foundation Day. This year we welcome Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), to deliver the Foundation Day lecture. It is titled Healthcare Now and For The Future.Professor Stokes-Lampard is Chair of the RCGP, the UK’s largest Medical Royal College, representing over 52,000 family doctors across the UK and internationally. During her time as Chair she has had an exceptionally high profile and traveled extensively, building alliances and collaborating across the breadth of health and social care with the aim of improving the working life for GPs and insuring the highest possible standards of care for all.
There will be a drinks reception following the lecture.
Helen Jayne Stokes-Lampard FRCGP is a British medical academic and a general practitioner. She is Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the UK’s largest Medical Royal College, representing over 52,000 family doctors across the UK. She has an interest in women’s health. and her lecture was brilliant and showed that the NHS is fighting back and has 5 year plans no matter what the political problems.
We then had drinks where Ray almost past out with the heat and noise as standing for these meetings is just not on and I must always find him a seat. he perked up and enjoyed the food bless him.
So today has been a resting day as we get ready for another busy week next week.