My tuesday appointment went well.
We had to go to Assessment and Admissions this time as Im going to have a Port fitted on my Birthday next Tuesday
Thats a great present –Not !!
I had a PICC Line last trial but Sepsis hid in the plastic and kept knocking me out at each infusion so a Port was thought to be better for me this time around.
I didn’t know it would be more involved and I have to go next Tuesday with a dressing gown and slippers and I will be given anaesthetic so I had to be assessed that Im fit enough. of coarse I passed all the tests so Im ready now.
Off I went for a hot chocolate and up to see my team in Oak Ward where Rex took my bloods for the last time through my poor worn out vein.
Surprise though as my worn out vein has grown a new one. Rex explained this was called Collateral Circulation
Collateral circulation is a network of tiny blood vessels, and, under normal conditions, not open. When the coronary arteries narrow to the point that blood flow to the heart muscle is limited (coronary artery disease), collateral vessels may enlarge and become active. This allows blood to flow around the blocked artery to another artery nearby or to the same artery past the blockage, protecting the heart tissue from injury.
Well this can also happen when we damage our veins like mine are through 10 years of being used for all the Chemo and drug use for Mesothelioma.
The new vein worked so well we were OOing and Ahhing.
I saw the doctor and we talked about how tired I was over the weekend, my eyes and how they had got better and my Itching Oh Boy!! the Imminotherapy Itch is so hard. Always scratching especial when warm in bed at night.
Then we went and had some lunch but back again for that long boring wait in the waiting room for the blood results.
I did ask if we could go home but was told that as we lived in Whitstable they wouldn’t be able to call us back if anything was wrong, so Ray fell asleep waiting. The HYPER Trial can alter your blood count and you get to many white cells so I have to build the red cells up.
Anyway at 2 pm I finally got the go ahead that I was good to go and we drove back home.
Another long day.
But we are now free until Tuesday