Tuesday, June 3, 2014

More Valleys than Hills

It has been a few days since I last wrote. Unfortunately this is because I am back in hospital. I have already been in for a week attempting to gain some control of my pain issues. Lots of drugs later, and it is certainly much easier.

Unfortunately, I reacted very badly to my first dose of chemo and with my own oncologist away I have been under the care of another doctor.  Adam Stirling is just wonderful. He is such a good listener, so that is helping. The 'pain' doctor - Dr Maureen Mitchell is also special - she spent over 90 mins with me on her first assessment.

A brief summary is that my bowels are not working properly and the scans are not showing enough detail to explain the pain and the non-functioning bowel. I am sooooooooooo  frustrated.

The surgeon Dr Brian Mead has been in twice - we are keen for him to do some laproscopic  investigation, but having taken the Avastin a chemo drug, I can't have surgery, as the cells won't heal easily and it is difficult to stop the bleeding.  He wants to wait six weeks, but I want it done now. So we will have to wait and see.  More waiting.

Will write a bit more when I am not so groggy.

1 comment:

Red said...

Thanks for the update. It's a tough battle.