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.