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    I see the heart specialist this arvo to see if I am able to tollerate one of the drugs with chemo that can affect the heart. Tomorrow I go in yet again to have a picc line placed. This is like a permanent cannula, tubing snakes around in the vein to near the heart, so that blood can be taken, drugs given without the problem of finding a vein to do it all the time. Many request it as it makes it so much easier for the patient as well as the nurses. Some of the drugs are (obviously) very toxic and if they "tissue out" (leak into surrounding tissues from a vein) they can cause problems. The line avoids all that though it has to have daily care.

    Hmmm, dangly things on my arm, new puppy toys eerrrrk. There is a waterproof cover for showering etc and I may wear a long sleeved shirt when with them. I do this with the birds due to their claws so it is no biggy. Thinking a pull on elasticy thing like a cut up tube of a sock might be the go too.

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    Im sorry to hear your diagnosis news and your son's appendix surgery. (I had mine rupture a few years ago..ouch!)

    You sound like a very powerful strong woman and have a very positive outlook on life. I wish you and your family all the best during the upcoming times and look forward to seeing you potentionally throttle someone with your computer cords hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I see the heart specialist this arvo to see if I am able to tollerate one of the drugs with chemo that can affect the heart. Tomorrow I go in yet again to have a picc line placed. This is like a permanent cannula, tubing snakes around in the vein to near the heart, so that blood can be taken, drugs given without the problem of finding a vein to do it all the time. Many request it as it makes it so much easier for the patient as well as the nurses. Some of the drugs are (obviously) very toxic and if they "tissue out" (leak into surrounding tissues from a vein) they can cause problems. The line avoids all that though it has to have daily care.

    Hmmm, dangly things on my arm, new puppy toys eerrrrk. There is a waterproof cover for showering etc and I may wear a long sleeved shirt when with them. I do this with the birds due to their claws so it is no biggy. Thinking a pull on elasticy thing like a cut up tube of a sock might be the go too.
    Good luck this afternoon and tomorrow Di! I have to thank you as well, your posts are really informative about what you are going through - years ago I took my best mate's dad along for a couple of his chemo sessions when she couldn't do it, I didn't like to ask any questions at the time.

    I cannot begin to tell you just how much I admire your attitude to this effing rotten disease, you really are an inspiration.

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    If everyone is happy about it I have no problems documenting it, as you all know it is impossible for me to be dreary and gloomy and even if I feel it I turn it somehow into something funny. Jase is still here to care for Bandit. Bandit sees the vet again Monday. I have no idea what day I will have yet. I find out this arvo after the doc appointment.

    I think I have said it before, but will say it again. I will have 3 months of treatment. I was very ill for the whole 9 months of a pregnancy, EVERY day, throwing up, 2 hospital stays for dehydration and the last chuck up was just before he was born. If I can do 9 months of that then 3 months of this with every preventative drug thrown at me will be easy lol. (yea yea, I know I am 30 years older now but shudup, lol)

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I will feel honoured to share your journey with you

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    Best of luck with it all Di. I would also feel honoured to share your journey with you!

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    Good luck Di!!!

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    Wishing you luck and strength Di

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Good luck Di. I am sure the details and feeling you post regarding this time in your life and the battle ahead will be an inspiration to others who may undergo a similar thing in the future. During the darkest hours, many people find solace in the real words of others who have shared the same experiences.
    Excellent post Anne!

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    Add another one to that list of people sending you positive thoughts and wishes.

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