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    Wishing you luck Di

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    I had the woman doing my heart ultra sound laughing so much he had to tell me to shut up so the thingy in her hand didn't wobble so much. The results will be read ny the doc tonight but she very illegally told me that all valves etc seem to be perfect.
    I told her she had to be frigging joking and she said nope.Garry and I then did some shopping and had an early dinner before driving home.

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    Journal entry.
    Had the heart echo ultrasound yesterday.
    Picc line put in today with the aid of ultrasound and contrast imaging. No problems at all. It looks like a bit of fishing line coming out of my upper arm with a small canula attached. Will post a pic in a few days as it has a gauze pad over it as it bled a little. All is covered by a sticky see through post op dressing. Chemo starts tuesday 9.30am and am told it will take only about 3 hours.
    On my lymphoma forum there is a chemo 101 thread where members post their experiences and give hints an tips. This has been so valuable and demystifies it so much.
    Days 7 to 10 after chemo are the most dangerous as white blood cells are so depleted, any temp over 38 degrees means hospital, an hour away or possible transfer then to wagga. Consequently I now have a hospital bag packed, enough for 3 nights. A complete meds, bathroom pack, books, headscarf, spare phone charger and as I have learned from much experience with my son's hospital stays...some laundry liquid, a couple of coat hangers and pegs so I can wash nighties etc. Totally self sufficient. Second laptop packed and my dvds all in a carry bag for hubby to bring in later if a stay is to be longer.
    Grab and run if needed. Murphy's law again states that as these precautions have been taken, they will not be needed.
    I can't wait for tuesday.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 01-29-2010 at 09:03 PM.

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    All the best Di. We will all be thinking of you.

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    No, the bags will NOT be needed. Hubby will be ably assisted by various four legged nursing assistants who will tend to all your needs.

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    I'll be thinking of you.

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    Di, I'll thinking of you. I can't imagine going through anything like what you are at this point and I hope Pretty, Jodi and Bandit, along with your hubby and family all pull you through, although from the sounds of it it's going to be more like pull you off it when you pulverise it!

    Doesn't that make for pretty mental images??

    Honestly I don't know what to say, and I hope nothing I say offends.

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    I had a Picc line once.. if you get chest pains in 3 days it is the line.. sometimes they are too long or they tickle the wall of the heart.. don't freak out and think you are dying if it happens but you may need it removed or shortened.

    Good luck for Tuesday. I hope you don't get too sick from the chemo.


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    AGB, nothing said can offend me at all. I adore black humour too. Pug, thanks a lot for that heads up on the PICC line. Knowledge is everything!

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    Good luck with the Chemo Di. It isnt the horrible chemical that it was years ago. Russell has been having it every month for the last 13 months & he was only ever sick from it once, and that was a stuff up because one of the ingredients for the anti-nausea had been left out, which was a mistake made by staff and not repeated thank heavens.

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