Wednesday, 21 November 2007


.....very slowly Im starting to feel better - stronger.

I had a wee bit of a set back, my left arm was still very swollen on Monday so I gave the PIC line team a ring at Christies to ask for some advice.  I was told I needed an urgent scan on it to make sure I didnt have a clot.  The lovely nurse told me she would organise everything.  And she was as good as her word, a short while later Dr P called and said his SHO was waiting at the QE for me.  So off I trotted and had my scan which was clear, thank goodness.

The next morning I had an appointment to see Dr P anyway to have my bloods checked and he had a look at my, by now very swollen, arm.  After a quick chat with Andrea at Christies we all decided it was cellulitis - so now Im on mega anti biotics to try and clear it up before next Monday.

Im so very tired all the time, I fall asleep at the drop of a hat, sleeping about 14 hours a day.  I guess its my bodys way of recovering.  Appetite still isnt good and I still cant taste anything but Im managing to eat small meals.  Im still shedding skin like mad, but Ive discovered one benefit of this, the skin on my face is now baby soft and a lot of the blemishes have disappeared.  I guess its like having a chemical peel.  I shall have to be very careful in the sun and use a very high factor sun cream.

Just 4 days till I go back again.  Im finding it increasingly difficult to remain positive because I know whats in store for me now.  Im trying to focus on this time next week when it will all be over - for a couple of months anyway.



solace10 said...

So glad everything's going OK, sounds like you're getting excellent care, keep strong  xx

jeadie05 said...

I hope all goes well for next week ,keeping you in my prayers ,love Jan xxx

ntown1976 said...

Ah!  It was rotten of you beyond words to send me that e-mail of a link to what you can expect on your forthcoming holiday to Brazil, Jane.   I doubt I'll ever forgive you for that.  My heating has broken down, it's brass monkey's temperatures here in the south at the moment, and at the particular moment you e-mailed me, I was sat at my computer in my jacket, shivering and listening to the rain beating relentlessly against the pane of the window.  Then I opened your e-mail.  

It looks dreadful, Jane.  Couldn't bear to think of you suffering all that on top of everything else.  You must let me go instead.  

But that's far more than enough of my woes.  Seriously, you've been through it once now; your body, having experienced it, will have acclimatised at least a tad, and (hopefully) second time around won't be quite so bad.  Thing to do, in all events, though, is to keep your eyes focussed on that (truly dreadful) holiday you've got coming up, seeing your brother and his children and other hideous prospects that wait in store.  

Here is the link Jane sent me to what she has been mug enough to let herself in for in just a few weeks:

I mean, we always knew Jane was mad.  But did any of us realise just *how* mad?  

larryzzzz said...

Just thought I`d throw in my two penny`s worth: as I`m SURE noone has been giving u any advice....!!

  Next week will doubtless be awful, but it IS only a week..and after that.....PROPER Brazil nuts this Xmas !! Good Luck Sprite, u can do it x

funnyface0s0 said...

The doctors and nurses are just wonderful, they are sooooo gonna make you better - keep smiling, you are in our thoughts.
Luv Jaynee x

faircolleen said...

Thinking of you and praying it goes very fast next week .

kerryjayne39 said...

Its Sunday morning and Im sat here with tears streaming, Ive just read your entire blog, your bravery and humour takes my breath away, you will be in my thoughts all of this week