Tuesday, 23 March 2010

What i need is a vampire....

8pm Bournville ward
Queen Elizabeth hospital
Birmingham

Yes it is me, really it is. I've managed to wrestle control of my blog again before Martin turned it into ''great golf I have played''. this is made easier by the fact that the Q.E. has internet access available. In fact this is the only thing to make my stay bearable.You all know how much I enjoy being in hospital !!

The plan is to give me some blood, using my femoral vein if necessary. My very low H b almost certainly contributed to the confused/distressed night I had yesterday. To be honest i don't remember much about It. All i know is that Martin had a very upsetting night indeed.

So here we are Catherine and I (she has been brave enough to stay with me over night) in a nice cosy little 6 bed bay we are sharing with another lady. The docs all decided to try for peripheral access first ''you'll be lucky I thought''. And sure enough I thought, after 3 tries failed. Then we met super Dr David who much to my amazement succeeded first time and whats more the first unit of blood wizzed through and as I type the second one is just starting. How fantastic!!! one down 3 to go. Maybe i will get home tomorrow after all.

Just in time to go to St Marys for a few days restpite whilst Martin goes to France with some mates to play golf!!!

Next Tuesday I start Radiotherapy on my right shoulder (which may or may not be fractured- the docs can't make up their mind) I've only got 5 fractions to have this time so it will be all over in just over a week and wont interfere with Martins golf ( heaven forbid!!!)

and he moans about never getting chance to play.

28 comments:

Emma said...

Yay Jane.

Good to hear from you (not that we don't like hearing from Martin obviously) and hear you sounding upbeat.

Thinking of you.

Emma

Alexei said...

What excellent news Jane, I'm so pleased for you--and how nice for Martin to go and play some golf. Best wishes to you both

tinkerbell said...

Lovely to read your comments this morning Jane,hope your stay is a short one, and quickly home again,you continue to be the most awesome person I have ever met and I will continue to watch your blog and keep you in my thoughts and prayers

Jan said...

Hi Dear Jane wow look at you ,so pleased you are able to join us again ,dont want you upsetting the golf do we ? I am pleased the Doc was able to sort you out and get the old blood flowing again ,keep fighting dear and we are all here praying and thinking of you ,you know we are all in your corner rooting for you ..love to the family ,I still have my Yours Magazine with you in ...love Jan xx

Deb said...

Jane, to read your post this morning has most definitely brought sunshine to my day! Hooray!!!
I just know you will continue to improve and wonderful to hear that you may even be home by tomorrow. The blood transfusions are a side effect of the Afinitor as I'm sure you already are aware....has your doctor even thought about your returning to Sutent? Just wanted to run that by you...my email is daandrews@eastlink.ca if you wanted to connect Jane, as I know there are limits as to what I can and cannot write in this public forum....You hang in there my friend - Fantastic news!!!

LYN said...

CAN'T TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM TO READ A POST FROM YOU!!

HOPE MARTIN HAS A GREAT TIME GOLFING BLESS HIM...THINK YOU SCARED HIM TO DEATH YESTERDAY..

KEEP ON FIGHTING LADY!!

Joanne said...

Jane,
You have indeed made my day also. You are one AMAZING lady. Keep on fighting.
Hugs
Joanne (ontario, Canada)

ADB said...

Good to hear from you in 'person', although Martin's updates are most welcome. It is also a relief to hear you're back on form. A low Hb can certainly play havoc with your system. Keep us posted!

Sybil said...

Hi Jane, what a big daft smile I am wearing right now having just read your latest update. I hope that you will be back home where you deserve to be. what a wonderful husband you have...he has been so good at keeping us all up to date...He deserves his wee time away...no doubt you will enjoy it as well !!
Much much Love Sybil xx

pam said...

Hey Jane. I am so pleased to hear from you. Morton will be so pleased too. I have been away from J-Land so he was kind enough to keep me posted. You just get Super Doctor David glued to your side! lol. In fact just take him to St Mary's. Tell them I said! lol. Hope you are ok and tell martin to have a fab time In France. Will be looking for more posts from you very soon. Keeping you close to me as always Much Love. Pam.xx

Roxanne said...

Jane,

You're such an amazing person! God Bless you!

You are in my prayers!

Roxanne

karen in ottawa canada said...

so wonderful to hear the 'old you' coming through your words - it has brought a broad smile to my face and has lightened my heart. you had us all worried yesterday - because you are well loved you know, from far & wide. hugs to you as always, from across the pond

Lori said...

How wonderful to read a post from you! Hope you do get to go home soon. Please take care!

nick said...

"My very low H b almost certainly contributed to the confused/distressed night I had yesterday. To be honest i don't remember much about It. All i know is that Martin had a very upsetting night indeed."

Both from personal experience and from long experience of answering phones for the Samaritans, I'd say that, so often, when someone falls gravely ill, it is loved-ones looking on helplessly who, in many ways, suffer most. I think the above comment tends to bring out the point.

Everyone needs cosseting, here, to a certain extent. It's important to remember that, I think.

But it is good to see that that successful transfusion of blood has restored much needed vitality to you, Jane.

Jeanie said...

Thank you God for listening to our prayers! You gave us all a scare Jane. I am sure the new blood will perk you up no end!
If Martin is off to France to play golf, then that is such good news that you can be trusted to 'behave' whilst he is away. lol!
I am so happy for you both.
Gentle hugs

Jeanie xxxx

Jackie said...

Hiya Jane sorry I have to confess I've not been visiting daily and feel guilty to only just catch up with you!
My son is getting married this Saturday and with that and hospital, bloods the norm for us patients I got carried away and haven't been on here :-(
I'm glad to see you blogging again and getting the much needed blood into you at last, god bless Dr.David! Please keep us all sane and keep blogging Jane we so miss your updates and wonderful sense of humour.
Jackie xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

So good to hear from YOU ~ Good Luck and best wishes to you both ~ Ally x

mortonlake said...

hello supergirl.glad to see you in good form hun.hope that blood does the trick,you just take care,love mort xx

怡如 said...

Good mind, good find...................................................

Daria said...

Good stuff Jane ... hang in there.

Thinking of you.

Deb said...

Just checking in to say "HI" and to let you know I'm thinking of you.
Take care,
Debbie

Jackie said...

How's it all going Jane/Martin? would just love a post update, think of you all the time and wonder how you all are.
Jackie xx

林于名 said...

想像是什麼並不重要,想像能做什麼才重要..................................................

毓燕毓燕 said...

人類最大的悲劇不是死亡,而是沒有掌握有意義的人生..................................................

kurly1954 said...

No News for over two weeks. hope all is ok?? Did Martin have a good golf game in France... Thinking about you all the time Jane.
God bless and Love to all.

Shirley xx

Jackie said...

Morning Jane and Martin, just wanted to let you know our rcc friends in usa are asking after you, Manuel in particular, hoping all is well.
Jackie xx

nick said...

Martin giving us an update would depend on Jane having not been too literal in saying she had 'wrested control' of the blog. And Jane giving us an update would depend on her being well enough to post.

Fervently hoping both are so and thinking of you both.

Denise_pike said...

I hope you are well as you haven't written in a while.
I have been following your story for a few months and wishing you a recovery.
love denise.