I could certainly do without these constant obstacles
September 7, 2017 5:17am CST
Ever since my chemotherapy treatment began I have had obstacles of one kind or another, even resulting in 3 days hospitalisation on two separate occasions. My current treatment was set for 9 chemotherapy sessions in total, of which yesterday’s was number 9. I was really looking forward to this final session being completed and finding out how successful or otherwise the result has been. A few minutes prior to the treatment completing the machine stopped. On examination it appeared that the cannula had actually become dislodged from the vein and had pumped some of the chemotherapy drug into my tissue just below the skin. It seems that this can cause damage to the tissue, so the cannula was removed and a doctor was summoned. I was given a special cream to apply over the next 7 days and also a frozen gel pack to apply. The gel pack had to be applied for 30 minutes every 4 hours over a 24 hour period. This involved using it from 10 to 10-30 PM last night, then 2 to 2-30 AM and again at 6 to 6-30 AM. It may turn out to be a minor issue with no real cause for concern, but I could have done without such problems for my final treatment.
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• United States
Oh dear @Asylum..yes you could have done without these obstacles and this one in particular..they better get it right the next time, even if it was not their fault. I can imagine how this has made you anxious and now more waiting.
• Manchester, England
@LadyDuck Yes I have completed the schedule of nine chemotherapy treatments, but the future is still unknown. On Monday I will have a scan and the doctor will determine the results, at which time she will either schedule further chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hopefully a further assessment in a few months.