Feb 02, 2011 - 11:27 am
its been so hot that the dressing that holds to chemo port neddle onto my skin just completely came off this morning. Luckily that needle just seems really stuck into the port. I am on the 5fu bottle for 46 hours.
so after dropping the kids to school and breakfast I went to local hospital and thought I
so I spent 20 minutes walking around this massive old local hospital looking for the chemo wards. Well finally found it.
I walked up to reception with my hand holding my chemo needle in saying the needle is about to pop out and all of yesterdays dressings have come off. Well quite a few were waiting, but she said go down to the chemo room asap "I think she did not want to have a spill near her". she just assumed I was one of their patients.
So off I went looking for the chemo room. found it, the nurses looked a bit shocked because they assumed I was one of their patients and could not remember doing me yesterday.
Well she just said you need a shave as well. so she pulled off the sticky tape I applied to try and hold the needle in place. she shaved the port area witha real funky little shaver that put hair all ovr my T shirt. She put some jell all around the needle and port.
Problem solved. This is just another unexpected issue to deal with on the folfox express.
It cost nothing and was sorted in about 40 minutes.
We are so blessed downunder with great nurses and hospitals,