Jan 08, 2013 - 12:34 pm
The onc called late on Friday with results. (I haven't been able to get on since then.) We will be changing my chemo again. One of the lymph nodes is larger, the local recurrence is larger, and there is fluid in the lining around both lungs. There is not enough to drain, so the hope is the new chemo will take care of it.
I let them put the IV in my arm, there was no nurse available for 30 minutes and I had another appointment right after. During the scan my vein blew. It hurt like a ......(insert your own words here). The tech did not hear me call out, so I waited till there was a pause in the scan. In the meantime, all that contrast material was going into my arm. It was so swollen! They put hot packs on right away, and gave me a couple to go. The swelling went down pretty quickly and I don't feel any lasting effects right now. But for the MRI I waited for the nurse to come access my port...lesson learned.
I hope all my pink kindreds are having a wonderful start to the New Year! May you have much joy and happiness this year!