October 8, 2010

It's complicated

Good day/Bad day?: not good, but good moments

So what normally is an 8AM-noon at the latest chemo day went all the way to 3PM today. Ugh. Little long. There were a couple of things going on. The suture line for my port has not really healed well and lookks to be pulling apart in the middle. Not great, but no signs of infection. They will keep an eye on it weekly, but it may warrant removing the port, not sure what the replacement options would be. I don't want to think about going through chemo without a port or line and putting my veins at risk. Hoping for the best.

The other thing I didn't mention here was I found what I thought was a swollen lymph node under my L armpit last week. Told the oncologist about it when I found it, and she examined it today, sent me down for an ultrasound. Not a node, but a fluid collection in the same area that they aspirated with a needle. Looked good, again no signs of infection, just kind of random. So it just wound up taking a long time with the suture line and the fluid. Then chemo, then turned green a couple of hours later as usual. Sorry--that was all boring, but I remind you that cancer is boring! Especially the waiting rooms. But we had a fun night with Olive, as much as I could keep up with her...

Tomorrow...MonikAndy come to visit! Yay! It's been too long.

Extra thanks for Mia watching Olive last night while went for one more window appt--sorry she was Cranky Olive! BTW, windows may be on hold, because the water heater is pooping out. I'm waiting for a pleasant surprise to balance it out.

5 comments:

Ben said...

There was a small period of good weather between chemo and turning green, as I recall.

Jen said...

That's the good moment, my dear.

Miaset said...

I love even a cranky Olive. Cute as button she is...

Jim said...

If you want some help replacing the water heater--I can do that. Did ours a number of years ago, no leaks to date!

Ben said...

Thanks Jim...the Bruce is coming to help on Saturday, but you are welcome to join in...