On Monday night, the vascular surgeons opened the incision line from the portacath removal site. Painful as hell under local anaesthetic and they nicked a subcutaneous vein so it ended up being a bit messier than they intended. Today is the first day that I have felt up to coming downstairs and hopping on the computer in the book shop. They have left the incision line open and I have been on IV antibiotics until today – they are swapping me to 3 week course of augmentin while leaving the incision open and hoping they can get it to heal cleanly from the bottom up. They are going to observe for a couple of days on the oral antibiotics but I will hopefully go home Saturday or Sunday with district nurses visiting every day to keep an eye on it.
In good news I finished my radiation yesterday and while some of the skin is a bit raw on that side its is great to know that at least that part of the process has been ticked of the list – now I just need to concentrate on everything healing and recovering in time for my surgery in April.
I got MD to come up today to escort me downstairs just in case I started feeling dizzy or anything. She has also brought in my laptop so I can play games and watch dvds (unfortunately there are no free wifi access points close enough for me to log in on that because then I could do everything from my hospital bed.
In the “sad but amusing after the fact” news – I was feeling a bit nauseous on Tuesday and vomited in the loo in my ward room – I didnt realise til later that evening when I felt a bit more “with it” I no longer had my top partial denture in (Woops I wonder where it went LOL)
Anyway I will hopefully be updating this from home in a couple of days