Well, they sent me home from hospital early – I was due to be discharged yesterday or today but they were a bit short on hospital beds so let me come home early. (Friday night) Poor OH has had to dress all my radiation areas and my incision/infection site. Our dining room table is covered with piles of the different dressings – OH does like to be organised LOL 😀
I am struggling a little with the pain but have good painkillers but can’t move around too much as the dressings on the radiation (Gertrude) side can’t be taped in place so are prone to moving around if I move around to much.
I am now under the district nurses who will see me every day or every second day for dressing changes and supplies for OH to do them at home. At the moment the radiation site need to be dressed twice a day. They should heal gradually over the next couple of weeks now I have finished radiation. The radiation can keep having an effect for a week or so after actual radiation finishes so it may get a little worse before it gets better.
This coming week (Tuesday) I have my assessment with the medical oncologists to set me up for my next Hepceptin chemo which is due this coming Friday.
I have definitely lost my teeth (top partial plate) but I am not going to worry about getting a new one until I can get out a bit more. This week I am just going to limit myself to doing the necessary things.
My story appears in the NZ Woman’s Weekly this week – I am so glad that I had the “photo shoot” for it before I lost my teeth.