One down

Five to go…

So far so good.

Worst bit was waiting two and a half hours to be seen. Oh well, that’s NHS time*. Once we got in it took what seemed like nanoseconds to pump five different drugs into me.

Nurse said: “Don’t worry about the air bubbles. It’s a myth that they can kill you.” How reassuring. Up until then, I hadn’t been worried!

Feeling fine right now. No sickness, and hair intact. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. Meanwhile the lovely JP is cooking casserole to eat while I can still taste.

Thanks for all your messages of support, and thanks to those who’ve been through this for telling me what to expect (especially the tip about ice cubes and prickly bum sensation!)

* There are three time zones in the UK: GMT, British Summer Time, and NHS time. NHS time may be several hours behind.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. B Davis
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 21:27:03

    Glad you made it through today. Will keep thinking of you. xxx

    Reply

  2. Anonymous
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 03:02:25

    I am happy it wasn't as horrendous an experience as you had anticipated … which is more than could be said for watching England play football.

    — Dave

    Reply

  3. Dee
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 19:06:32

    Keep fighting! Hope you enjoyed the casserole.

    Reply

  4. Joy
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 09:12:04

    never mind the casserole – how is the prickly bum situation!

    Reply

  5. medicalmutiny
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 10:09:57

    Casserole lovely, and lasted 2 days.
    Football rubbish of which more later.
    Prickly bum only lasted a few mins while they were putting one of the drugs in but felt mighty peculiar – like ants in your pants – luckily I'd been forewarned xx

    Reply

  6. Joy
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 13:39:36

    sounds like the right way round…who wants 2 days of ants in pants and a casserole that disappears after a few minutes…

    Reply

  7. medicalmutiny
    Jun 22, 2010 @ 05:54:21

    Or worse – a casserole that re-appears after a few minutes!

    Reply

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