I had the radioactive bead treatment 4 weeks ago and all went well. However, a month on and the radioactive beads are starting to do their stuff. This has resulted in a very sore tummy and some sharp twinges in my liver. Painful backache chucked into the equation results in some real bad pain.
We have been back to Oxford for a consultation which went well and next Friday sees us there again for some more scans.
On Wednesday just gone I went for my chemotherapy and it turns out that my platelets were a paltry score of 61 on the doors. This was too low for me to have my chemo, so this was put back to next Wednesday. I then had Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off work as the pain was just too much.
I’m not going to lie I have felt quite sorry for myself and mentally it has given me a lot to deal with. Today we went shopping in Cheltenam and indeed had a very successful shopping trip with Peanut getting a skirt, a coat and a hat and enough makeup to cover the Forth Bridge twice over. I was not left out bagging a new top and some trousers. I got about an hours grace from pain but struggled a lot around Cheltenham with aches in my tummy, back and liver.
As it stands now I’m hoping to return to work on Monday but in all honesty this pain will have to ease up. Yes I went round Cheltenham today but it was a battle and we had to cut it short as I just couldn’t face popping into Dunelm to look at bedding and as for road testing the mattresses – forget it – I’m a long way from being up for that.
Ending on a plus… For all these woes, I remain the luckiest man I know. I’m loved and cared for by the inimitable Mrs P. X