Finally got an appointment through from the hospital for a checkup, my first since April!
Am totally confused about what I am supposed to have or not have since I finished my chemo etc. When i was first discharged, I was told a CT scan (which checks the health of all my internal organs) and an ultrasound (to check my bowel) every six months, with a colonoscopy (internal check of my bowels) every two years.
But after I went to see the geneticist, who thought I may have a rare gene condition which means I could be more suceptable to certain types of cancer, she recommended the colonoscopies should be more frequent, like every year. She also wanted them to start screening me for ovarian and stomach cancer from the age of 30. However, none of this information seems to have been passed on to anybody, and i didn’t even get a six monthly scan – this one is eight months later!
Anyway, the main thing is, things are back up and running. My appointment is on Tuesday, and it’s one of those where you have to drink a whole jug of horrible flavoured guey liquid, which will them make your major organs “glow” as you’re scanned.
My uncle, who has also had cancer, has these regularly, but when he’s in the scanner, he’s in there for an hour (mine is only about 10 minutes, if that). He said that in the hospital he goes to, you can bring a CD if you like, to listen to while you’re in there. One day he’d forgotten a CD, so the nurse offered him a choice of some of the ones they had, and he picked Spandau Ballet greatest hits (!!). anyway, they switched the machine on, the nurses left the room and he started getting scanned. Only the nurse had accidentally left the CD on repeat, so Gold played over and over again for a full hour… poor thing must have been going mental!!!! He’s so placid and lovely though that he said he was just singing along over and over again!
Well, fingers crossed that everything looks fine and there are no issues. I do not want to go through all that again, and i do not want to have to put of trying to conceive any longer either. I’ll let you know how it goes.
By the way, on another note, Tony got his new car, a T reg BMW 3 series (if that means anything to you, doesn’t really to me to be honest!). He’s very very pleased with it, it goes really fast (1.9) and he’s turning into a boy racer on me!
So, economising wasn’t as painful for him as i thought it would be!