It's been a really tough week but last night I started to turn the corner. Over the past couple of days they've removed all but 2 of my attachments. I got a UTI so am on antibiotics for a few days. All my cannulae failed because my veins have been ruined by the chemo so eventually they inserted a PICC line but they haven't had to use it much. Now just on oxygen, and oral pain relief (paracetamol and tramadol) and electrolytes. Catheter out yesterday and starting to use commode. Managed to transfer by myself just now! Pain is being managed but my strength is returning. Been sitting out for brief periods but till last night couldn't do more. Last night had to sit out for about an hour while they replaced my failed air mattress and it was fine!
My eyesight and concentration continue to be a problem but that will resolve in time.
No discharge date in view yet but not worried about that. Dr said yesterday that this time was bound to be much worse than last because last time was elective surgery and I was well prepared for it and as physically fit as I could be but this time was "emergency major surgery" and I was very poorly before they even started. Trying to reassure my hubby who is as usual freaking out and worrying too much. Seeing me at my worst I think he thought that was how I was going to remain! I told him there's no way they'd let me out till I was ready.
Needing lots of rest and sleep but the trend is generally UP!!