Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Wibbly Pigs!

I seem to have neglected to write anything, for the whole of May, and half of June!
I'm still here anyway, and have added two baby guinea pigs to the family..

As far as health stuff goes, I saw my onc's registrar yesterday, after having a liver scan a couple of weeks ago.

The liver scan showed no change from January. Which in turn, showed no change from the previous one (in November 2007, I think). I find this quite hard to believe, considering how poorly I was with my liver, from January to April. But that's what they say, so..
Apparently there are lots of clusters of small tumours scattered throughout the right lobe of my liver.

The last time I saw my onc, 3 weeks ago, and the time before that, my liver function was getting worse. It seems to have improved slightly this time (even though the numbers are still much higher than they should be), which is as good news as I could hope for now.

I was at the lymphoedema clinic today (which is located in a hospice, so I always try to not look in the wards), to review the compression glove they gave me last week. And to get some trendy compression socks, for my swollen feet and ankles.
These things always come in 'American tan'. Does anyone actually have that colour skin?!

I'm off on hols, to Jersey, a week on Sunday, so just keeping my fingers crossed that I stay relatively well for that!

Myself and t'other half are going to Silverstone International this weekend, to an MG 'do', so fingers crossed for nice weather. I haven't figured out how to keep dry yet, when I'm in the wheelchair! Hoping to see some familiar faces there.

I had my zometa (bone strengthening drug) infusion yesterday, which always wipes me out for a couple of days. So I think I might go have a kip!


Anonymous said...

Hey stranger..!! Great to see you back on here....!! your wibbly pigs are gorgeous.. what are their names?
Have a fab time this weekend, and enjoy your holiday! a place i've never been to so fill us in when you get back!!
I will be watching this space!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your trials and tribulations for a while (and posted a comment occasionally). You must be half feline - you know, the nine lives and all. But I am happy to see you're doing well. Or at least much better than a few months back. And enjoy your trip. By the way, those guinea pigs make a fine meal - in Peru they're called cui and served with fried potatoes. Ok, I realize you're probably emotionally attached to yours, but if you change your mind, I got a few gourmet recipes for ya.

MH72 said...

So good to see a post from you :-) And so happy to hear the liver scans showed no changes..
Fingers are crossed for nice weather..

Siouxsie said...

Hope you have a fab holiday in Jersey Dee.
Those Guineas are lush - a proper little zoo growing in your home! Hope you didnt get one of each sex!
Sending lots of love, and good vibes your way.
Always in my thoughts

Overboard said...

What a trooper you are.
I'm so sorry you are having to go through this; I just want to say hi and uh, keep at it, girl.

Anonymous said...

Siouxsie's comment made me laugh, Err yes, lets hope they are both the same
Hiya sweety, I truly hope you are feeling alittle better.
Your pics are amazing!
Lots of love
Cyberangel (Linda and famiy ) xx