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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Treatment
I have been a bit quiet this week because it has been treatment week. Today will be my last day at the hospital and I’ve found this week to be a slog. For those of you who don’t know, I get infusions for five days every three months. I thought they were going to be my miracle cure but in fact they just manage to keep me stable.
I don’t stay in hospital, I go to the day ward where I sit in a recliner chair while I’m attached to the infusion. When I’m done I come home and go back again the next day. I’ve been going there so long all the staff know me, even with my mask on. Last year they had an influx of staff from other areas of the hospital because a lot of minor operations having been cancelled due to Covid. Slowly, the staff numbers are declining again as they are moved back to their former departments. I always get well looked after while there though, and I am forever grateful that we have the wonderful NHS and available treatments like this.
This week I’ve tried to sum up a little of my days on Instagram. It’s hard to take photos in hospital though. They still have signs up saying ‘no mobiles’ but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t use a mobile while there. I generally use mine to listen to my audio books. I worry about falling asleep because I know I snore, but when everyone on the ward has earphones in then I guess it doesn’t really matter.
The ward where I have my treatment has to be well ventilated and can be a little cold, I thought it would be better now it’s summer, but it’s not been the best of weeks. I do have to wait for Graham to pick me up and on Tuesday I waited inside because it was so cold, but on Wednesday I sat outside and soaked up some much needed vitamin D.
I will probably be a little wiped out over the weekend thanks to the side effects and the fact that I’ve had to go out every day. But next week things will be better I’m sure.
I can’t leave you without a baby pic, here is me with my great nephew last week 🙂
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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Aww! Bless you. Hope things get better and better for you as treatment continues. Yes try to soak in the free Vitamin D, and thanks for sharing the baby pic with us too. xxx
It’s all over now and I’m not feeling too bad today, fingers crossed.
Aww your nephew is adorable 🙂 Glad your treatment week is done
Im glad it’s over too, next one is in September so I’m free for the summer! I adore my little nephew x
I hope the treatment hasn’t been too tough on you this time around. Sending love and hugs. I hope you have a nice weekend. x
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I’ll be taking it easy this weekend, but not feeling too bad at the moment. x
Lovely pic of you and your great-nephew, what a cutie!
I hope you aren’t feeling too rough after your treatment and that you manage to have a nice weekend.
I’ll be joining in again next week, I need more time in the days lately, just seem to be chasing my tail! x
Hope to see you back soon Jayne. I’m not feeling too bad today, fingers crossed. x
The baby pic is essential, right? Hope you feel better this coming week after your treatment. I can’t imagine what that must have been like during the height of the pandemic. As for mobile phones in hospitals, my experience is that it’s a free for all in maternity wards!
Of course baby pics are essential, and I did promise last week 🙂 It was okay during the pandemic as my ward is in the old part of the hospital which is a fair distance from the main hospital which had all the Covid patients. A couple of the nurses caught Covid early on, but thankfully they recovered. It’s still a bit strange with the extra spaces, plastic screens and masks galore. We can’t even enter the ward without having our temperature taken, and they only allow hospital grade masks.
As for photos, I was way ahead in the technology stakes when I had my first born, I had bought one of those instamatic cameras and we took photos which were produced straight away and taken back to show family members. 🙂
I’m trying to imagine what it must be like to be in a hospital ward for five days on a trot. I hope you feel the positive benefits of the treatment soon. Your great nephew is gorgeous. I bet it was lovely to cuddle him.
The hospital is very nice, I usually enjoy the chance to relax and not worry about all my problems at home. I can just recline my seat and listen to my books. I just wasn’t in the mood for it this week though. I have since had a second cuddle with my great nephew, he’s a blessing x
Hope that the side effects of your treatment aren’t too tough and you feel better soon. Lovely photo of you with your great-nephew – what a beautiful little boy. #WotW
Thanks Louise, I’m not feeling too bad today, although I felt awful yesterday and had a bad night. Fingers crossed I’m over the worst now. My great nephew is so sweet, I can’t wait to meet him again.
I’m so happy you are well cared for while undergoing your treatments. So sorry they aren’t the miracle cure you’d hoped for, but glad they keep you relatively stable. As for mobile phones, I don’t think they can realistically be banned anywhere anymore.
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It must be horrible having to go through a solid week of treatment. My liver shuts down when I’m pregnant and I had to go to the hospital for 14 days straight before Little E was born for tests. Thankfully just a few hours at a time but it shot my nerves to pieces. I hope you are feeling brighter now #WotW