Wednesday, 28 July 2010

still in!

Well, I'm still in hospital which is marvelous. Finally got a long line in today after 3 venflons - 1 of which is still in incase the line fails, but it's in my left hand which is just inconvenient. The Drs have been taking huge advantage of the fact that I'm in and have been catching up on things that they've been meaning to do.

Tummy packed up again after 2 days off klean prep so had gastrografin on Monday which seems to be working, but I'm also taking movicol twice a day, so who knows! My OGTT showed that my glucose tolerance is impaired. Bit miffed, but nevermind!! Still waiting to speak to the diabetes team to see what they want to do. I've not been eating much and for the first time in donkeys my weight is falling, but not by a great deal.Down 1.5kg in a week though so if it keeps up I'll be getting into bother. I'm sure once I'm home and eating properly again it'll go back on as my weight's still totally healthy so we're not worried.

Hopefully I'll be out by the weekend but just need to see how the old tum holds up and the IV access. Hate feeling like a pin cushion and the bloody tobramycin is the sorest thing in the world to put through a vein...why do they use it as first choice? :(

No London at the weekend :(:(:( Dr MacG said he's definitely not letting me go which is just poopy, but I can see why he'd say that.

On a positive note, I have an interview next Thursday! Woo!! Basically the same job as I do now but with contracted hours and as a result, sick pay! I've had to cancel 2 weeks of work to come in here and that means I'm losing 2 weeks of wages that I can't afford not to have...god only knows where my rent is coming from. Even if I was on home IVs the full 2 weeks, there's no way I could go into my work with a line/venflon in...even if I had a port I wouldn't go, it's far too dangerous and risky.

Enough is enough! Hope everyone else is doing well :) x

1 comment:

  1. Yay longline! Hope everything with the diabetes team goes ok!! Really hope you get home in time for the weekend :) xx