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Got called in yesterday to see the oncologist. Not good news, the tumour was a bad one and i have to have lots of chemo to hopefully get rid of it, with all the scans/blood work etc.
They are going to implant a catheter in my chest that stays there for months.
It's all a bugger!
Anyway, i'm sure it will all be fine in the end, but now i know i won't be out riding for a while so i will sort the bike out for storage and spend many happy hours on Ebay buying a few more goodies for it!
I'm sorry to hear the news on the tumour wasn't what we were all hoping for... A bugger indeed.
Not sure what type of Catheter they are implanting, but I have a Port-a-cath in my right side chest and it has been an absolute blessing. I've had it for over 12months; a bit of discomfort initially laying on my right side, but that passed after a month. Though I still use a sheepskin seatbelt buddy as the belt crosses right over it when I'm driving. It's implanted completely under the skin, so can still swim etc and have had no dramas at all with infection. Added another scar, but, well, what's another one lol Anyhow, it has stopped the stress of constantly searching for suitable veins and the pain when they collapse, and made my treatment visits quicker. Hope you find that yours works out equally as well.
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