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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Seeing Doctor “K”

Yesterday I had an appointment with Dr “K” at Pricilla Bacon Lodge and Gavin came along. It is so nice to see someone who has time and we covered and discussed all sorts of things.

Anyway the upshot is that we agreed that the “Oxynorm” or as it’s also known - Hill Billy Heroin - is working really well – I don’t cough anywhere near much as I did, although the side effects are a little alarming – the first – the feeling of being of being fuzzy round the edges should be taken care of by moving me to a different, long lasting version of Oxynorm – this is a pill as well so easier to take – I’m told that I can still use the liquid Oxynorm if I want to and for some special reason – going to a film for instance – that’s to stop me coughing not to make me feel fuzzy.

The other side effect – and to be blunt – constipation - is alarming but I am now on Movicol and wonder of wonders it seems to be working – The drug that I was on – besides tasting horrible (Movicol is not great in the taste stakes either) was Lactulose and the only effect was huge and constant farting – not good in public places.

We also covered many other issues and it was nice to hear Gavin expressing what he felt – the Macmillan Nurse issue also seems to be covered and we’ll be getting a visit from a new Macmillan nurse in the near future who will be in charge of our co-ordination.

I am still feeling intensely relived and also very happy that everything now seems to be working out all right and that at last we are getting the attention and treatment we should have been getting in the first place.

12 comments:

Szara said...

I am glad that you and Gavin had a more positive result from this meeting.

Anonymous said...

Linda from Lincs
Bloody marvellous! Ditto Szara; great that you and Gavin are getting good treatment from the wise Dr K.

Hugely funny that you detail movie-col (movicol) and it's unwise nature of side effects for visits to the cinema.As for fuzzy effects of oxynorm, I've got some seriously sub-normal friends that i'd love to dose up with oxynorm before spending time in their company. But Richard you are not one of them!

dragondays said...

This is a good thing!
Shame that you have had to battle your way through this shit though, isn't it? I imagine a lot of people with cancer who are feeling down/alone/ill just don't have the moral or physical strength to do battle.

Anonymous said...

Richard, if you gotta fart, fart loud and proud!!
and keep smiling.

Cousin peter

The Irascible Fairy said...

Dragondays - this is one of the most scary things of all - that I had to fight so hard to get what should have been mine by right if "G" had been doing her job or even half her job!

Just think what would have happened I and Gavin had been a elderly couple in our 70s or 80s and trying desperately to cope.

The Irascible Fairy said...

Linda - I too have a list!

The Irascible Fairy said...

Peter - On your own head - aren't we having lunch together soon?

The Irascible Fairy said...

Szara - Thank you -

The Spiv said...

Nothing says "Hello" quite like a good fart!

Just glad to see that things are (eventually) starting to come together for you and Gavin with the aid of "Dr G"

The Spiv

The Spiv said...

Sorry ... finger/brain interface problems ... that should be "Dr K". Have I just promoted Gavin?

The Irascible Fairy said...

Spiv - Don't worry I knew what you meant and Gavin was pleased

Chairman Bill said...

So I guess I must be overdosing on Movicol all the time.

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