Visitors since 20 January 2010

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Results and Movements

Dr “K” rang me on Tuesday with my results from the bloods taken on the previous Friday – nothing out of the ordinary although Calcium levels were at the high end of normal, but as they are in the normal range no treatment as yet. I also told Dr “K” that we would like to change our Macmillan nurse. And that will be discussed when Gavin and I see her next Tuesday!

Today I saw my GP Dr. “RB” and had a long chat with him about this and that – although he had received a letter from Dr “K” I was able to fill him in with details of our “chat”. We discussed how well the new treatment for the cough was working - that’s “Oxynorm” or as it’s also known - Hill Billy Heroin – if you don’t believe me have a quick Google! The only problem is that it constipates me and thus a lack of movements! So I have all sorts of “shifters” prescribed as well.

Dr. “RB” also noticed that I was losing weight – it’s difficult to know what to do about this – I really don’t have very much interest in food at the moment but I have promised both Gavin and Dr “RB” that I will force myself to eat – that will be difficult – particularly when constipated but I have to try.

Something that also came up in my conversation with Dr. “RB” - we were talking about the Palliative care system and he said that he thought that I should have been accessed by a Palliative Care Doctor when I was first returned to my GP - this would be my previous GP who has now retired - from the Oncology department at the hospital – I agreed and said that I knew now that this should have happened – unfortunately Macmillan Nurse “G” threw some sort of “Hissy Fit” and I never got that assessment.

Now that I have Dr. "K" and my GP Dr. "RB" I feel so much happier. Now all we have to do is sort our a good Macmillan nurse.