The nights have been a bit hellish hear in hospital.
The staff are lovely and I cannot fault their dedication and kindness – day or night.
Early in my stay I picked up a tummy bug – Noro Virus and truthfully this probably was the straw that broke the camels back in regard to my health. Since then a spiral down to a lower plain – it seems to me at least.
For me it makes Cancer even more insidious than I imagined – not only attacking one part of the body but a whole host of carefully balanced other parts too – with knock on effects.
All of this has made for some uncomfortable nights connected to ECG monitors, salbutamol nebulisers and insulin/glucose infusions, calcium gluconate. Regular blood tests every 15-30 mins pricking of fingers and measuring glucose content well as the need for actual blood to be withdrawn as potassium tests are redone.
It does not make for much sleep and worse still it seems fairly consistent at the moment.
The need for the potassium to stabilise is obvious and it may be that only under the chemotherapy and once the myeloma is sufficiently dampened this can possibly happen – meaning a protracted stay in hospital. All very frustrating. I am in the best place and physically son’t feel particularly ill – most of the time – though considering where I was just three weeks ago – I am so much worse than I was.
There is a long road to recovery ahead of me – I ain’t going nowhere fast it seems.