laban Posted May 15, 2007 Share Posted May 15, 2007 Bill had a port check xray yesterday. His second port has not worked since it was put in back in February. He has had a 20 minute infusion that would take up to over an hour because the chemo team would struggle to get the port to work. The Radiologist said, at least 5 times, that the TPA (clot buster) would not work, but he wanted to try it anyway. Bill wanted to get it checked so he could get it replaced again and give it a little while to heal before he started his new chemo on the 23rd. The Radiologist said to come back in on Thursday to get a recheck and then if it didn't work, the surgery could be scheduled. One of the problems Bill has (and so do I) is that when you go to the hospital for tests or whatever, the staff sometimes forgets that you are actually a living, breathing human being with concerns and feelings. Life just goes on around you with "last nights gossip" or "personal phone calls" or whatever, instead of the techs/Drs actually paying 100% to the patient. UGH!!! I could just scream when I hear that he just lays there, waiting for everybody to get their personal business done first. It is just plain inconsideration and it stinks. So anyway, enough of that. Just had to yell at somebody. Meanwhile, we go back to that setting Thursday for another Xray most likely to be told, it didn't work and he has to have the port replaced later rather than sooner. I'll let you know in the next chapter of our cancer story. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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