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  1. Day 11

    by , 11-09-2012 at 08:56 PM (My Friend Screen)
    Dear Screen today has been a big, big day and I am still alright.

    I woke this morning to all the symptoms of a cold. Nose streaming and chesty. I also have stomach cramps and backache. It is a kind of dragging around the kidney area.

    I weighed myself this morning (as is the new routine) and I had lost 6lbs of liquid overnight.

    Set off this morning to see a hospital doctor at the outpatients of Haematology Dept. The receptionist said there would ...
  2. Day 10

    by , 10-09-2012 at 07:23 PM (My Friend Screen)
    Dear Screen, it's 10 days already. It seems to have flown by and I am experiencing nothing of what I was told. I am not complaining. I decided to go for a swim today with the purpose of trying to get some of the fluid from my legs by exercising in the water. I didn't think I would be able to do much as I am very swollen. Anyway I did 102 lengths and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was actually very easy to do.

    I came home and rang the specialist nurse at the Nottingham Hospital to ...
  3. I don't know what's best ...

    My father has bee early stage Alzheimer's and is currently on Aricept and as I work during the day at the moment he quite often has trouble explaining things that happen when I'm out. He also naps quite often during the day and often wakes up and believes what he has dreamt has really happened - is this normal? Also I'd like advice on whether I should just accept what he says instead of trying to understand him as he often gets upset by the fact that he can't explain himself.
  4. Day 9

    by , 09-09-2012 at 11:30 PM (My Friend Screen)
    Today was quite uneventful and peacefully so. I did nothing much today apart from sit in the sun room being busy with a cross stitch. Martin brought in Sunday lunch from the local pub already plated up.

    I only needed 2 lots of painkillers today. I have more water retention than ever. I have to weigh myself twice a day and the fluid is creeping up. An extra 3 lbs today. I have to go to the renal department of the hospital on Tuesday and I will see what they have to say, if ...
  5. Day 8

    by , 09-09-2012 at 08:22 AM (My Friend Screen)
    Today was chemotherapy day again. I woke to a lost voice but generally feeling well with little or no pain. I also noticed that my Adams apple was about twice the size but it wasn't sore or uncomfortable. I decided to start the day with painkillers just as a precaution after yesterday.

    I spent the whole day in the sun room doing cross stitch. It might sound boring and tedious but it was lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. However, for about two hours a dog was yap, yap, ...