Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A Painful Week

The CT scan on Friday went smoothly. I managed to walk to everywhere I needed to get to but I did use the wheelchair for a seat at lunchtime and got wheeled a small distance in it (mostly by my daughter who thought it was good fun to push). It did take a little while to get the scan completed as they slipped in another patient ahead of me when I was all prepped to go. I don't ever recall getting so many different slice sequences taken or me having to raise my arms above my head before, but that is what happened. I expect to hear something about the results next week when I see the specialist.
Whilst I am no longer getting fevers I have been in quite a bit of pain, mostly in the evenings and morning. My shoulders, ribs and back have begun to really complain when I lie down a lot. I have had difficulty getting to sleep with the pain and wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I have sprained shoulder joints. It takes quite a while to settle down, even with extra pain medication. Not sure what can be done about this at all, but it is becoming a real problem when I can't even get rest when lying down. The scan should reveal if tumors are involved or not. Me, I think it is just because there is not enough of me and I sleep on my sides by preference. Time will tell but I hope this is a passing phase and somehow I figure out how to work around it.


At 7 February 2012 at 18:44 , Anonymous Caitlyn Lee said...

It is not good to hear you are in pain and are unable to rest well because of it. I pray by some miracle your pain is alleviated and most of all for the tumours to disappear, that the doctors would be astounded at your progress. Stay strong in spirit, and may your children and those close to you continue to bring you encouragement and good cheer. Caitlyn


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