Sorry I didn’t put anything up yesterday as it was quite a busy day. I had quite an early start as I had to be in endoscopy for 8.30am, as it turned out I didn’t actually go into the room until just after 10am! I was having propofol a mild anaesthetic, much better that the sedative some get offered, you go out like a light and the next thing you remember is coming round in the recovery ward. However, this time it was a bit different, although I hadn’t had anything to eat for nearly 14 hours I still had food in my stomach so they could only just keep me under, I can remember trying to talk, I didn’t feel a thing but I am told that I moved about a lot during the procedure. 😄 They did find that the stent had moved up into the bile duct and they only just managed to get it out using this procedure, thankfully. They also found stones and a lot of sludge and the stent was blocked, this has all been cleared now so I hope I will be OK for a while, they also put a bigger metal covered stent in this time so it won’t move, they hope this will last for about 6 months before it needs to be changed again.
It has been quite a week really, I arrived UCLH on Thursday, blood tests then my clinic appointment with Professor John Bridgewater, and then on to a pre-assessment for my ERCP GA straight afterwards. Thursday I was able to have a bit of a lie in as my CT scan was at lunchtime followed straight after by chemo, this left me exhausted, it was so nice to be able to stay up there in a hotel rather than drive home. Then Friday the dreaded ERCP, unusually for me when I was in the recovery after the procedure I slept for most of the time. I was allowed home at about 2.30 which was nice, I managed to almost navigate Sam out of London before going to sleep!!! 😀 Thankfully between her shouting Dad which lane and me waking up we made it to the M3 safely 😀 It was quite a long trip being the Friday before bank holiday and we arrived at Laura’s about 5.30. As you might guess I slept most of the way there.
We had tea with Laura and then headed home just after 9, I was absolutely exhausted when we got home and very cold, Sam made me a hot water bottle and before I knew it I was fast asleep, waking up for my meds about 7am. Looking out of the window this morning it looks lovely and I intend to enjoy the sunshine and make the most of the day. I have to go in a collect a new pair of glasses today, although I wear contact lenses, I find that I have to wear glasses more often as my eyes seem to dry out quicker, my last test also showed that I have the start of a cataract in one eye, hey ho getting old hey!!! 😂
Sam is picking up her new car today so I am going along with her after collecting my glasses, I might be able to see it then 😀😀 Car collected with lots a free goodies!!! It looks lovely, a metallic blue VW Polo TSI Match. Then rest of the day has been relaxing and thankfully the pain from the stent insertion is now subsiding, I think the Dexamethasone (steroid) is probably helping too, I’m looking forward to another good nights sleep again tonight, I hope!!! I’m glad this week is now over, just three more days and I am back in London for CT scan results and day 8 chemo, what a life I lead!!!! 😀