Friday, April 30, 2010

It's gone

The PICC line, that is. Plus the portable pump. The line came out very smoothly and I am wearing a pressure bandage which I can take off in an hour or so and a dressing which I can remove tomorrow. Then I can shower without a plastic sleeve and even go swimming. I think I will take my bathers with me to Queensland next week!

Here is a pic of me connected to the pump through the PICC line.

I am very glad the line has gone. It has left me with blood blisters where the dressing was, but that should clear up quickly. The other benefit of changing the drugs is that I will now have only one chemo appointment every three weeks instead of three every two weeks. They gave me an information pack about Xeloda today - it's huge! I will have to tackle it over the weekend.