Don't you just hate it when your best laid plans just fly out of the window?
Well that's what happened yesterday
Rebecca had stayed over so I could attend her latest PET TAC scan, she had been very brave at first insisting she could go on her own, but sometimes Mum's know best and beg to differ!
I am soooo glad I went
She was given a very large bottle of jollop and a cup and instructed to drink a cup full every 5 minutes, unfortunately it had been flavoured with orange, to which, like me, she is allergic to. So that went back and a fairly bland water type substance was substituted.
She finished the bottle which took about 40 minutes and was called in. I waited and waited, the room emptied and still I waited. When she finally came out her right arm was sporting a huge bandage at the elbow, plus another taped pad on her left hand.
She did grin and ask how many kittens I had had whilst waiting
Apparently during the procedure of inserting the contrast into the vein something went wrong and it was panic stations as she was on the scan bed in terrible pain, they then had to insert a second dose into her left hand and the scan was completed.
The worst of it was they just wrapped a cool pack around with bandage and said go home and keep it cool!
Now with me, something like that doesn't sit very well, so after breaking her fast we headed off the the ER
It was heaving!
3 hours later we were seen, by this time the arm was so swollen and it had spread, a full examination then the consultant disappearing off to get the low down from Radiology only to tell us nothing could be done! ice packs, a review if the symptoms changed - oh and it would spread right up to the shoulder and take between 1-2 Weeks to go down!!! what!!!!! As if the poor girl hasn't been through enough
That was it, a blunder? perhaps, maybe who knows! so after 6 hours
We had to coordinate Chris and Antoni to meet up so they could rescue us and also drive Rebecca's car home
Our plans of a nice girlie lunch by the sea, a catch up on some projects we are interested in and a home colouring session to redo Rebecca's purple highlights all disappeared, whoosh gone, we were just two very tired, hungry, tee'd off girls with a da ja vu feeling
We had both done our best at keeping each other cheerful and were so glad of each other's company
but not a good day!
At least today, so far! has been better, although the swelling has reached her shoulder and wrist, no other symptoms have appeared, so onwards and upwards with the frozen peas, I did joke and told her there are better ways of getting out of the washing up!
take care and enjoy your weekend