Treatment - day twenty
Tuesday 24th May 2005.
On Saturday morning I woke up at 12.30am gasping for breath it really scared me, after taking a deep breath it went away but for about an hour afterwards I was frightened to go back to sleep in case it happened again, no one had warned me that this could happen, I don't know what it was.
On Sunday I had to be careful because if I didn't concentate on the way I swallowed my saliva it went down the wrong way and I was coughing for ages but soon learnt the knack of how not to nearly choke myself..lol..
Monday's treatment day nineteen went as usual nothing to report.
Today is my last day so I thought I would take a few thank you gifts to the hospital, for the radiotherapy nurses I gave them a card and a large Quality Street cake to share out when they have thier coffee, for the staff in the heath centre I gave them a card with a donation in it, when Mary opened the card she thanked me and said they would use the money to buy coffee and biscuits for the centre and for the cancer nurses Mandy, Dawn ect I gave them a big box of chocolates to share between them all. They all wished me well but with me taking my dad over the next week I'll still be seeing them for a little while longer.
Before I left I had to see Mandy for one last check up to see if I had any problems that she could help with, there isn't any but she gave me her phone number in case anything crops up she also said she'd be making an appointment for me in 2 weeks time when I will be seeing the consultant at the Princess Royal hospital so that he can check that I'm healing okay after the radiotherapy then I'll have another appointment four weeks after that at Hull Royal Infirmary to see the whole team amongst them will be the oncologist and Mr England the ENT specialist I might have a scan or x-ray at that time to see if the cancer has gone but I'm not sure about that until my appointment comes through.
I guess this will be my last blog for a few days as there won't be nothing much to report on a day to day basis now I've finished but if I get worse with anything ( they have told me the 2 weeks after treatment has finished the side effects reach thier peak and I'll get worse before better) or as I get better I will write things down as they happen.
Many thanks to all who have read this hope it helps anyone who has to go through cancer of the larynx and the treatment of radiotherapy.
Below is a picture taken on day 20, my last day of treatment...