Suspected blood clot
Monday back to clinic for picc line check. Blood seen around line. Tuesday back to clinic as blood now seeped into dressing. Thursday oncologist appointment and blood taken. Blood again on picc line site and nurses notice slight swelling on arm. Oncologist suspects dvt and am sent to X-ray with urgent request from oncologist - where upon I was offered an appointment for 11th July!!! Returned to unit rather dismayed and the sister spends ages trying to get an ultrasound arranged, she wouldn't go home without getting something sorted. So I went off to my favourite place (a & e) and 8.5 hours later was admitted! Overnight stay then Spent all of next day waiting for a scan only to be told late afternoon that the scan had been booked to the wrong department! They would have to wait till monday to get the scan done. The head nurse from Oncology got involved and arranged for me to go home with injections. So another trip today to pick up the jabs and hopefully get mondays scan confirmed. Its early days to become a drama queen but I think I've jumped up the queue a few places. Thank god for my 60+ travel card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!