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Roadside Assistance

While flushing Kathleen’s picc line last night, we noticed the tubing was bulging like a bad tire about to blow. So, a quick call to the cancer centre this morning to see if this is something to worry about and within a few min a call back to let us know the IV nurse would meet us after the radiation session to assess. A quick look by the specialist and sure enough, time to replace the picc line. “When?” “Now”… Its amazing how fast these things can happen. When you are outside the bubble, everything is painfully slow by comparison. Full body bone scan ? “How about tomorrow” vs “how is next winter for ya”…. Everything is ‘now’ in the bubble. I kind of miss, ‘how about next winter’

Lots more nausea and cramping today that has carried over since yesterday. Rough roads right now.



About In the Cancer Bubble

I am Kathleen's partner of almost 25yrs supporting her through this very tough and rough spot.

3 responses to “Roadside Assistance

  1. lisa ⋅

    Hey Kath and Mike, sorry for the tough road. Keep your chin up and know you are both loved. It is truly ironic now, how fast things are moving to get things done. I guess taking away positive thoughts and energy is all you can do.
    Love ya both
    Lisa and family

  2. Maureen ⋅

    I discovered I had back pain while I was going through chemo too. mentioned it to the doc and he immediately ordered an MRI. I was suprised he ordered it so quickly but well, you never know. Well, it turned out to be a herniated disc… and when I look back and think about the worst part of my cancer treatment… it was my painful herniated disc!!… which was totally unrelated. I got it from bending over… and well, for being old and decrepid too 😉 Here’s to hoping you have something less painful and quicker healing than a herniated disc 🙂

  3. Anne ⋅

    Hi Kathleen and Mike,
    Your journey takes me back to when my sis was going through her chemo and all sorts of other tests…she was a brave person at 21 many moons ago. I know you are too. It is more difficult for me watching her going through that and feeling quite helpless–so my thoughts are also with you, Mike.
    To both of you, lots of hugs and love, Anne and Paul.

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