Kicking AML’s Ass: Cycle 2 – hither and thither

Posted by @ 7:10 pm on Monday 21st March, 2016.
Categories: Illness and injury

The phone-call didn't come, I had to make it myself. Still no word from the docs as to there being a plan, so I waited again for a call-back.

When it arrived, it was no surprise... be in Day Ward on Tuesday morning. Blood tests and all that malarkey.

No doubt I'll need platelets and/or reds. Reds are ten-a-penny from the onsite blood-bank, but if it's platelets I hope the docs had the common-sense to order some in advance (i.e. before tomorrow) from Sheffield, Liverpool or wherever. I really can do without wasting tomorrow just being told to attend again for platelets on Wednesday.

As to the bigger question of whether I'll be in or out, that depends not only on the blood test results but also on the availability of bed-space. Currently Ward 41 is full, with many other potential in-patients awaiting their turns.

Day Ward... it's called that because no matter how much or how little treatment or testing you need, it always takes up enough time to screw up your whole day.

Anyway, it's a well-known fact that Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice. Less well-known is that I've had more miles of cannula than Birmingham:

Actually, that pic's probably a good representation of how I'll be sticking it to the junior docs if they don't get their act in gear.

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