SIRT – Part 3
The procedure went well.
It wasn’t as uncomfortable (or as long) as the trial, though it was still weird feeling the catheter creeping through my body.
Having met everyone the week before made things so much easier when it came time for the real thing. It was like meeting friends. Lots of hello’s and a few jokes from Dave again.
The hardest part was the 36 hours afterwards. The Doctor warned me I’d be in for “a rough night”, but nothing prepared me for the level of pain that came during that time. Unfortunately I had only been given Panadeine Forte to assist with pain management. With this level of pain the Panadeine was like a lolly and did absolutely nothing.
(Note to self: Next time ask for narcotic based pain killlers).
I was radioactive for a week afterwards and was not allowed to sleep in the same bed as Rachel or get too close to the boys. Thankfully our friends, Tony and Brenda, provided me with a spare room in their house which is only over the road from where we live.
Presently I am still recovering and will be for the next few weeks.
Very small attention span (hence the shorthand form of this update) and absolute exhaustion by about midday each day.
I sleep. Then I sleep some more. The next day I do it all over again.
Now we wait…. 3 months…. for results.
Here’s some pics in case anyone was curious.