Chemotherapy completed! Now what?

Craig has since 28 May 2018 completed his Chemotherapy for good!

Now what?

Well, he still has his port-a-cath (a.k.a. port) in, so that needs to be flushed with saline once a month to make sure there aren’t any blockages or faults with the line – I mean it is a pipe that’s inserted into his main artery, which lead straight to his heart, so hello! this is serious stuff and it needs to be in perfect working condition. Okay so as I was saying, it needs to be flushed with saline once a month, and then he also goes for Chest CT, MRI, Chest X-rays and a visit with the Oncologist every six weeks at first, then every eight weeks, and then pushed to every three months, six months, once a year and so on, for a period of five years. It sounds A LOT but we take it one step at a time.

We recently went for the first post-chemo check-up and a port flush too, and it went well, the Oncologist is happy with his progress, all the scans look clear and they sent us home to come back in a month for another port flush and the full check-up in two months time. Also they’ve set a provisional date of 21 September 2018 for the port-a-cath to be removed for good, yay!

During the last port flush (mentioned above) we recorded some videos on my Instastory that day to show what was happening.

Take a look at the pictures and videos by scrolling through below.

We received so many messages and responses to the pictures and especially the videos, we were overwhelmed with love from so many.

Thank you all so so much, we really appreciate all the kind words, sweet messages, well wishes and prayers from you all!

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  1. Heather
    Heather says:

    Wow mama, have to take my hat off to you navigating all of this. I bet it’s not easy and not easy on him as well. But looking on your video on instagram he looks like a real trooper. Well done Craig. All the best to you and your family and I really hope and pray that cancer is gone for good.

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