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