Just prior to removal of the chest drain we had an x ray taken to give us a snapshot of the landscape.
Looking at the above shot – a couple of features are distinguishable
1/ Above right in the left side of the chest is a circular object – that is the port that was implanted and hooked up directly to my jugular – allows for chemotherapy to be infused directly
2/ Above left you can see the chest drain pipe enter the thorax
3/ Now just directly above that you will also note a distinct white mass and a couple smaller ones as well …… we believe these masses are a result of Metastasis
And these masses are considered to be responsible for irritating the pleural lining and resultant fluid build up
Another worrying trend / sign is the gradual weight loss