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Ro10
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I will finish my antibiotics on Thursday. I have been taking a benadryl every morning before I take the one antibiotic. So far no rash. I still run a temp of 99.5 every evening around 8:00 p.m. I saw the onocologist today, but did not have any lab drawn. I see the infection doctor on Thursday. My onocologist said I could still get chemo if he extended the antibiotic. I have to have his okay to have the port inserted on Monday morning. Then I will have a CAT scan after the port is inserted to make sure the infected area has resolved. Lots of guesses as to what caused the problem...... the surgeon knicked to colon during the 6 hour surgery; a lymph node that zapped with radiation and got infected; a urinary tract infection; or nobody really knows. Then the plan is to have chemo #5 on Tuesday. Have no energy at all, but I am sure it is the Benadryl. Today I had to take a compazine for the nausea, so it was a double whammy of being tired. I can go outside for about 20 minutes and then I need to come in and rest. Have been increasing my walking a little each day. I am looking forward to the day when I have more energy and don't have to rush to the bathroom. In peace and caring. HUGS to all.;

bonniesue
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You have been through a lot but it is going to turn around real soon. I am going to say a prayer --hopefully you can get the port and get on to feel like yourself. I have a dear friend with colon cancer going in in the morning for surgery. It is really a journey.Prayers for you!!

deanna14
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You are in my thoughts and prayers. You have been through a lot lately. I hope that soon you will be healed and stronger, able to complete your chemo and able to increase your activity. Hang in there, you are strong!
Love and hugs!

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daisy366
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Hi Ro,

I'm sending you healing energy. If you want to try the following I believe this will speed your healing.

imagine your white blood cells successfully fighting the infection, I would do this 2-3 times a day during my treatment and still now - but not so often. I do some progressive relaxation first and then go to my special healing place and visualize my healing helpers and imagine my immune system doing it's work.

This is powerful stuff!! There are CDs out there to help guide the process. I attribute my health now to this plus my medical care.

Blessings to you, Ro.
Mary Ann

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Ro10
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I went to the infection doctor today. He extended my antibiotics for 4 more days. I had a temperature of 99.6 when I was in his office. He also wanted a CAT scan done today before I have my port put in on Monday. He wanted to make sure the asrea was cleared up, and that I would not infect the port with my infection. Tonihgt my temperature at 8:00 pm was 98.6. Yeaaaahhhh. They tested my stool for WBC and C-diff, too. Since I have been on the antibiotics for almost 2 weeks now, I have frequent very soft stools. I did not hear anything about the CAT scan, so I presume I can get my port on Monday, and chemo #5 on Tuesday. In peace and caring. HUGS to all.

deanna14
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Sounds like you are slowly, but surely getting through this infection so you can get back on track with your treatment. So happy that your temperature stayed down tonight! I am praying that you are well enough to get your port and chemo next week. Hang in there.

I had my CT guided biopsy today and it was not too painful. I was pretty wound up going into it, so they medicated me before the doc even came in the room. I was very anxious and emotional today and really had trouble keeping it together. Anyway, the meds helped a lot. I remember it hurting 1 time. The nurse told me after that she gave ne more meds and I went back to sleep. Probably no results until early next weak.

So... I wait.

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pjba11
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How difficult the stress and emotions are during these invasive proceedures. Glad that part is over and now the wait. .........please know that we are all here for you. You are strong. You have my love, hope and encouragement. You and Ro are remarkable. As I read the posts and worry I think this time it is Ro and Deanna, (and more with recurrance already dx).... next time who and what? I HATE THIS CANCER. We are all going to give this crap a run for it. We have what it takes!!! We are survivors and thrivers!! Please be good to yourself while you wait Deanna. Cyber hugs coming your way from Mn. to you and Ro today.

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The last couple of weeks have been so hard for you both. And now the waiting for results. I agree. I HATE THIS CANCER. But I love you, my UPSC Sisters. There's no 'closure' to having cancer, is there? At least we have each other on this long and winding road.

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Ro10
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Tomorrow I hope I finish my final antibiotics. I am scheduled for my port insertion at 8:45 Monday and Chemo #5 on Tuesday. I hope it all happens as scheduled. I have not had a temperature since Thursday afternoon, so I hope that is gone now too. Still no energy and my blood pressure has been running below 100, so that does not make me feel very strong. Wedensday I will go for the neulasta shot, so I hope to get back some energy and not have problems with the white blood cell count. One of these days I am going to feel as good as everyone says I look. In peace and caring. HUGS to all. I appreciate having all of you to go on this journey with me. Deanna I pray you get good results from your biopsies. Linda your hair looks great. I am back to a shiny head again, but I know it is temporary. Teresa you should be ready to get your last chemo, hope it goes well for you.

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kkstef
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Ro, I am hoping that everything goes well and as scheduled with your port insertion (you will love it!), chemo Tuesday and your Neulasta on Wed! You have been through sooo much lately and are such a strong and patient lady! Blessings to you!!

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