Mar 31, 2010 - 2:01 am
I've never had chemo since I was Stage I, but I'm wondering if anyone has had a staph infection in their port. One of my colon cancer friends from church had a wedge resection of two spots on her lung in January. She has had a recurrence of two inoperable lung tumors, one wrapped around her airway. She was originally diagnosed in 2007 with liver mets. She had chemo after her colon resection and again after her liver resection. She had the first port removed after the second go round with chemo. Two weeks ago a port was inserted and she started chemo last Tuesday. She really hates chemo and didn't want to do chemo again, but as a single mom of 3 she felt she had no choice. Wednesday morning on her way to work she got a call to go to the hospital immediately because her blood work showed that she had a staph infection. She was hospitalized till Saturday afternoon on heavy-duty antibiotics. They sent her home after training her how to inject antibiotics every 8 hours for 10 days. She's been through hell! I wanted to see if anyone had had a staph infection from a port and any other info I could share with her.