Sep 28, 2010 - 7:59 pm
Hello, hope everyone in this group has had a great day.
I just completed my 15th Radiation treatment and will start my 2nd Cisplatin treatment next monday.
I contracted Thrush probably shortly after my Surgeries and it has been a struggle trying to get rid of it ever since. I know the Thrush can cause pain in the areas of infection, but that would be an understatement. The top of and right side of my Tongue literally feel like it has been slashed numerous times by a razor blade. My throat feels like the worst case of Strep Throat that one could ever get. I lost my voice Saturday and I think the Tongue pain has also radiated into my right ear. My teeth are also hurting, not real bad yet, but a strong ache that just stays with me.
Yesterday I went to what I can best describe is an Oncology Emergency Room located on one of the cancer floors in the Hospital. I told them all of the above that I just listed as well as my Blood Pressure that would drop as low as 80/60 over the weekend. IV Therapy at home eventually fixed this combined with not taking my BP Medication. I also have periods of hot flashes and sweating that can also turn into severe chills. With all of these symptoms / issues I was and still somewhat convinced something else is causing this. While at the "kina sorta ER" I had a chest X-RAY, full panel of Bloodwork, urine test and Blood Cultures that I am still awaiting the results for. All tests were Negative and or within normal limits.
I was on Oxycodon 20 MG/ML (upped today to 30MG) to be taken every 4 hours. I am also on a Fentanyl Patch (100 Mic's) this was increased to (150 Mic's) when I get the new patches tomorrow.
If anyone is still awake after getting through this way too long piece of jibberish, have you experienced anything close to this?? If yes, any other treatments that you have or are doing that worked??