MY destination tonight...ER!!

woodsygal
woodsygal Member Posts: 64
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hi Friends!!

Went to work in this brutal heat, I was soaked within the hour. NO A/C. I am scheduled for my chemo port at 7 tomorrow morning. Left work early to go home and just relax with the pups. Went to take a shower, my incision burst and "icky" spewed all over. Well, guess I had an infection, called the DR. on call and went to the ER. So, now I have a wick in place taking care of the "icky".

I am so afraid that they aren't going to do the procedure tomorrow because of this. I was in tears at the hospital, feeling low, because I do not want any set backs!! I want to get this all going. Well, on the bright side of things....my breast matches my nails...red!! Washing machine is going at this wonderful hour of midnight, taking care of the "icky" in the household. Bleach anyone????? Love, Carlie

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  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Oh My Goodness~ this was
    Oh My Goodness~ this was really not part of the game plan, was it? Icky yukky indeed! It seems though that your attitude is really good, all things considered! Did the ER doc give you any indication as to whether he thought your surgeon would do the port? Or is there at least a call in ? Or do you have to go and hope for the best??

    How wonderful that your breast matches your nails...I guess! LOL Leave it to you to look on the bright side!

    Let us know what happens; we are all thinking of you and wish you a sppedy recovery from the icky-stuff!

    Hugs, Claudia
  • karen0423
    karen0423 Member Posts: 67
    Hi- I am so sorry to hear of
    Hi- I am so sorry to hear of what you had to go through tonight. Hopefully you can still get the port tomorrow. I had one and it is great! I totally understand the set backs, I had quite a few and it wasn't easy to deal with but hopefully by going to the ER and them knowing what was in store for you tomorrow you are all set. Good luck!
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Keeping fingers crossed
    hopefully the port is going on the other side and they will still put it in. Good luck, let us know how it goes as soon as you feel like it. :) Pammy
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    set backs
    We never expect or want these curve-balls, I am glad though that your attitude is good. I will kep my fingers and toes crossed for you, hopefully the infection will clear right up and everything will be back on schedule. Keep us posted.
    hugs, Jackie
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763
    I hope
    I hope everything goes good for you from now on - no more setbacks! I also hope they put the port in - its worth having it. I will keep you in my prayers today and hope all goes well for you.
    Pat
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    padee6339 said:

    I hope
    I hope everything goes good for you from now on - no more setbacks! I also hope they put the port in - its worth having it. I will keep you in my prayers today and hope all goes well for you.
    Pat

    First let me say i really
    First let me say i really hope all goes well for you. Second, Wow, now there's something I don't think any of us have read before. I am so sorry, that must have scared the H out of you. I hope your port goes in as I know that any changes in the game plan just causes more stress. Hugs
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Carlie.... sending hugs your
    Carlie.... sending hugs your way... I hate it when hickups happen causing delays... let us know how it went... I would like to think that a plan is something we can count on... but we all know **it happens.... I didn't hear the washer.... hum... yours must be quiet... (wink)

    Hugs

    ~T
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    That would have scared me
    That would have scared me too. You are a brave one. Hugs.
  • lolad
    lolad Member Posts: 670
    Marcia527 said:

    That would have scared me
    That would have scared me too. You are a brave one. Hugs.

    Hope
    Continue to try to keep your head up. I developed an infection in both breasts after my mastectomy and keeflex took care of it thank goodness. Just another mountain you will have to climb through your battle. You will make it and soon get over that mountain. Good luck, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    laura
  • mlmjt1
    mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
    Hi woodsygal
    I had bilateral mastectomy in may and developed a wound and while my didnt burst the day my port was to be placed the wound had a yellow center and red edges. My plastic surgeon actually opened it up before the port was placed the same day and packed it with packing and I still had my port placed on the opposite side...

    The only problem was that my oncologist wouldnt start chemo until the wound was healed so I ended up having the expander removed so will need reconstructionn later... but I did start my chemo about 2 wks later

    Let us know how things are going and hang in there

    LInda T
  • aztec45
    aztec45 Member Posts: 757
    OMG!!!
    Hey, are you alright? Are you feeling any better? Sounds like something out of that alien movie.

    I hate set-backs too but you don't want that infection to spread which that could happen if they open you up. Hopefully you will make a speedy recovery in time for you port.

    Take care of yourself and keep us updated.

    P
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    aztec45 said:

    OMG!!!
    Hey, are you alright? Are you feeling any better? Sounds like something out of that alien movie.

    I hate set-backs too but you don't want that infection to spread which that could happen if they open you up. Hopefully you will make a speedy recovery in time for you port.

    Take care of yourself and keep us updated.

    P

    Is everything ok? Please
    Is everything ok? Please post and let us know when you can!

    Diane
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    karen0423 said:

    Hi- I am so sorry to hear of
    Hi- I am so sorry to hear of what you had to go through tonight. Hopefully you can still get the port tomorrow. I had one and it is great! I totally understand the set backs, I had quite a few and it wasn't easy to deal with but hopefully by going to the ER and them knowing what was in store for you tomorrow you are all set. Good luck!

    Oh my, I am so sorry. I
    Oh my, I am so sorry. I hope you can get the port tomorrow.

    Good luck!
  • DianeBC said:

    Is everything ok? Please
    Is everything ok? Please post and let us know when you can!

    Diane

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