Hospitalization - Kurious

Other Care Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on December 21, 2016 View this journey (13 Experiences)

I had my first chemo treatment of cytoxin and taxotere on Dec. 5th. I developed a mild headache the next day which got progressively worse the next 3 days. My oncologist told me to go to the ER and within 18 hours on a gurny, I was admitted with suspicion of viral meningitis. My MRI of the brain did not come out normal, so I had to undergo a spinal tap. If anyone who has had a spinal tap where the local anesthesia did not work, then you know what XXX is like. Needless to say, the spinal tap was unsuccessful. I eventually agreed to have another spinal tap as long as it was under general anesthesia. In the meantime, my power port was not working and everyone was going for my left arm because no one took the time to get it working. They gave me an IV in my left arm which eventually got infilitrated and took 2 days for the swelling to go down. The heparin shots they were giving me, thinned my blood so much, I had two major nose bleeds. I was released from the hospital after 5 days and still waiting for results of the spinal tap which I'm sure it will be negative for Leptomingeal which they were also looking to rule out. I'm pretty sure I suffered a chemo induced inflamation of of the meninges which caused my brain MRI to be abnormal. By the way, I've decided to fire my present oncologist and go to my daughter's oncologist because I learned my oncologist didn't follow up on what was happning with me while I was in the hospital. That is simply not acceptable to me.

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  • beachbum5817's Avatar
    beachbum5817

    Sorry to hear that you had to endure all of that. Hopefully you are now doing better. Good luck. Take care.

    about 4 years ago
  • Bug's Avatar
    Bug

    Kurious, I'm so sorry to read the above "experience". How are you doing?

    about 4 years ago

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