Infection - mickmca15

Side Effects Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on February 16, 2017 View this journey (3 Experiences)

Got first chemo txTCHP on 1/24/17
No redness no swelling no pain no tenderness no fever
Thought chemo reaction. Got tachycardia Thursday. To infusion room for liter of fluid but still tachy. Sent to er got admitted 1/27 antibiotics started, labs came back staph aureaus blood infection from port placed1/18/2017. So port out 1/30 ( PICC line in for treatment and will stay in till port pocket heals)finally home 2/3. Had home infusion of antibiotics till 2/13.
#2 chemo to 2/14 so far ok. What a wild ride.
Hair going but that's nothing compared to the last 3 weeks.
Just outing it out there, nothing is typical. Just if not feeling well speak up and be your advocate!!!

  • Judytjab's Avatar

    Oh my! So sorry you had to go through all that after your first chemo treatment. It must have been so scary for you. Sending big ((hugs)) your way and wishing you an easier time with the rest of your treatments.

    8 months ago
  • peachpoppy's Avatar

    I'm so sorry you got off to such a bad start. I had the same experience so I can sympathize. I actually convinced my dr to let me leave my PICC line in for the duration of my treatment - which wasn't easy to live with/keep clean/keep dry, but made infusions a breeze. Good luck to you!

    8 months ago
  • Kurious' Avatar

    Mickmca: I too landed in the hospital after my first chemo treatment. I'm sure it's not typical for most. The chemo was stopped in my case and I was put on hormone therapy instead. Sure glad that ride is over.

    8 months ago

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