Dec 18, 2014 06:21PM Hindsfeet wrote:
Thanks for your encouragement. I am continuing Herceptin/Perjeta for now. Fortunately I had a light case of shingles. The cold sore medicine helped a lot.
I went to talk to my doctor on Monday about the Port. My neck was swollen as the right arm. They sent me over to have a ultra sound done. They found a massive blood clot around the port and cath in the neck. It looked like I had the mumps on one side. They prescribed blood thinning shots for 2 weeks. They gave me one shot and my daughter gave me one the next day. However, I might be allergic to something in the shot because that night my neck worsened as did the arm...arm all red. I felt like my head was about to explode. I was in so much pain that I could hardly walk or lift my head and I could not urn my neck.
They discovered that I had a massive blood clot that round around the cath and port. It was a challenge getting out. The doctor who took it out said he thought he could do it in a different place or kind of one.. He was surprised the doctor, whom he knows put the cath up in my neck. He doesn't do it that way. But, he has to check out my blood work to see if I have a gene for making clots. Also checking for infection in clot. I am still in the hospital (now 3 days ) and my neck is still swollen, and right arm. It is not as red...but I look horrible. I'm discouraged because it is almost Christmas and I want to be home. Pray for me.