Today I got a call from my oncologist regarding my pre-chemo blood work I had drawn yesterday. My potassium levels are extremely high. We're assuming that there was a mistake with the labs because I feel fine and if the lab results are accurate, it would mean that I'm most likely in kidney failure. So... tomorrow morning I have to get my labs done as soon as the lab opens so that my oncologist can get the results before my 9:30 am appointment. Even though we're under the assumption that it is a mistake, it still scares the crap out of me. I can't stand the idea that there might be something else wrong with me.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Tomorrow I'm supposed to be starting chemo again. I'm not sure it's going to happen though. Friday when I was getting ready to go to bed, I noticed that my new half breast is inflamed and red with an infected area where the plastic surgeon fills the expander. It was Friday night when I noticed this, so the only option for treatment was to go to the ER. Fortunately, I got in and out of there in an hour. I went in at 10:30 pm, explained to the doctor that I'm supposed to be starting chemo on Monday and I just need a prescription for the infection. The ER doctor was concerned about the infection and wants me to follow up with the plastic surgeon ASAP. He said that the expander might have to be removed because of the infection. Seriously... if I had that surgery and went through that pain to just have it removed again... I will be so disappointed. It would also cause a problem for me with my prosthesis because I already got rid of it. I gave it to away so it could be donated to a woman without health insurance.