Topic: In hospital with blood infection

I'm currently sitting here in the hospital getting pumped with antibiotics to fight a blood infection.  If I had waited to go in to see the doctor, my infection could have proved fatal. 

The infection originated in the bile ducts due to bacteria backing up into the bile ducts past the narrowing where the tumor is. 

I'm posting this as a reminder to y'all to listen to what your body is telling you.  I was having fevers and pain in the liver area on and off for three days.   I'm glad I called my oncologist.  Fortuntately, we caught it in time.

The bad news is that last night's CT scan showed that the tumor has grown a bit.  So next week I'm going to discuss other treatment options with my oncologist.  Actually, I'm fortunate that my regimen has worked so well for so long.

2Co 4:16  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
2Co 4:17  For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
2Co 4:18  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

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Hi Lisa! You are so right about listening to your inner body! I am learning more and more that we have to be our own primary doctors. So sorry you have to
be in the hospital but glad you caught the infection as quickly as you did.  Just where you want to be to watch Saturday night TV!  UGH!
Teddy finished his radiation Wednesday and has had a very rough weekend as the doctor said he would. He is a tad better tonight. Now we want to see you get better. Stay strong, keep your spirits up and with your attitude you will beat this bump in the road.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Lisa,

Kick that infection to the curb and show it who's the boss!

Yes, I believe that our bodies talk to us all the time but with the progress of modern medicine, a lot of people don't hear their own bodies anymore. My mom was a heart patient and I do think she was experiencing cc symptoms at least a few months before she was diagnosed but docs were always so focused on her heart. She got a new stent and defibrillator/pacemaker implanted in the 4 months before she was diagnosed but I wonder if it was all necessary.

Patty

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Dear Lisa -- As you know, we live in the same general area.  I'm here for whatever you need.   Errands, support, transportation.  I'd be so happy to help you and your family.   I can be in Seattle within the hour!
Diane

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OMG!  Lisa, I just re read my note and I didn't mean I was glad you "caught" the infection rather that you stopped it!  OK so this one should have gone under jokes!!!  Hope you are feeling much better today!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Lisa,
Stay strong. Glad they found the cause of the problems and are pumping you full of those antiboitics!!

Take care.
Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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I'm feeling much better now and chomping at the bit to get out of the hospital.  Unfortunately, it seems that I can't be released until they identify the exact strain of bacteria that attacked me.  When they find out, then they can prescribe the correct oral antibiotic. 

Thank you for your prayers and good wishes!

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Lisa, I'm glad you're doing better.  I've been thinking about you everyday.  Would you tell us all what you mean by fevers?  Would they come and go or be consistent?  Were they high or random low grades here and there? 

I read your letter again and again, Lisa; I'm praying for you, my friend.

Sophie

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Lisa ... It seems I can't keep up with you young ladys now a days.  I keep missing posts.  I'm happy you listened to your body girl.  keeping tuned in to your body is a major player.
Bless ya !  and you'll be out of hospital before you know it.
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Lisa...hoping to hear from you soon ...from home.
Sending good wishes your way.

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Lisa --

Thinking of you -- all of your posts demonstrate this incredible grit and determination and strength.

You are strong. We are all strong. We have to be.

Fondly,
Irene