Thursday, March 3, 2011


I felt chilled all day. I finally took my temperature and it was 100.0. Dangit! I don't know if it's a cold/flu virus (I have been coughing, but usually after having a little bit of dairy (butter on a bagel) or a bit of sugar. Maybe my wound is infected.

I also had a really bad charley horse last night in my left calf at 3:30am. I finally got back to sleep and when I woke up, my right foot (underneath) and calf were cramping up. Sheesh!

So, I tried to drink lots of water today. But just a few minutes ago, the top of my left foot started cramping. Luckily, my brother is a night owl so I sent him to the local 7-11 to get tonic water since everyone on facebook said that it helps. Thanks, Scott!

In the meantime, they decided that dad had a mild case of pneumonia. She had a bit of a temperature last night and then I guess they had to change her gown three times because she broke out in a sweat. So, they put her on antibiotics today and they have lowered the oxygen level. They also took out the pacer wires and did some kind of procedure where they thumped her back while she breathed into a tube. I think it was supposed to shake up her lungs. But it means that she won't come home for another couple of days. When I visited her, she was more animated, so that's good.

No word yet on when my own surgery may be.


Joanna said...

Hi Dee,

I have been plagued with leg cramps. I wonder if it is part of our Herceptin commonality? If I get lots of exercise, the muscle cramps late at night make me see double. I am on a prescription potassium (MicroK) and it has taken a long time, but I have sort of solved the cramping problem. I suspect that the Herceptin can lead to the cramps but i suppose it could be something else. Good luck in getting the fever down.


Dee said...

Joanna, It might be the Herceptin, but I haven't had a dose in three weeks. I think it might be more related to Neurotin, since I just started that. I started taking potassium regularly and the tonic water apparently helped.

I hope you're doing okay, otherwise! Sorry to hear about the esophageal problems.