Ended Up in the ER last night

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 1713
   Posted 6/8/2010 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday around 3 pm, I started shivering and asked my husband for two blankets and to turn the a/c down.  I even went outside and sat in the hot car for a while to get warm.  Well, I came inside and fell asleep for a while and when I woke up I had 103 fever.  So, being the nurse I am, I had decided that I had a urinary tract infection and got a course of antibiotics to take.   Well my fever was not going down and I am not even two weeks post up from a hysterectomy, so I asked my hubby to take me to the ER,
I was poked and prodded and stuck and had blood drawn and blood cultures and urine cultures and had a CT scan with contrast and low and behold, I was pronouced with a UTI and was given IV antibiotics and fluids.   I spent the night in the hospital ER and was discharged after 7 am.
I spent the day sleeping and in between drinking water.
Meanwhile, I called my surgeon in Tampa, just to let him know what had come to pass and discovered in talking to him, that the washingings of my peritoneum from the surgery were positive for cancer as well as the cervix.  Let me just say , Oh Crap.  Well, he says the chemo and radiation won't be too bad.  We will see.  He is a good surgeon and has a calm demeanor so he inspires confidence in me.  At least there is that.
I missed my granddaughter's kindergarden graduation mass today.  That bumms me out too.
OK I will keep you all posted.
Co-Moderator Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Forums
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 5951
   Posted 6/8/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry, Linda. Your plate is awfully full right now. Wishing you strength to deal with it all...
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17528
   Posted 6/8/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Golly, Linda, this isn't good news at all.  I'm so sorry all of this is happening to you.  You mentioned your doctor was in Tampa.  Do you go to Moffitt?  That's a wonderful hospital for people with cancer. 
I hope your chemo isn't bad.  I think it affect people differently.  I hope things go easy on you.  You've been through a lot already.  I'm keeping you in my prayers.  Feel better, okay?

Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

Post Edited (Sherrine) : 6/8/2010 7:16:37 PM (GMT-6)

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 6/8/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda, I am so sorry that you have to deal with all of this. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope that the chemo and radiation go well for you. Please keep us posted on h ow you ar edoing so we can offer you support. Take care of yourself....


Regular Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 110
   Posted 6/8/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry about your news and really hope the Chemo goes well. It seems we always know that another shoe is going to drop.. we just don't know when or what it will involve. Thoughts are with you.
DX: Fibro, PA (Psoriatic Arthritis), Psoriasis, Rosacea.
Savella, Lisinopril, Crestor, Vit D, Prilosec, Ambien.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 686
   Posted 6/8/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Linda....thank you for sharing your struggles with us. We want to be here for you. You sound like a really strong lady. May God keep you in His care.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), welbutrin, trazodone, lorazepam, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 6/8/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Keep us posted and we'll keep up the prayers!

Love you kiddo~
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

(> <) Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1495
   Posted 6/8/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry this is happening. I hope the chemo helps you and you will get better and feel better.

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 6/9/2010 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry Linda. I hope that you feel better real soon. Will be praying for you.
Fibromyalgia,arthritis,raynauds syndrome,gastroparesis,IBS,depression and roseca
God and Family is my life.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 1771
   Posted 6/9/2010 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Hugs))) and prayers - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 434
   Posted 6/9/2010 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda I am so sorry this has happened on top of everything else.  I am continuing to pray for you.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1286
   Posted 6/9/2010 4:34 AM (GMT -7)   
((hugs)))))  and prayers
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 844
   Posted 6/9/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda, I'm so sorry to hear your news.  You are in my prayers.  Please keep us informed.
God Bless!
Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 1556
   Posted 6/9/2010 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry you have to deal with this. Just want you to know that my prayers are with you along with the others.

Irish Babe
Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1380
   Posted 6/9/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry, it just seems like more and more things are being thrown at you.
I am very happy to hear that your surgeon inspires confidence in you. I think that gives you a better handle on things, in addition to your wonderful spirit. Each post you've written shows such a strong woman, determined to beat this. Your surgeon may inspire you, but you so inspire me.
I know you missed the kindergarten Mass w/ your GD, but could you take her to a Mass, just the two of you. I know it isn't the same, but you could still make it special for the two of you. Hold each other's hands and feel the peace ease over both of you. It may be even more special as you two will be together. My prayers are w/ you.
God bless.  Alice.

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/10/2010 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda continuing to keep you in my prayers. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:59 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,906,246 posts in 318,936 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 158274 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Identifiedinlove7.
307 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PeteZa, RedLabel, Melissa D., dmw52, Magaboo, xfmlg, 3timechamp, 1success, Mergirl, InTheShop, Poppie, 614-2101-765-611, Jack & Diane