Posted 7/31/2021 8:19 AM (GMT -6)
Thankful your PSA took another tumble, Jerry ...
During my chemotherapy treatments, my doctor said to keep an overnight travel bag packed with essentials, just in case I spiked a fever or got an infection.
He said anything over 100 degrees meant I needed to get to the emergency room, at once. He said they would call him to consult, day or night. Dedicated doctor, beyond words!
I once spiked a fever --- he said to get to the clinic immediately and to bring the overnight travel bag. In the end, he didn't admit me to the hospital, but telephoned me the next day to check in.
I was also put on NEULASTA injections, to help ward off infections. As a teacher, I was surrounded by hundreds of students, each school day, so that was a consideration, too.
I realize it's the weekend, but is there a health desk number you could telephone at the clinic? Could you go to the emergency room and get the treatment started for the infection?
My doctor was VERY cautionary when I went through chemotherapy ---- it might be the weekend, but is there an urgent care clinic that could get a treatment started, to begin combatting the infection?
Wanting the best for you --- there is surely a doctor "on call" this weekend, who can start treating you right away.
Wanting the best for you ---- looking out for your well-being ---
CYCLONE --- # Iowa State University