Monday, January 25, 2010

Calling the Doctor Today

After all my talk yesterday about not being sick anymore, it is sort of funny to report that today I need to call the doctor.

There is a red, tender spot above my Power Port, along the tube that goes from the port to my jugular. It has been red and tender for two weeks, and it was very uncomfortable on Friday and Saturday but much less so today. It is NOT warm to the touch, which would indicate an infection. Anyway, I think that I had better call and report this to my oncologist's nurse and see what she says. I have never had any trouble with my port; I am really glad I got a port because it made chemo much easier to deal with. Plus, I always think of it as my Borg* implant.

There is also the matter of this cough that won't go away. I've seen my primary care physician twice. Today I am going to try to get an appointment with an actual asmtha doctor. My asthma is definitely acting up. But my friend Barbara told me that she coughed for like 6 weeks too, and that was a virus. So maybe it is a virus that has irritated my asthma.

I'll let ya know what happens.

* That is a Star Trek reference, not something you can buy at IKEA.

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