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Doctor update

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ok so the doctor told me today that my culture reports came back . They say Heavy staph both breasts. Well ,I suppose this is going to take some time. Not what I wished for but I do feel better then I did last Friday. The doctor cleaned things up some more and they actually startedto look normal. They even re getting softer , which is good I'm told. The infection had them pretty firm. The doctor also told me that the hospital was suppose to do something called sensitivity tests on the cultures. I guess they put different antibiotics with the culture to see what works and what doesn't against that particular staph . Well the hospttal threw the cultures out before they did the sensitivity tests. So I guess it is a walk in the dark now.

To top it all off , my oncologist told me that my CA125 is elevated. Not real high but high enough to redo the test in 4 wks. It actually tripled. But I did find out today that the staph can actually raise the results of the test. So now I feel better about it.

All in all things feel better and i'm not quite as depressed as I was. I'm just hoping that this doesn't take to long to get over with.

Thanks to all who read this and care enough to give me the support I have so needed these last couple of weeks.
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    Carol, I was just visiting your page. I am glad that your doctors have got a handle on the infection & you are feeling better. I wish you luck on your goals, sounds like you are on your way. I LOVE Sean Connery!!!
    Take care. emoticon
    4624 days ago
    Carol -
    Sounds like you have had a rough week. Lean on us for support - we are here, and rooting for you! Keep your chin up.
    4627 days ago
    Hi Carol, you sure are going through it. Hopefully it won't take too long for things to get back to normal. You are strong, keep hanging in there.
    Take care, thinking of you. emoticon
    4630 days ago
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    Oh I am so glad you sent us all an update. I have been thinking of you. They will get softer, trust me. My sister said her breast stayed hard for a while - maybe a good six months and then they were back to normal. That sucks about the infection but hopefully medication will take care of that. Plus the body has a way of healing on its on. You are stronger then you think. This takes guts, remember that!
    4631 days ago
    im glad your starting to feel better, hopefully he infection goes away relly fast, you are in my thoughts and prayers, hugs
    4631 days ago
    It sounds like things are looking up... That antibiotic is working and the doctor cleaned it up some and now it's feeling better... It's all good news...
    Too bad they threw the culture out before they were finished testing... but nothing to do about it now... Just keep moving forward...
    It just takes time now... But hey we're here for you...

    I wrote this on a friends blog the other day...
    but think you could use it now...

    Just think of us as your friend...
    A Friend (that's us) Is Like A Good Bra...
    Hard to Find
    ComfortableR>Always Lifts You Up
    Never Lets You Down or Leaves You Hanging
    And Is Always Close To Your Heart!!!

    Keep swinging on that trapeze girl... lol


    4631 days ago
    WOW! You are dealing with a lot!! I hope that things start to turn around for you soon. I want to send you some good luck and prayers for a quick recovery and no more bumps in the road! emoticon
    4631 days ago
    funny I just asked on chat if you were in any pain cause I read about your doctor visit earlier hopefully your healing and it's all up hill from now on emoticon
    4631 days ago
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