Last week I was having some PTSD. I had a fever and was brought back to last April when I ended up in the hospital with a neutropenic fever. Fevers are dangerous when you have cancer so I knew I had to head to the ER last year when my temperature was holding at 101.
But I am done treatment now and am cancer free but had a fever. I called my oncologist and was able to get an appointment with him later that day. I had some kind of bacterial infection and was put on antibiotics.
It took 4 days for my fever to finally go away and for me to finally get better but I was ok. I didn’t have to go to the hospital. I was exhausted and didn’t move out of my bed much for most of the week but that is what my body needed.
I still feel like I’m recovering from whatever hit me last week but I’m ok. My immune system is stronger now that I’m done chemo. I was able to rest and get better and of course the antibiotics helped.
When I first had my fever last week I went through I hope I don’t end up in the hospital again. I hate being sick. I must still be weak because I’m sick. But the reality is that a ton of crap is going around and I got it. Shane had it the week before and Chase has it now and I got it between them.
While I got initially freaked out when I saw my temperature last week (which got as high as 102.8) I made it through ok. It shows I am stronger now. I can get an illness and not end up in the hospital like happened during chemo. It was still scary and it’s taking me awhile to recover and get my energy back but I’m good. And I’m lucky and grateful to be where I’m at now compared to this time last year.
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