Update on my prayer request

19 Dec

I ran a fever throughout the night and still have one today.  It ranges from 100 to 101.5.  My headache is a lot better today and most of the day I haven’t had a headache.  When I got into the shower this morning Kevan and I noticed that my right breast was red and hot to the touch.  The left one looks normal and is not hot.  Also, I have no pain on the left side and still have a lot of pain on the right (if I touch it or move my arm at all).   I called the doctor to let them know about it.  I believe that this is a sign of infection.  They prescribed me two new antibiotics and want to see me at 10am tomorrow.  Please please please pray there is no infection and that Kevan and I are just paranoid.  Thank you for your prayers. 

2 Responses to “Update on my prayer request”

  1. Recliner Woman December 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Jayde,

    I don't know if you can do this, but after chemo I was having repeated infections in my left breast. This exercise clears them up for me. I don't know how much flexibility you have right now, so you'll want to be careful if you try this.

    Your lymph node system drains into your breast. When you have lymphnodes removed, that system is compromised. I don't even know how many lymph nodes you have in the breast area at all any more, but somehow your body needs to move that infection out of there.

    You want to have your shoulders higher than your heart, your elbows higher than your shoulders, your wrists higher than your elbows. You might want to use pillows to prop yourself if you are not very flexible yet. Once you have your arms in the proper position, flex and clench your fists 30 times. I do this every hour or two throughout the day if I'm having issues with my breast — like today again. I also do this EVERY morning during my shower, plus every time I fly (the low air pressure in the plane makes it harder on the lymph node system).

    Still do everything else, of course. I pray this helps you, as it has been an amazing gift to me.

    Recliner Woman
    http://www.joyincancer.com

  2. Jayde December 24, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    Thank you for the great idea about the fluid exercise. When I was going through physical therapy after my mastectomy they taught me lymphedema exercises and I should probably be doing those as well. I hardly ever wear my sleeves. I only wear them on long trips or if I fly. But, I'm supposed to wear them every day. Thanks again! Also, thanks for reading my blog. :o)

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