Cindi Posted March 29, 2003 Share Posted March 29, 2003 I took my mom to the surgeon yesterday as a follow-up from last Friday's "Chamberlain" procedure. The Chamberlain is a surgical procedure that involves removing part of the rib and lifting the breast bone to do a biopsy of the tumor. It was then that we learned that she was stage IIIB Squamous. Ever since the procedure, Mom's been sort of out-of-it. I kept asking her had she been taking a lot of pain meds. She kept saying "no" but seemed so dis-oriented. She kept having panic attacks and feeling like she couldn't breathe and then drifting in and out of sleep. They admitted her to the hospital to administer O2 and rule out blood clots. They have said that she has retained a lot of fluid and placed her on Lasix through IV. They say that when you retain a lot of fluid its common to be "out-of-it". Is fluid retention and swelling part of this disease? They are hoping to start her chemo next week while she's in the hopsital. Thank you all, Cindi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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