Sabacat Posted November 20, 2020 Share Posted November 20, 2020 The latest twist in my journey is something I didn't expect (but, oh, yes, it DID start on a weekend/holiday as have all the others). Last night, I coughed up a tiny bit of phlegm that was sort of hard and deep red. Since that was on the list of things to call your team immediately about, I did so. Unfortunately, I never heard back from my oncologist (and he has been perfect about responding to pages at all hours up till now) last night, but I sent him a MyChart message with a photo. He replied this morning that he hadn't been able to get through via phone but that I should let them know if I had any pain, shortness of breath, or multiple episodes of the same today. Well, I had one more at 11am, felt fine, no pain, no SoB, did my 2-mile walk at near normal speed (and always try to fully expand my lungs while doing it. And then, after an hour or so (and eating some peanut butter on rice cakes), I had a second for the day. Again, they were REALLY tiny - in fact, I put a penny in the photo so he could see just how small. BUT when I called this afternoon, the NP called me back and really scared me. She had me stop my aspirin (which is for stroke prevention) and said to go to ER in nearest major city (Jacksonville, right now) if either volume or frequency got worse. I'm scheduled to go to where my doc is (6.5 hours away) on Tuesday for scans Tuesday evening, labs/visit/treatment on Wednesday, but after reading what I found on Dr. Google, I'm going to be a nervous wreck all weekend/Monday. Sounds like if it does increase, it is a VERY serious business. Hope someone can tell me that they've experienced this and it did not go south in just three days! Susan JamesB and Judy M2 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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