Had 12 day staycation in the hospital for a abscess that within 20 hours went from I Feel something to a grapefruit. The day before had a short stint in the ER due to rectal bleeding, but was discharged a few hours later. Fast forward the next morning and the most terrible pain in the ass literally and a 103.5 fever.
An ambulance ride to the hospital because the overall sick feeling.
The news was septic and surgery to remove the abscess the following morning.
Due to all the chronic issues from the immunotherapy treatment such as fatigue, diarrhea and swelling (not to mention the location of the wound and fear of diarrhea getting in it - five different house doctors were assigned to me and I was placed in isolation because of. “Potential C Diff.” The five doctor s were treating each ailment as a new thing and not in correlation to the cancer/treatment. The discharge was to a long term care facility- and I found out that my regular oncologist as well as my primary would not have access to me. Had to fight like hell to go home with home health. Was placed on TPN for bowel rest for two weeks.
My surgeon told me the day of surgery to get the hell out or I would be in hospital jail for those very reasons above.
Home now, feeling better - not strong at all and now maintenance is off the table -
Not sure what is next other than weaning off TPN.