Monday, August 9, 2010

The Chills and Fever after Chemo

Shortly after breakfast I started feeling a bit off and got the chills. So I went to bed and asked D to throw another comforter on top of me. After a couple of hours, I thought … this doesn’t seem to be working so I got up. I decided to check my temperature … sure enough, it was up at 37.5°C. Had chemo last Friday and the Onc said… if my temperature ever goes over 38°C, to call the triage nurse. I’m not there yet.

It’s sunny out …maybe if I go shopping in a hot car that should make things better … right? I went out and realized I forgot to put my lymphedema glove on after brushing my teeth. Darn I thought. I soon realized that I’m freezing in the store. Maybe I’ll leave here and go to the park and sit on a sunny bench. As I was leaving the store, I just about got into a car accident … I just plain old turned in front of someone. My next thought was, I better get home … I’m just too dozy to be on the road.

At home I checked my temperature again… 38.1°C… ek. Ok, I’ll check it in half an hour, 38° … that’s better. Half hour later, 38.5°. Didn’t call the Onc. 

This up and down temp thing went on all day: I started feeling better around 6: had some toast at 7: and I went to bed at 10: still hovering around 38°. 

Woke up this morning feeling a little off …but my temp is good at 35.6°.


Sara Diana said...

Hope you are feeling better soon x

Holly said...

yikes - no fair that you have to deal with a fever on top of everything else...feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I have had those days as well Daria. While I do endorse calling triage if it goes above 38, I too have waited it out and it has come down after a bit.
Glad to hear that you are feeling better now. But promise me that you will keep an eye on the temp and call triage if it goes up again!

Levi said...

Hope the temp stays in the normal range. Does not sound like any fun at all.

Bernie said...

Did you sleep through that storm last night, glad your temperature was down this morning. Be better soon my friend....:-) Hugs