So much has happened in the past week. I went for a regular oncology visit, and mentioned that I sound wheezy when I breath and that my port is causing me discomfort. Next thing that I knew I was in the hospital side of the oncology dept, getting vein mapping done to determine if I had an infection or clot causing my port to be uncomfortable and Low and behold I have a blood clot in my left arm axillary area. I also had a chest xray to check for clots in my lungs that may be causing my wheezing. My lung still has fluid bilaterally, and also has a node. Nothing has increased in size since my ct scan. So, our immediate concern is that I have a blood clot. I am now taking xeralto to combate the clot, and I will be taking this long term over the next three months. At that time they will do more tests to determine if the xeralto has done its job.
I will keep you posted,