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Initially diagnosed June 4, 2009 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage II,Grade II tumor size: 2-3 cm node positive ER/PR postive HER2 Neu - negative Current Diagnosis: Metastatic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 3 Mets: Scalp/skin, Liver, Spine, Bone ER/PR + HER2/NEU -

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Potassium Pills Are Dangerous!

I went in Wednesday for my Neupogen shot, and Dr. Krekow's nurse caught me on my way out with my CMP results. She told me I had low potassium and prescribed me some potassium pills to take for 4 days. Jesse got them filled for me... and they are huge! The largest pill I've ever seen. I've never had a problem taking a pill, but when I went to try to swallow this thing it got stuck in my throat. For a few minutes I couldn't breath, talk or cough! I tried drinking more to push it down, but it was stuck. I finally managed to cough it back up. After living through six months of chemo, there was no way I was going to choke to death on a pill. I understand now why my grandmother doesn't want to take hers. These pills, even when broke into thirds seem to stick in your throat. They are the worst!

I spent yesterday in bed due to bone pain and lack of sleep. I had three neupogen shots this time (one more than I've had in the past) and that third one really kicked in the bone pain. I'm really ready to feel normal again. Hopefully, I will feel better, after the neupogen wears off and my counts are back to normal.


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