10/2020 after my 2nd AC infusion but rt b4 my next 1… I had been feeling more out of breath & winded as I walked around inside my house.
I have a plural effusion so I didn’t really think much of it plus counts dropping causes it as well.
The night b4 my dr appointment I got up some point to pee & I was nauseous so I then walked to kitchen to get zofran.
As I stood trying to get bottle open & take zofran, I felt horrible & started to black out.
I made it to the couch & went out. I thought I had yelled for my hubby during these few split seconds. I didn’t or he didn’t hear me. When I came to, I think only a few minutes but I have no idea, I was going into shock. I was shaking and shivering cold. I felt as if I was on a block of ice I was so cold. I pulled the blankets up over me & bit a pillow so I wouldn’t crack my teeth they were uncontrollable chattering. I tried to yell but I couldn’t.
I curled up in a tight ball with blankets to try & warm up.
I thought I was going to die.
I went to sleep or passed back out. Not sure. Woke up around 8am. Screamed for my hubby. We were 45 min out from oncologist & ER. Off we went & I called oncologist enroute. When I got to office, he had cardiologist tech waiting for me to do echocardiogram.
Blood clot or tumor was inside my right atrium.
I was hospitalized so they could do another type of test that they go down my throat to look inside my heart.
A tumor was unlikely but it didn’t look like a clot on echo.
Test confirmed was a clot & I was started on clot busting drugs.
They aren’t “positive” the AC caused it as cancer can also cause clots. I haven’t had anymore blood thinners since 12/2020 & no more clots.
Having the blood clot reduced some of my possible future treatment options.