On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Not enough fluid for paracentesis August 4, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 2:52 pm

Well, the paracentesis was a no go today.  The fluid in my abdomen is spread out in small pockets, the largest one 100mL.  It just wasn’t possible to remove enough to help with symptoms like pain and bloating, so the radiologist didn’t recommend it.  It does seem like it’s decreasing a bit.  We’ll just have to hope that chemo will help.

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5 Responses to “Not enough fluid for paracentesis”

  1. Clarke, Wilford E Says:

    Dear Karissa – Keep your spirits up! Maybe the chemo will do it good. We’ll be up to see you on the 21st. Love, Dad & Tina

    Bill Clarke | Senior Director, Technical Solution Architect | Cloud Services | NTT DATA Inc | 410.353.9569 | Wilford.Clarke@nttdata.com

  2. The decrease is good news! I did not know that abdominal fluid could be pocketed. I hope that the chemo will help.

  3. Aunt Cindy Says:

    Glad that the fluid is decreasing. Sending love.

  4. Sonya Says:

    Sorry it didn’t work out today, but the decrease is good news.

  5. Jennifer Gilbertson Says:

    Hi Karissa, I hope you are hanging in there OK and that Wed’s appt. brings you relief. I got that package out in the mail to you yesterday afternoon and sent it Priority. I’ll be checking the tracking on it later to see if it arrives Wed. I’d love for it to be there for you following your Wed. appt–fingers crossed!The kids and I made 2 batches of muffins this weekend and I managed to pack a dozen into your package. Enjoy them all yourself or share a few with Mike and the boys; the choice is yours ;). Take care and WE WILL C U Soon!! Love & hugs, Jennifer, Jay and Kids


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