Thursday, April 16, 2009

CT Scan Today

Believe it or not, I had a CT scan scheduled for 7:30 am this morning. Yuk! We made it thou. I hope to have the results on Monday.

So I came home yesterday feeling more tired than normal ... likely from laying in bed at the hospital so much. I was attached to an IV pole so zipping down the aisles just didn't sound like too much fun.

While I was there I also developed some sort of cough. They actually had done a chest x-ray at the hospital and said everything looked normal. The doctors are saying it is allergy season and maybe a 'puffer' is in order.

While I had my CT scan this morning, I met with the research nurse because she had some updated release forms that needed signing. Anyways, I mentioned I had this cough and difficulty breathing issue that worried me. I told her it's pretty scary when you can't breath. So long story short, she checked my oxygen level in my blood and it was 95 where previously it was 98. Anything over 90 is acceptable. She thought maybe I could sneak in today and see the oncologist about it but instead came back with a prescription for a Salbutamol HFA inhaler. I've taken one puff and it's given me some relief.

I think the coughing and shortness of breath is from all the fluids that were given to me in the hospital. I know my feet and ankles are pretty swollen ... my toes are definitely 10 little piggies. With all that fluid, I figure my lungs probably have collected a bit more and that is the issue.

Yesterday I was feeling a bit in shock about this whole thing ... catheter infection, hospital stay and so on. Today, I'm still a bit in shock but once I start getting back into my routine, I'm sure that will work itself out.

So off I go ... to grab a cup of coffee and see if I can get rid of some of the fluids I'm retaining. Wow ... coffee for medical reasons ... that has a nice ring to it ... LOL.


Carolyn R. Parsons said...

What works for me for fluid retention is lots of water with slices of lemon..lots and lots.

Glad you are feeling better anyway and are home! I bet it is a shock to suddenly be sick like that unexpectedly but it sounds like they are taking care of you quickly and well.


Unknown said...

Oh hon - so glad you are home!!! The coughing would worry me too!! Hope all turns out well hon!! In my thoughts and prayers, Sarah

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that things are going well! And happy that you have an inhaler - you will get a lot of relief with it, I know! You are one tough broad, baby! Or the Energizer bunny - you just keep going and going! NO ONE else would have gone to a 7:30 a.m. CT scan after 3 days in hospital! Crazy, wacky supergirl!

Michelle said...

Nothing worse than feeling unable to breathe properly!

Hope that puffer makes a difference for you.


Debby said...

Welcome home!!!! Hope that cough clears up soon. Not being able to breathe is scary.

Renee said...

Daria so much going on. I am glad that things seem to be clearing up. And you had a ct scan again.

Audrey had us all praying for you. She whipped us into shape while you were in the hospital.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Kerry said...

Oh my you have had a crazy week already. Glad your ok. Just glad to read your home.
Thoughts and Prayers Kerry

Snowbrush said...

May you be up-to-snuff soon.

Roxanne said...

So happy you're home. I'll be praying for your CT scan. Blessings to you!

Denise said...

Girl...... I have your name added to my list for prayer every day...We must pray and pray and pray until God answers! We need the cure!

Lifting you in prayer..

Jill said...

I"m happy that you are feeling a bit better now. Coffee for fluid retention? Maybe I will have to try that as well.
I hope the puffer is giving you some relief.

Jaqi said...

Im sure you will soon feel a benefit from the inhaler, I use the same one.
Being at home will make you more settled too hopefully, sounds like you have had a trying time. Hope you are rested now and feeling more comfortable, Jaqi

Reveda said...

Hi Daria,

After reading your blog, I feel short of words but then my prayers are with you and so is my love & affection......I pray that all the best and good things remain with you forever and all your aspirations and dreams come true. You will be fine...I salute your resolve.

I came here through Audrey's blog and I blog for my daughter Reveda. Since she is a 5 month old and we in India always feel that kids are nothing but God themselves; so this message is from her only.....