Friday, November 12, 2010

Stuck Stuck Stuck like a big ole truck

WOW this has been a HORRIBLE week. I have gotten stuck over and over. I didn't get a fill so I have no idea why. At one point I was able to eat a lot this past few weeks but lately it has been difficult. The hot beverage does work though people. It has saved me many a trip to the bathroom at a restaurant or at some one's house or even at work.

My doctor has reduced my blood pressure meds once again and the only reason I am still on one of the meds is because it is beneficial for diabetes in sugar control. So I am on the minimal dose for that one. The other med is for my heart rate. I am staying on that one. No more water pill. I am not sure how I feel about that. I have been on a water pill for 9 1/2 years since I had a spontaneous collapsed lung (pneumothorax). I was diagnosed as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). I didn't have trauma or coughing fit. I was sitting on the couch one evening. Kids were asleep and hubby had taken our oldest son on a Boy Scout camping trip. I sat forward to get up and had a sharp pain in my back. Suddenly I couldn't move. I was unable to breathe. I was stuck in one position all night. I couldn't reach the phone and my kids were young and sound asleep. I took short shallow breaths all night. I had no idea what it was. I thought I just had a really bad "catch" in my back. I went to work on that Monday, still in pain and ended up leaving to go to urgent care. They said I had pleurisy. The treatment didn't work. So I finally got into my doctor's and he did an xray. He showed me my partially collapsed lung. He said it obviously had worked itself out a little since I was able to breathe a little better. That is my CHF in a nutshell. Since then, I swell easily and walking across the parking lot or up the short flight of stairs at home causes heavy breathing. It may be why I fall asleep as soon as I get done exercising.

Anyway, I guess I am concerned that without the water pill my symptoms will get worse. We shall see because if it does don't think I won't be high-tailing it to the docs again.

Wish me luck...

1 comment:

FitBy40 said...

I'm right there with you. Pretty much not able to eat much of anything this week, after my fill. I even tried really runny oatmeal and nope, stuck!
Congrats on the BP meds. I love those awesome non scale victories!