Thursday, March 12, 2015

My best friend in nursing school used to say, "It's always darkest before it goes completely black."  She had a terrific sense of gallows humor.  I miss that humor and could really use some of it now.

Last week I had an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot.  The good news was that there was no clot.  The bad news?  It looks like I have R heart failure.  I will be seeing a cardiologist the end of this month, and from there, who knows?  In any case, this probably explains my fatigue as well as my SOB when I go up the steps.

As far as the chemotherapy goes, I couldn't have it again because my counts were still too low.  The doctor was fairly certain that next week I will be able to be treated.

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  1. Hello Reese,RN,

    Just checking in on you today. Are you improved from this fall? Did you have to be admitted?? Sending thoughts and prayers your way ...

  2. No, I wasn't admitted. I had to have a lot of testing done. The CT scan showed "ground glass opacities" in my lungs...that's something I never heard of before. There are all sorts of things that can cause it, but the oncologist said as long as I'm afebrile there's nothing to worry about. Thanks for thinking about me. ;)