Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My visit with the Cardiologist and a bit worried....

Started with therapy on my back and still hurts so going to call the orthopedist since the PT can not do certain exercises since I can not lay flat on my back.

Then went to the cardiologist....very nice and attentive. My blood pressure was very high for me. So kind of scary. They had 3 different MA's take it before the Dr. came in Then we talked about what is going on with me. I am retaining water in my lower legs. We talked about everything else going on. From the not sleeping to the shortness of breath.

So we started with a chest x-ray in his office...and it should some fluid around the lungs. So we discussed a plan of action. I am now taking Bumex (twice a day) as a diuretic and Potassium (twice a day). I have an echocardiogram scheduled for Friday and doing a Nuclear Stress Test with the dye starting on April 10th it is a 2 day test. Still need to schedule a Spirometry.

My blood results came in and going to my doctor for that tomorrow at 4:15 pm...I know my white count is high, some issues with the A1c and other stuff going on. So looks like more bad new tomorrow. More worrying to do.

The endoscopy for Thursday is cancelled because it is not in my network, so will discuss that tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Oh goodness....no wonder I didn't hear from you tonight. I am so sorry your day was not as wonderful as I had hoped.

Sending you great BIG hugs!

Wilma said...

Sorry to hear that things are not looking so good at the moment. I was hoping you'd get better news. Thanks for keeping us updated. You're in my prayers.