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Friends and family~
Subject: Save it ... cause I don't have the energy to type it again
I have been through sooooo much
Don't know where you all are in the loop of updates, but the Shands excursion for the Bronchcoscopy out patient procedure was a complete disaster.
He decided to do the procedure on the left lung and in trying to retrieve tissue for the biopsies punctured the lung, which then became a life-threatening situation.
He had to insert a chest tube to keep me stabilized to see if the leak would seal itself.
When it did not, he had to do a procedure called a *blood patch*
Totally NOT A GOOD THING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH~
After another day of monitoring, he opted to do another *blood patch* ... then the constant X-rays and monitoring ... finally the blood patches worked to seal the and then another few days of monitoring, which also produced an infection in the lung/or bronchial tubes.
I was finally released on Friday the 5th.
Been a pretty sick gal, I have.
Had the bandage changed where they had taken the chest tube out by my primary care physician here on Monday.
Still on antibiotics to keep infection, hopefully, under control. Have had to use oxygen as needed and then on top of that, I got Thrush, which is being treated still.
Am taking 'baby steps' to get my strength up and damned if I know what I'd have done without my loving family~.
It takes me forever to type this out, so if you want to send it on to anyone else, please do, as I just can't get to my emails much.
Still undiagnosed as to the cause of the shadows seen on my lungs, or what it is, or what caused it, or anything except that it apparently isn't cancer and/or tuberculosis, so far.
I am now to the point of not really giving a darn as to what it is ... and unless someone comes up with something definitive to treat, when all of the danged cultures come back in ... could be 6-9 weeks ... go figure!
Anyhow, back on point, I am ready to leave it alone ... I can't take much more of these medical setbacks ... goal right now is to try to build my strength and try to get on with living~
I haven't been strong enough to get outside except to have my son, David,
take me to the doctor at this point.
You all know I'm a fighter and right now I may be on the mat,
I have got to get strength back to get up and I'm slowly working on that.
Now that I'm exhausted simply from typing this out ... I will take
my meds and probably go back to bed.
Love you all, ... I do