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[personal profile] badgerbag
Sorry for the endless physical complaining. But here is some more.

I am only able to move around slowly and am sort of having to pause for breath. Like even sitting up or tring to get dressed. I went out to the doctor today (but it was the wrong day..... sucky) And coming up the stairs I had to actually pause at each step, going very slow already, and have an extra breath. I don't understand what that is from. it's like a sensation of pressure (in my chest and throat and sort of in my head, like a head rush) or like i'm going to faint. Maybe from gas in my stomach or some sort of swelling... like i can't get a deep enough breath? I could test this with a peak flow meter, maybe. Maybe it is like low blood pressure? am i not hydrated enough? It is not something I've experienced outside of these bouts of gastritis and reflux.

Reflux, pain, etc. I am still handling this without painkillers. So far.

The stomach pain is very intense and I feel like i am just sort of clutching my upper abdomen/chest and thing to keep it still when i move around.

today I had warm milk with condensed milk in it, yogurt, and a spoonful of hummus. I am not eating enough or really drinking enough either. How can I do more, I don't know. I am worried this can go downhill kind of fast. It already has. But I mean, more downhill. Last night I was like, ok realistically I'm not working this week. But I can't tell if I'm getting better and if i'll be working next week. I have to just be ok with that uncertainty.

Usually when stuck in bed I can at least do things like get up and water my plants. That is getting harder and harder. Not easier. Eating also not easier. I am about to lose the ability to put on my pants standing up.

oK, I have another dr. appt tomorrow with a doctor i've never seen. This will not do any good. What are they going to do. Probably a blood draw and refer to gastro doc. I would like to see a new gastroent. as my last one did not inspire confidence.

Food is so amazing to taste and stuff, I miss it, and would like to eat it. Two weeks ago I could eat a hamburger.... omg.. .hopefully I will magically heal from this again.

Date: 2014-07-10 03:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
Thinking of you. <3

Do you have an albuterol inhaler?

Date: 2014-07-10 04:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] synecdochic
oh, honey. if you keep having breathing problems, go to the ER, really. breathing is not something you want to fuck around with!

Hoping this is fixable quickly.

Date: 2014-07-10 04:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Thinking of you.

Date: 2014-07-10 11:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] j00j
*hugs*

Date: 2014-07-10 03:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
So sorry to hear it. Hope things improve, and yes, breathing difficulties are, uh, . . . bad? I hope the new doctor can assess that for you.
Edited (posted too soon) Date: 2014-07-10 03:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-10 09:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amadi
Severe pain + breathing difficulties + inability to eat = time to go to ER.

Date: 2014-07-11 02:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
(Yes? Except that when I went with gastritis bad enough that I couldn't keep water down for 24+ hours, they hydrated me, determined that I didn't have pancreatic cancer, and sent me home. I dunno.)

Date: 2014-07-10 11:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laceblade
I'm sorry about all of this.

I feel like i am just sort of clutching my upper abdomen/chest and thing to keep it still when i move around.
is so familiar.

<3 <3 <3

Date: 2014-07-11 04:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] metaphortunate
I keep not commenting because I don't have anything useful to say, but I am reading and, well, un-usefully hoping like hell that things ease up for you. I'm so sorry you're going through this.

Date: 2014-07-14 08:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Breathing is good. Kindly continue, if you would.

argh

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