I feel the need to log this. As you know, I was diagnosed with having congestive heart failure.
This may sound odd but, when I was 'told' that I do have this, I reacted so much differently. I didn't realize the impact it would have on me. It seemed to just 'bounce' around in my head.
I had that doctors appointment today. She looked at me feet and they were only the 'normal' swelling. To me, it was nothing different.
She read the copies of the test results that I got when I was in the ER, which was 1/28/08. She showed me the results and let me know what they mean. My white blood count was high. Probably still fighting off the cold. My liver is fine and so is my cholesteral. I'm glad to hear that. The last test result on the page was something I've never seen before. It said that I had congestive heart failure. I had my daughter with me so I didn't react in a way that I really wanted to.
To hear it and to see it on paper is so very different. And once again, more life changes. She gave me a script for the Lasix and she wants me to stay on them. She also gave me a script for an inhaler for when I get out of breath. I am also to go through another test that shows the oxygen in my blood. She is doing that to see if I should be on my oxygen 24/7. I'm also suppose to go to the hospital for more blood work.
I don't know when I'll be able to do that. We are really getting hit with a snow storm and it's expected to get up to 10 inches of snow. Bummer.
I'm scared. I want to cry. I don't like the way I'm feeling. I'm also going to see my heart doctor again. Not looking forward to that.
When I got home after the doctor visit, I started feeling very anxious! Dh calmed me down. I'm so tired. All I want to do is to just go to bed and stay asleep. No kidding. My body is giving out on me. My soul needs to find a better vesel to live in. I'm ready now. Thank you for listening.