Went to the doctor's, was seen right away. Nurse took one look at me and said your in next. Doctor Garfield comes in and takes one look at me and say, your sick, your really sick. No shit, I said, lol. He checks lungs with stethoscope, yep full of fluid, he can hear it clearly, checks throat, very red and raw, says cough, did so, says take a deep breath, lungs like to of exploded and I choked. Takes temperature, 101.8, yep you got a fever. Takes blood pressure, yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you eat a pound of salt before you came here? Nope, don't use salt and don't cook with it. Blood pressure is higher than it's ever been 170 over 120.
Conclusions: Very enflamed throat, acute bronchitis, throat, lungs, esophygus infected, dizzy spells possibly from high blood pressure, headaches, yep blood pressure can cause them, body aches, dam woman you survived surgery after surgery, 8 months of chemo, then radiation, over weight,grrrrrrrrrrrrrr darn doc had to remind me of that, high cholesterol, no more philly cheese steaks for me, sniff sniff.
Remedies: I am on an antibiotic called AVELOX 400MG, 1 PILL A DAY FOR 5 DAYS, WITH A BACK UP OF 5 MORE DAYS JUST IN CASE INFECTION IS STILL THERE.
BLOOD PRESSURE: I AM ON LOTREL 5/20 MG AND ALSO ON MICARDIS-HCT 80MG/25MG.
OUT OF POCKET COST: NOTHING, ZILTCH, NADA, GOT IT ALL FREE. STICKER'S PUT ON PRESCRIPTIONS, EMMA GO GETS THEM FILLED AT CVS FOR ME AND IT COST NOTHING. WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO HAPPY DANCE ON THAT ONE FOR SURE.
DOC ALSO SAID I LOOKED HORRIBLE. SKIN REALLY PALE, RACOON EYES, HE ASKED IF I SLEEP OR STAY 24/7. I SLEEP, JUST NOT ALOT DURING THE WEEKDAYS. ON WEEKENDS I CAN CATCH AN EXTRA HOUR, BECAUSE JIM TENDS TO REBECCA.
CONCLUSION: TOOK ALL MY MEDS TONIGHT, AND I AM HOPING FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY WHEN IT COMES TO THE THROAT PAIN. HE SAYS I SHOULD FEEL A DIFFERENCE IN ABOUT 3 DAYS, CAUSE THE ANTIBIOTIC IS A STRONG ONE AND GIVEN TO PATIENTS WHO HAVE INFECTIONS IN LUNGS FROM NUEMONIA, EMPHYZEMA, AND LUNG CANCER.
SO, AS LONG AS I TAKE MY MEDS, EXCERCISE, CAREFULLY WATCH WHAT I EAT, AND SEE HIM AGAIN IN A MONTH, I WILL BE OK.
I AM GOING TO MAKE ANOTHER ENTRY AFTER THIS ONE. IT IS OF THANKSGIVING DAY. JUST UPLOADED THE PICS IN PHOTOBUCKET AND CAN ADD THEM TO JOURNAL. SO THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT MY DOCTOR APPOINTMENT. I'LL BE OK NOW, I GOT SOME MEDICINE.