I went to my family doctor for my yearly physical. I had some pain in my pelvis area and was sent for an ultrasound and a blood test. I told her I was always tired and she said that that was to be expected after not working for a year.
Saturday/Sunday Sept. 25, 26, 2010 -chest pains, shortness of breath; generally not feeling well
Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 -felt so sick, didn’t go to work, went to sleep, felt like chemo all over again (electrifying shocks)
Wed. Sept. 29, 2010 -at home that night, felt awful, went to bed, started crying when I woke up; couldn’t move
Oct. 1 appt., 2010 Cysts in ovary; need to see a gynecologist.
October 14, 2010 Went to see the oncologist. Told him my back was hurting so he sent me for a Bone X-ray.
October 27, 2010 Follow-up Heart Echo Test; really not feeling so hot
October 31, 2010 Last day of Work
Nov. 9, 2010 My heart’s in trouble. I now have congestive heart failure. It’s not pumping efficiently. The ejection fraction is 32% which is not good. Now I have to start a new drug called carvedilol. When I went to see my family doctor she said, “It’s either going to get better, stay the same (in which you will have a heart of an 85 year old and will need a scooter by the summer to keep up with your kids), or it will get worse. By worse, I think she means a heart transplant.
November 11, 2010 Ended up in emergency, downtown. I collapsed 3 times at home. The ER doctor told me it’s probably the medication I’m on….too strong. He told me that I will keep collapsing if I get dehydrated or if my blood pressure gets too low. I already have low blood pressure; this medicine makes it even lower. When I asked my cardiologist about this, she told me to suck it up. I don’t like her.
December 26, 2010 I really and truly felt horrible today. We were driving near Bobo’s parent’ house when I felt the life literally being sucked out of me. Told Bobo to get to the nearest hospital because something was really wrong with me. More heart tests and chest x-ray. Coughing a lot, chest pains, vomiting and I am so dizzy.
January 12, 2011 Cardiologist told me to keep taking this drug that’s suppose to be making my heart better. I told her I wanted to start exercising or do something to help myself because I felt terrible. The wait for the cardiac rehab clinic near me is too long so I’m going to apply to one that is farther away. Whoever calls me for a space in one of their programs, I’m there.