My life has always been a series of challenges and I'm psychologically-prepared but this is the biggest challenge of my life. ~ Ronaldo quotes
On Monday, I took my last dose of antibiotic. I wasn't feeling great, but a lot better. I went to work that morning, and that afternoon to my doctor's appointment. I told the doctor that I felt I needed additional antibiotics because the infection had not cleared up yet in my stoma. My doctor is not a pill pusher, so I did not get a refill for the prescription. Blood work was run before I left to test. She added another blood pressure pill that would help retain potassium rather that deplete it.
On Tuesday, I went to work once again. I was not feeling very well. By noon, I was really having trouble breathing. On Wednesday morning, I felt awful. I was still having breathing problems. That afternoon, I received a call from the doctor's office telling me that the bacterial infection in my body had reared its ugly head again. The doctor had called in a prescription for the antibiotic with the instructions to take if for ten days.
This morning about 2:30 a.m., I had a very severe asthma attack. For a while, my husband I thought he was going to have to call the ambulance to take me to the hospital. I finally got it under control with oxygen and my inhalers not to mention concentrating on not panicking, and work on purse breathing. Eventually, I was able to lie down and dozed off for a little sleep. When I woke up at 7:30 this morning, I had another round with the asthma. It was not quite as bad as the earlier attack, and with the same routine; I was able to get it under control.
Tomorrow, I have an appointment with the urologist. Tuesday, I have an appoint with a neurologist to see if the breathing could be related to my round with polio I had at the age of four.
The only thing I am sad about is that Saturday is my husband and my anniversary, and I know that I will have to cancel the dinner date we had planned to celebrate. However, we celebrate every day we have together, so the dinner date can wait.
In my own words: "...with love, faith and guts, I will not fear tomorrow, nor tomorrow. I will live each day as if it were my last, and give as much as I am able.
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