cindi o'h Posted March 11, 2005 Share Posted March 11, 2005 The lung doctor ordered it. She is not convinced there is not cancer in the pleural space. The last CT scan showed moderate effusion. It has been up and down for months. Since I am so SOB, she wants that drained. I am hoping this will help as I can barely get to the bathroom and back sometimes without being all done in. I asked for versid and fentanyl to help to take the edge off. I tolerate procedures better than most, but the last thoracentesis had me in shaking tears. I was a cooperative crier. I don't want to have to do this again. That is why I asked for the pharmaceutical help. Also, I asked that I not have a fellow do the procedure. I have too many health problems to be the guinea pig for some inexperienced hand. I don't know if that is the right approach to take, but that is how I feel. I guess I am getting a little nervous about it. I will try to put it out of my mind. Glad that you are all here. Say a prayer that everything goes all right for me. I know that it is a procedure that can go smoothly but it is also one that has risks. I learned that from you guys....! Cindi o'h Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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