Geri Posted January 18, 2008 Share Posted January 18, 2008 I had my tap procedure done on Wednesday, they actually drained half a liter from around my left lung and I came out feeling like a new woman.........yes I remember this feeling, you're not actually aware of breathing! Well I can still breathe today but I have put on a couple of pounds which is worrying as I should have lost it - don't like to be ordinary! The dr had reduced my lasix after the procedure because I complained about the side effects......wired all night, I swear I could broadcast the eleven'o'clock news and the reception would be perfect . Needless to say this is not what I need, I need to sleep for more than 2 hours a night and we're working on getting that done. At the moment one of my biggest complaints is the residual effects of mouth sores. The back of my tongue (and it's improved ) looks liike the Rockies. This needledss to say makes me gag, cough and try to vomit constantly (nice topic if you've just had breakfast!) Richard did some more research tonight and finds out that there is no medication for this hideous side effect of some chemos. Time seems to be the healer along with a few OTC products to ease the dry mouth that goes along with it. Does this never end? I guess the upside of all this is that I'm so preoccupied with all these blasted side effects that the cancer does take a back seat and isn't given much thought.......talk about a double edged sword My radiation has been put on hold until this lung/heart crap has been sorted out and I think it's time to say au revoir to dr pickle.......a nurse who had never met her told me yesterday that I wasn't the only one who thought she needed a personality transplant, she ordered the procedure and I haven't heard a darn thing from her yet. But, the cardiologist who's a sweetheart was there right after my chest xray to see how I felt..........maybe she could give dr pickle some pointers or tell her which classes she missed in med school Well I've wasted another perfectly good chunk of your life for you.........I seem to be good at running off at the mouth during the night-time hours.....thanks for staying with me and reading this through - no literary critics need apply to edit though. I'm going to watch some TV now and see if it will send me into a come for a few hours. Night all Geri Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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