jack14 Posted March 13, 2022 Share Posted March 13, 2022 A couple of weeks ago, I began experiencing severe shortness of breath after doing minor tasks. When I saw my oncologist for our checkup, I was out of breath just from walking from the waiting room into the treatment area. About thirty or so feet. The nurse took my vitals, and my oxygen sats were 87%! I know that when you hit 88 they begin thinking about supplemental oxygen! A few minutes later, my oncologist confirmed that. After getting a history of this recent development, and listening to my chest, she said it could be a pulmonary embolism. I know about those, and they are often fatal. Anyway, it was close to closing time but they all stayed and put me in a wheel chair and rolled me to radiology where they did a CT scan. Everyone waited patiently for near an hour with me while we waited to hear what the radiologists opinion was. During this wait, I had a. wonderful chat with my oncologist and she pulled up the scan on the monitor in the treatment room and told me what she thought. She said that the radiologist who was about twenty five miles away from our location had a much better monitor with higher resolution. There also was a second monitor next to it to compare my previous scans to. IMPRESSION: 1. No pulmonary embolus 2. Multitocal ground-glass opacities throughout both lungs, new from prior exam. There is some consolidative opacities in the right lower lope, -images are most consistent with multi focal pneumonia. 3. Small pilateral pleural effusions 4. Unchanged 9 mm rant apical nodule, The additional previous pulmonary nodules are obscured y airspace disease on prior exam. 3. Decreased size or left axillary soft tissue masses So, she prescribed 500 mg azithromycin daily for fourteen days. And I will get a second blood test ( CMP) next week because my liver numbers are high. She discontinued a med I have been taking to elevate my testosterone level. I had attributed my fatigue and shortness of breath to my abnormally low T level. It was 77 and the low is 300. It was 430 last month? Tom Galli 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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