scary day

By vrswesley Latest Reply 2014-03-21 19:20:16 -0500
Started 2014-03-18 20:40:41 -0500

well I had a day, a long, bad one …started out at dr ryan's office, talking about wheezing and shortness of breath. I said I felt like I needed to have oxygen sometimes. Dr Ryan is worried about my heart.. congetive haert failure. He sent me over to my heart doc. dr grimm(love his name-nice guy-bad name)… at this point Im panicking. But dr grimm -they said they didnt think it was that bad.. but something was up need another stress test and another test. so next week…Im just glad to be home.

I really HATE hospitals.

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vrswesley 2014-03-21 19:20:16 -0500 Report

been obsessing abou this all day .. found out some of my symptoms could be related to GERD-I doubt it but its possible… so Ive been going back and forth in my mind trying to diagnose myself silly i know.. Im driving myself crazy.

TopazDee 2014-03-21 16:30:14 -0500 Report

I can truly sympathise with your feelings, as a child I had a recurring nightmare that I was being suffocated by a spider it has left me with the fear of not being able to breath it ruined swimming for me as I can not put my head under water (not strong enough to swim now).
I had several bad experiences over the years I caught psciticosis from nursing baby wild birds (I used to breed birds and do bird Rescue for wild life charities), every time I caught flu I got a chest infection and was hospitalised several times with pleurisy.
Last year I was told I had COPD so I live with the fear now of really not being able to breath, I have several inhalers but only take 1 ever day the others as and when required, after my chest infection in November last year they through T2D at me but if I find myself stressing I meditate harder and longer to get over it, it will not beat me.
My chest not fully recovered from the chest infection 8 weeks ago and I managed to stay out of hospital.
So stay strong and safe my friend pull determination out of your boots and fight on with (I'm sure I can speak for all DI) all of us fighting with and for you with our love and prayers.

vrswesley 2014-03-20 03:35:26 -0500 Report

Im in close contact with my pcp through email.. working real hard at not eating much salt..thats hard..he doubled my lasix…to get rid of the water …(assuming thats whats causing it).. still walking…still having breathing problems… still scared…I have turned into my mother : ?

GabbyPA 2014-03-20 14:56:36 -0500 Report

I am sorry you are still struggling, but I had to laugh at your last statement. I look at myself and say that almost daily...OMG...I am my mom. It is creepy! LOL

vrswesley 2014-03-19 11:58:52 -0500 Report

most blood tests came back normal , but I did gain 14 lbs in one week so hes uping my lasix…and I am haing the stress test next week…so…

GabbyPA 2014-03-19 05:46:52 -0500 Report

All that and you didn't get diagnosed for it? I hope it's not anything serious. I don't like hospitals either, but I would rather be in one getting care than home not getting any.

vrswesley 2014-03-19 11:57:01 -0500 Report

haert doc didnt feel I needed to be there and I dont want to be there.. my phobia is so strong that being there would make things worse unless things are deprete..

GabbyPA 2014-03-20 14:55:13 -0500 Report

My dad used to have "white coat" syndrome. He hated being at the doctor's or hospital. It would make his blood pressure rise at just the thought of it. I hope you are better soon.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-19 04:07:24 -0500 Report

I hate hospitals too, but I am glad they are there when you need them. I pray that your test come back with good results.

jayabee52 2014-03-18 20:51:15 -0500 Report

Me too Vi, I hate hospitals too, but when you need them they are really nice to have around!.

My late wife Jem had CHF which, as it turns out was caused by her Lupis (SLE)

I pray your CHF is not too bad.


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