Asbestosis

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Re: Asbestosis

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Re: Asbestosis

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Well, after 5 days in hospital and a heap of money later I am finaling getting back on my feet.
I don't know what happened but last Saturday the 30th I was experiencing savage chest pains, something was stuck in my chest and I couldn't swallow, not even water. A mouthful of either water or food and I brought it straight back up again. Could not hold anything down and it felt like there was a balloon stuck in my chest. besides that I was so bloody weak, I could not do anything at all.
On Sunday I was admitted to hospital in Ormoc, 125 K's away and the doctors there were baffled as to the problem. After numerous x-rays and more tests they could still not say what the problem was. I had my heart Specialists there and also my Gastroenterologist and between them they were stumped. I spent the next 5 days confined to bed and was given Anticoagulants, Dextrose and numerous other fluids to try and fix me up.
After further consultation between them they came to the conclusion that it was all being caused by my Floating Hiatus Hernia which had become stuck in my chest causing the blockage and balloon feeling.
On the 4th day I was able to keep down a mouthful of water but would bring it back up again later. No food though. I was feeling so bloody sick and so weak.
My Gastroenterologist wanted to do an Endoscopy but the Heart Specialist said not to, as it would kill me as my heart was too weak to handle such trauma. She did not allow the other guy to do an Endoscopy otherwise I would have had a heart Attack. With the problems with my Asbestosis my Blood Sats were hovering around the low 90's and when they removed the tube I dropped down to 84-86. Normal is 95-97 My lungs are so weak. That explains why I am always tired. Bloody Asbestosis is shit.
Further to their findings after my brain scan they discovered that I had had multiple strokes as well. That doesn't help either.
You go to Hospital to get better but how can you do that when they come around every 90 minutes to take your blood pressure, even wake you up to do it. They started the discharge procedure at 1055 and we were finally able to get out at 1845. Did not get home until after 1930.
I had the first good night's sleep in 6 days in my own bed last night.
Getting tired now will have to close, just to keep you up to date.
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Re: Asbestosis

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Holy crap Demo
Not good news mate. At least you are home again. Now concentrate on getting better.
Understand what you are going through to a lesser extent. My beloved has the floating/rolling hiatus hernia plus copd diviticular disease as well as hashimoto's and frozen muscle on the left hand side of the heart. Won't mention the rest of her problems!
Anyway she also has had a really bad fortnight with gastric/bowel and breathing problems. Gradually getting on top of it.
Keep the faith Cobber and enjoy the support of the family and any other support that is around.
The Gunplotters are in your corner.๐Ÿ‘โœŒ
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Thanks for the thoughts mate, much appreciated
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Re: Asbestosis

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Demo
All good?
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Re: Asbestosis

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Yeh Joe, no more news on the abestosis problem, still the same if not getting a little bit worse all the time.
What I have just found out that my heart is only functioning at 20% and is causing me to get out of breath so easy, just making the bed in the morning has me fucked for a few hours. I have to rest to get the breath aback again. Not good at all.
Otherwise, still kicking, just relaxing as much as possible these days.
Thanks for the concern buddy, at least I have some one thinking of me
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Gr8 to hear from you. Reckon there are a heap of others who simply don't post anything. Maybe they don't have fingers or are too busy wanking ๐Ÿ˜‰.
Not good news about your heart. Is it a blockage or are the muscles weakening?
Understand about the bedmaking - I can't do it anymore either. Luckily I sleep in a recliner chair.
Keep the faith Cobber and get as much enjoyment out of life as you can. You deserve it.
Say G'day to your wife and family.
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Hey Demo there is more than one Plotter who is supporting you! I'm sure that they don't comment so as not to disturb you too much but leave things to Joe.
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Re: Asbestosis

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Thanks for the support guys. I have had three stents inserted and because of the heart attack the heart itself is so damaged, that is the reason for it being so weak. still fighting this life here with the support of my wife and son.
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