Saturday, September 06, 2014

CT Scan and appointment

On Monday I had my CT scan and hospital appointment. The CT scan was scheduled anyway because I have been coughing up blood recently, so Dr.Ho wanted a scan to see if part of my lungs were damaged/ Then mum booked me the appointment because I've been feeling poorly and my cough is really bad.

Abbi took me to the appointment, as mum is on holiday, and we arrived just after 1:15pm as we had to take a detour as there was so much traffic on the M3. I had the CT scan first which was at 1:30pm. We met Karen Plews (mum's friend). Although, the radiographer wouldn't let Abbi or Karen in. I asked if Abbi could come just why I had the cannula put in as I had a horrible experience with them when I was younger. The radiographer managed to fit the cannula and the CT scan was over pretty quickly. Then I had to wait 15 minutes with the cannula in which I didn't enjoy. 

After that we had to go to the CF unit for my appointment at 2pm. Yam came and did my obs and then I did my lung function which was better than last time which is surprising considering I've been feeling crap! After that, Jo came and saw me and was really impressed as I have been doing physio and going swimming! She explained why the DNASE made me cough so much at the weekend and also explained the difference between how DNASE and Saline help me to cough up the sputum. Charissa also came and saw me although she didn't say much as she had no nagging to do where my weight is stable haha!

Dr Orchard (however you spell it), then came and see me. He said he had looked at the CT scan and there is A LOT of sputum in there. I explained I didn't want iv's yet due to mum being away. So instead, I've got until Wednesday to try really hard with the DNASE and physio and then go back to hospital on Wednesday and if I'm no better then I will have ivs.

Today I have been feeling really really crap and I can't wait for mum to come home tonight. The cough has been bad and I have been struggling to breathe. I think I will definitely be having a course of iv's on Wednesday :(.

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