Friday, April 12, 2013

Just breathe

I haven't updated in a grip (haha). I'm posting from my phone because my computer is in the shop getting worked on, which makes posting tedious, but I've got plenty of free time and I'm overdue for a health post.

Things are fucked up. I'm
In the hospital for the 3rd time in 6 months and my situation is not getting better.

In fact, I'm on 3L of O2. I came in this morning for my second bronch in 4 months and at intake I was satting 85%! I told the nurse that had to be wrong and so she got another pulse ox which read the same, and so they then put me on 1.5L to start, but that wasnt enough so I was on 4L during and after bronch and we've found anything under 3L allows me to desat. As an example, I'm in the ICU for a desensitization and I took the cannula off to go to the restroom and fell into the 70s! Not good.

So it looks like I might be staying on oxygen for a while. I'm a bit freaked out, without a doubt. I've lost a significant amount of lug function in the last 6 mo and now don't seem to be exchanging blood gases very easily. :(
I'm definitely not stoked.

And, the icing on the cake is that I don't seem to be a photogenic oxygen wearer. I've come pretty hot cystics in O2. I tried, but I just don't think I'll make the cut. Sigh.

Woe is me.