Monday, December 20, 2010

My Heart's Not Broken

I'm unraveling like a cheap sweater.

I saw the cardiologist today. Basically the old ticker is doing okay. Some slight "damage" but it's not broken in any serious ways. He didn't feel it was the cause of my water-retention, but advised me to stay on the Lasix until further notice. I don't have to tell you that taking a diuretic everyday is no picnic. But I guess it's marginally better than feeling like my skin is on too tight. He recommended I take a 24-hour urine test to check for protein and creatine, which could explain my muscle weakness. Or it could be inconclusive.

Wednesday I see my oncologist for a routine check-up, and will ask her about the urine test. I've started a laundry ist of symptoms because I don't want to forget ANY of my current complaints. What the hell is a laundry list anyway? You can research that on-line if you care. I took a peak at where the phrase comes from, but I'm language-obsessed.

1 comment:

Ann said...

I'm glad the cardiologist was able to counter the internists grim prognosis. Any chemo causes a little damage, so I think we're in fairly good shape all things considered. Sounds like you have a busy week. Hope you get a little time to sit back and relax. Hugs.