Tuesday, 11 May 2010

I'm Home.....


Well I'm home from the Hospital, Mick didn't leave me there.
I ended up seeing the Consultant I saw, when I first got rushed into Hospital last year.
He told me that the CT Scan, had come back clear and they cannot see anything wrong with the heart. Which was great news.
He gave me a thorough examination and my lungs are also completely clear, which again is great news, which also confirms the heart is pumping as it should. My blood pressure is a bit low, but then I've always had low blood pressure.
I told him how fed up I am with all the swelling, and I think he was surprised just how much fluid I'm carrying around. Especially on my legs, he gave them a good old poke.
He checked all the medication I'm taking and has told me to stop one immediately, as I do not need it. Its normally given to people when they've had stent's fitted, which I have not.
He thinks that I am having a reaction to one of the tablets I'm on. (Now can you remember when this first started?, my Rehab Nurse thought it could be a reaction to my Med's). So it is now going to be a process of elimination. He has gone down the list and marked them off, in the order I need to stop them. I have to stay off each tablet for 2 weeks and see if it makes any difference. Then if nothing happens, go back on the tablet. There are a couple that I cannot stop taking, so just hope its not one of them causing all the problems. He gave the impression that it could be the Statin's, I'm on for cholesterol. If it is, they will have to stop them and treat my Cholesterol some other way. They also checked for Protein's in my water, as it could be my Kidneys, but that came back fine. If its not the medication then they will instigate more tests, when I go back in eight weeks.
So the elimination process begins.....!!!!!!!!!!

26 comments:

Norma said...

Great news - you must be so relieved. Let's hope you can work out sooner rather than later which one of the meds is causing the problem and it is one you can do without. Good luck! :)

SmallBakery said...

Great news then! I hope that the investigation will be over soon and you will feel light as a feather again very soon! I can imagine how you must be feeling!

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

That are pretty good news Debbie !!
Take care on you !!
xxx Silke

rosanna said...

Hopefully you'll sort ot the nasty one! great news about your heart and lungs, I'm very happy about it.Best wishes Rosanna

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, Debbie, that's fab news that your heart is fine!!!!

I hope the process of elimination goes quickly . . . and not the last set of pills you test **wink** but that light at the end of the tunnel is peeking through!!!

Hugs!

Kathi said...

Hope that they find the medication that's causing this and that you won't need it! So happy to hear your heart,lungs and kidneys are okay! That is great news!
We can't have you rolling around anymore in those sweat pants! It's going to get too hot to wear them soon...

Merry Jingle said...

Well, that's great news that your heart is ok and that your lungs are clear!

Hopefully you'll find the solution for the swelling from the meds, that would be the best option :)

Ira

Tabitha Corsica said...

Ah Debbie....this just drags on and on. At least that are certain it is not your heart or your kidneys. Hope you get to the bottom of this soon!!

Tabs

kimsminiatures said...

Lots of good news Debbie, Good to hear I bet. You will get the other thing figured out. I know the waiting must suck but I'm glad your heart and lungs are good. Big hugs~ Kim

beyondbaffled said...

Well at least things sound positive :) I hope you're able to find out what medication it is. My Dad has 4 stents and recently had swelling in his legs and feet as well. Same sort of situation - the doctor looked at his meds and said, "stop taking this one." So hopefully it will work for you as well.

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

I think this is wonderful news, Debbie: your heart and lungs are in good shape! Medication is something they can mess around with, so even if it takes time it's controllable. I'm so glad for you!

Lorraine Escapita said...

Glad it's nothing extremely serious, but I hope you figure it out soon!

Best wishes

Janice said...

At last you have seen the consultant and a plan has been set up. This must take a weight of your mind and even though the process of elimination will be tedious it should prove beneficial.
Good luck with it all.

Caseymini said...

Debbie, I am glad that they ruled out what they did, but it sounds like this is going to take a while to clear up. Good luck!!!Thoughts and prayers are with you!

Glenda said...

Debbie, I'm so very, very glad that your heart and lungs are in good order, and that there may be a way to rectify the swelling.
My best wishes are with you always.
What a lovely pic of blossom!! It's beautiful!
xxx

Brian Blacknick said...

I'm glad to hear your test results were clear :). My mother had terrible cramping in her legs and her Dr. figured out it was her cholesterol medication causing it.

I'm sure by the process of elimination they will figure out what pill is causing you the problem.

Sofia said...

Great news!

Good luck

Sofia

Lori said...

Wonderful news! I'm hoping it's the medication that you don't need that is causing the swelling :)

Claudia said...

I'm so glad every test came out okay! Now you can work on the mystery of the medication and hopefully, all will be back to normal.

Sans said...

Phew! At least the big ticket items are out! Good to hear and we are all relieved.

julie campbell said...

This is good news debbie :0)
Good luck with the eliminating,
am hoping you eliminate the culprit first try !
julie xxx

miniacollection said...

I was looking forward to your news. I am glad to read that your heart is ok. I truly hope that stopping the medicine will work for you.
Geneviève

Sabiha Barkey said...

Debbie I have missed your earlier post, but I'm glad to hear the great news! I hope that you find out soon, which medication is the one who causes the problems!
I hope you now feel much better soon!

Sabihax

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Such really great news that everythings good Debbie,. just hope they can sort out the swelling before the Summer for you! Kate xxxxxf

contar said...

en hora buena al menos de lo mas grave esta bien, ahora un poco mas de paciencia, y seguro que pronto lo tendrá todo solucionado.
un gran abrazo

In the good hour at least of grave this mas well, now little mas of patience, and assurance that prompt will have everything solved.
A great embrace

Kim said...

I am glad to read that they are at least trying to find the cause for you now- I hope that it is one of the first meds that you test and you are feeling tip top shape asap! I'm also relieved to read that your lungs and heart tested well-that must be a huge relief right there! Wishing you lots of luck Debbie for a quick anwser!!

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