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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:16:54 PM »
I have been using NYSTATIN for Thrush following my stay in the hospital .  The dr. said I could swallow it or spit it out after using it . I didn't swallow it because I get sick from many drugs  I must have swallowed a bit & had a stomach ache & upset stomach . This morning I had to hurry to the bathroom . I have stopped using it .  Has anyone had this reaction to it ?

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: March 12, 2018, 11:51:15 PM »
I'm slowly weaning myself of the oxygen .  I rode into town this afternoon with hubby in our 1926 Model T Ford . Hubby filled the T with gas while I went next door to the bank .  We over paid a bill & got a refund  check !  A lady waiting in line in the bank commented on the T , I didn't think she could see it from where she was standing .
I discovered how to clean the tubes to my oxygen concentrator online .  They are suppose to be hung up until they dry inside .  It wasn't happening & I needed to use one .  I hooked it up wet , the oxygen dried it out . 
I sort of over did today doing laundry , making cookies & packing for the T tour . I'm going to sleep like a log tonight !

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: March 10, 2018, 12:55:09 PM »
We bought a portable mini concentrator yesterday . It was a demonstrator & only has 10 hours on it & came with a cover & a cart , also connections to charge it in a modern car & home electrical outlet . We are going on a Model T Ford tour next week , I'll bring it along on the tours in our Model T but will only use it as needed .  I'm trying to wean my self from the oxygen as the dr. told me to do . So far I 'm able to be off oxygen for 2 hours .
This is the unit I have .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: March 05, 2018, 03:20:25 PM »
I saw my primary dr. this morning & my breathing isn't good enough to go off the oxygen yet . I am to go off the oxygen for several hours to wean myself off it . My husband Norm asked if I would be able to go on a Model T tour which is coming up in a couple of weeks . The dr. said they now have a portable concentrator to take with us to have incase I need it . He wrote a prescription for it to be taken to our pharmacy . It will need to be ordered .  So happy , I will be able to get back to being active !  Also the dr. called in a prescription for a mouth rinse ,  I have Thrush from all the drugs I have been on .
My dr. has an entire wall with pictures of his patients , I was scanning while waiting to check out .  I saw a picture that made me laugh & realize what a neat dr. he is !  The dr. was sitting with one of his young patients & they both had their tongues sticking out !

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: March 03, 2018, 05:04:43 PM »
I have a small oxygen tank that has a shoulder carrier but it is still too heavy for me to carry .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: March 02, 2018, 03:36:31 PM »
I finally have an appt. to see my primary doctor Monday morning concerning my diagnostic chest x ray I had taken this week .  I don't care for the way the doctor has his phone calls set up .  When I call I get options on which button to click on for appts ., etc. , then have to leave my number for them tho call back . So I wait & wait for a call . I called yesterday , didn't get a call back , so this morning I called again . Finally got a call back mid morning . 
I am anxious to see the doctor & hope I can be taken off the oxygen , We are planning to go on a car club tour & would like  to be free of the oxygen . 

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 27, 2018, 10:25:58 PM »
I'm still on oxygen , hubby doesn't think I should drive yet & he will drive me to crochet class tomorrow .  It is through the public school system & they are paid classes .  There were 8 classes & I have missed 2 & tomorrow 's class is the last for this term .
I will probably have a chest x ray next week as a comparison & hope I can go off the oxygen . I wake up usually with the oxygen off my face & don't seem to have a breathing problem .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:24:29 PM »
I went to church yesterday along with oxygen tank . After church hubby discovered he didn't have the oxygen turned on !  I did okay though .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:45:28 PM »
All is well , the man came out & replaced the  compressor & left 2 tanks I can use when we leave the house .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 23, 2018, 01:27:24 PM »
SharonE  The nebulizer works fine , its the oxygen concentrator that is malfunctioning . The nebulizer is a breathing treatment compressor . There will be someone out today between 12:00p.m. & 4:00p.m.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:39:29 AM »
Husband & son discovered the oxygen concentrator isn't refilling the portable oxygen tank I would take with me when leaving the house . The supplier has been called & said someone would come here , this was yesterday .  I woke this morning & the oxygen tube had come off my nose during the night but dr. said I still need to use it . 

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:20:58 PM »
I have an appt. tomorrow to see my primary care doctor . When I called to make the appt. I was told "Mary" would see me . I think Mary is his nurse , hope I get to actually see the doctor too .
Last night I finally got to sleep in our bed but all propped up .  We are having a cold spell & thought the furnace wasn't working , so we piled on extra blankets . Son thought to look at the power box outside & found a switch was flipped .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:19:48 PM »
The bug that I have had on & off since the fall got me admitted to the hospital 3:30 a.m. on Valentines Day !   I just got home this evening after 5 days in the hospital ! I have pneumonia & am still recovering .  The hospital food was terrible , good thing I didn't feel like eating for 2 days . Some of the nurses agreed , I mentioned the kitchen needed someone to help them improve the cooking . They agreed !

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:31:07 PM »
I got the results of the diagnostic mammogram I had last Friday .  Its negative !!! :nanadance2:

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:06:09 PM »
I got the PET scan results this afternoon .  No cancer was found in the liver !!!  I have an appt; on Friday for a diagnostic mammogram .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 06, 2018, 01:41:27 PM »
If the cancer had appeared at a younger age I would have had radiation .  My cancer is hormone related , I was on hormone therapy in my 30's , then the cancer scare so I stopped taking it .  I am now taking a little white pill that blocks estrogen . I will continue seeing the cancer doctors & have the mammograms . The cancer edges were well defined & had not spread .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:42:29 PM »
I had an appt. with the cancer doctor this morning , she was checking on the healing of the lumpectomy , all is well .  She asked if I had started radiation & was surprised when I told her I chose not to have it . She asked why & I told her because of my age & the little value of having it & my primary doctor liked my decision . Then she agreed .
On the subject of gray hair I have some scattered here & there but they are difficult to see . Its a heredity thing , my grandpa was 1/4 Welsh & that could be it .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 25, 2018, 10:24:18 PM »
I had the PET scan on Tuesday , the worst part of it was getting the radio active dye injection .  It took 3 jabs , first she said it was her fault , second was mine because I moved . Both of those were in my arm , last one was on the back of my hand .  She pushed & pushed & the needle wouldn't go in & when it did it hurt like crazy !   The scan was in close quarters but I got through it okay .
When I went into the waiting room my husband jumped out of the chair with his arms out & said "now we can eat !" He had the room laughing . He had breakfast but I had to fast .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:26:05 PM »
SCFsue   We are far from the fires , 35 miles east of San Diego in the foothills . The fires are almost out the last time I heard .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:55:10 PM »
Yeah Margaret !!! :thumbup:

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:36:21 PM »
On Tuesday I'm having a PET scan . Have you had one ?  I was told it takes 2 hours , wondering if that is for just the scan . I had a problem laying for the breast MRI , I hope I can make it through the scan .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:39:38 AM »
SCFSue   The radiologist also agreed on no radiation because of the size of the tumor & my age . He asked me how old my Mom was when she passed & told me of what value radiation would be to me .  It would offer very little to my life & he said it would not cause my death .  I told him I thought I would die of respiratory problems . I have asthma & COPD & one lung is pinched by my ribs from a childhood fall . Yes , my doctor knows my body very well & has kept me going through many respiratory episodes .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:14:05 PM »
I saw my primary doctor this morning , he says I'm okay . I told him of my choice concerning my cancer treatment & he said I made a good choice that radiation burns the skin & could do harm to my lungs .  He has me taking a probiotic & Milk Thistle for my stomach because of all the meds &'m taking & for my liver .  I told him I'm waiting on the PET scan because of my cough , he agreed . I see him again in February . He has seen me through so many lung issues .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:27:11 PM »
Thank you all for the anniversary wishes .  We went to a casino & had lunch & played a bit .  In the evening we had dinner with our oldest son & wife & our youngest son at an italian restaurant . My taste buds are still off from the illness , didn't have much of an appetite .
Talked with another son who lives nearby but they didn't join us . Earlier this week his father in law for whom our son was his care giver had passed . A daughter & another son live too far to join us .
I getting better , coughing less too .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 10, 2018, 05:11:12 PM »
I coughed a lot last night but slept off & on .  The shot & meds are working ! I even felt well enough to go to crochet class which started today , I had registered & paid for it online . Its through the adult education connected with the public school system .  I  really missed going to it .
Yes , my husband does help with household chores whether or not I'm  under the weather . He says he can always tell when I'm feeling better , as he puts it " I get feisty ."
Tomorrow is our 60th anniversary , our oldest son & wife & our youngest son are taking us out to dinner . Another son lives nearby but he & his wife won't be joining us , they live with her 95 year old father & son is his care giver . I told hubby I would like for the two of us to do some thing together , he was thinking about us going to a small local indian casino & I really like the idea . They have a no smoking section & there won't be very many people there during the time we will be there .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:03:50 AM »
I have had a respiratory bug off & on since November , it didn't seem to be getting better so my husband took me to Urgent Care . I had a chest x ray which showed there was fluid in one lung . I am prone to lung problems & get pneumonia very easily . The dr. didn't say it was pneumonia  but called it "an unknown organism". I got 2 prescriptions & an anti biotic shot . I will see my primary dr. on Friday .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:22:13 AM »
In the past few days I have had itching & blistering  on the sides of my hands .  The breast cancer dr. started me on Anastrozole about a month ago . I would think if its a reaction it would have come sooner .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 05, 2018, 05:26:50 PM »

Alpiner, I'm glad you've told your daughter.  I don't know how old she might be, but knowing you have cancer, it is important for her to start getting mammograms.  How old is she?

She is 57 .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:31:44 PM »
A burden has been lifted , I told our daughter of my cancer .  In an email my husband mentioned to her of the appt. I had on Tuesday & she asked me about it . So I called her this morning & told her step by step what has been happening . I also told her I hesitated to tell her because I didn't want to upset her . She was a little teary eyed ( I could hear her on the phone ) .  I told her what the dr.s have told me & how I'm going to continue to have mammograms & keep up on it .  I encouraged her to also have a mammogram & she said she has been thinking she should .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:16:04 PM »
On the CT scan , I'm waiting for them to call .

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