Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Just a little catching up. Not a lot has changed. I've lost 27 pounds thanks to a med called metolazone. I had been taking one every day but I began to dehydrate, so I was told to take one a week on Mondays. I located a primary care physican closer to me and made an appointment for June 19th. I seen to be gaining more energy again I guess we'll see if it continues. Doctor Lee had been happy with my progress.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Well this week I got additional medicine changes. I was put back on coreg at 1.35 mg and metolazone at 5 mg. Both are diaretics (water pill) plus the coreg is a beta blocker. I was told to take the metolazone in the morning and the coreg in the evening. I have spent a lot of time in the bathroom...lol. My water retention is bad, my legs are so swollen they ache and feel tight. Then today I was told to increase my potassium pill by one more in the evening. Still doing the dobutamine IV treatments. I officially have a new (different) cardiologist....Dr. Lee the doctor that did my pacemaker/defibilator.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Just checking in. Shingles are just about gone. I had my fifth infusion today. I get so tired afterward and end up taking a nap when I get home. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel peppy. I have been so tired since Tuesday, which makes me wonder if the infusion is wearing off sooner and sooner. I still have edema in my legs and feet and still have shortness of breath, especially on the days that I am tired. My appetite seems to be dwindling again. I'm so discouraged and tired about all of this.