I won't go into a lot of detail as I don't have much. I did get in to see my doctor Thursday after being told at 7:30 a.m. she was booked full. I did agrue and later the doctor told me she was not booked full. Normal drive to the hospital area is 10 min and it took me 35. A bad accident shut down one off ramp at morning rush hour.
Dr agreed my stomach wasn't normal and got me an app't to have a CAT scan. I came home as the app't was a couple of hours later. The tech showed me all the fluid I was carrying and said they could drain it then but needed my Dr. o k and of course she was in a meeting. My Dr called me back later and wanted DH and I to come into her office at 5:30. Her news wasn't good at all. The Dr. at the lab that looked at the CAT scan computer print out said he could see a large lump and suspected ovarian cancer.
How to lose 10 lbs in one day. Actually in 1 hour.
Friday. afternoon I had 5 liters of fluid drained, that's one gallon.. Immediately lost 10 lbs. They said I could have more drained next week. The fluid will go for testing as will another lab draw. I have no idea what the next step is but Dr. will refer me to a specialist and probably I will have to have an MRI. Thank goodness it is an open MRI I'm told.
One Day at a Time. I now have on baggy pants that yesterday I thought were going to rip at the seams after I had to drink two cans of yucky mocha stuff. I don't think I will ever have a Mocha Chip Blizzard at DQ again.
Sat. morning. It was so nice to beable to eat supper last night. Before the fluid was drained I could not eat much and had to eat little bites slowly. So far I'm not burping all the time. I didn't wake up every 2 1/2 hours last night to go to the bathroom either Actually I slept 7 hours before I woke up. My ribs are a little tender but I'm sure that will go away. I did walk 2 one mile walks with Leslie this morning.
My DD I think completed her evaluation with the heart doctor and she does have afib. She told her brother she has about as many pills to take as her dad. She has to cut out caffine and only 2 beers a day. She's not a coffee drinker but does like iced tea. She have to try different caffine free teas. The three of them went to Phoenix this week end for baseball spring training games.
Ann in San Diego
| current weight: -11.0 under