Yesterday, I had to return to the ER in Tampa. I had a reaction to all the meds they have had me on and my left eye dilated and would not return to normal. It is still not completely back to where it should be, so it is blurry, but it is getting better. Fighting a headache that goes along w/dilated eyes, but it is going away as all the meds wear off.
I stopped taking all pain medications because of this, so I get to feel every little pinch or ping from Monday's surgery and I must admit that I believe my threshold for pain has been steadily rising.....positive thoughts, positive thoughts....
Today I'm still nauseated, but I'm sure that is due to the heavy antibiotics I am on. I will say that I am very pleased thus far with Monday's surgery. The scar lines will be much better as Dr. Albear did a fine job tightening up the area's of concern.
Anyway, this morning, I had to go in for what is called a "MUAGA" (sounds like mugga). After the nurse destroyed a couple more of my veins, they finally got a butterfly in, drew blood, spun it w/radioactive stuff and put it back in me. (Doesn't this sound fun??) I then had a machine placed closely to my side and above me that took 20 total minutes of pictures of my heart. The MUAGA is designed to provide the doctors a baseline and tell them how strong your heart is (to ensure you can take the killer chemo they want to administer). It was tolerable, but since the procedure, I've had a bit of heartburn and am feeling tired, which is unusual for me....oh well, small cost for big news I guess.
Oh, I can't wait until my days no longer revolve around doctor's offices and people poking me with needles. Within the next week or two, a port (for the chemo) will be inserted into my chest and all blood and drugs will be put in/out through that, so from that angle there is light......
Wishing you all a special weekend and hoping you take the time to really enjoy everything around you.....because I have learned that everything can change in a New York minute...now, go out and laugh, smile, dance, be silly - whatever makes you feel good!!