This took a few days to get my head around but I got it and all is well.
THIS last Wednesday, I was rushed to hospital due to COPD (Chronic Pulmonary Disease) Exasperation. I naturally was terrified and panicked which just made it worse, by the time I reached hospital my fingernails and lips were blue tinged. Needless to say I was given oxygen right away. After three days in, it was found that my heart had a little blip, blood pressure is off the charts 191/151 so more meds for that. They want me to see cardiologists next week, although I went through a cath lab check last November and all six stents were open and clear. That my COPD has advanced to Stage Three and all that entails.
I am not anxious to make the round of doctors as recommended but know I must, each with their own agenda and diagnosis, seemingly different than the one before. So now that I am in Stage Three, what to do, go for other opinions, accept the treatments they recommend that I can’t afford or just put my faith in Jesus and pray that His will be done, which it will be anyway LOL.
They say I have a chance at two years another say 4 years max, I intend to put my heart and soul into research and clinical trials etc and hope that I can find something to help. I am not afraid of death but I am afraid to die in pain and suffering, but again not something I can do anything about. I feel I am prepared at this stage although I am saddened to think at whatever time God takes me my family will suffer and grieve.
In the mean- time this is just a health update and life is beautiful with all its ups downs twists and turns
and I am grateful for what I have and will continue to fight this and other trials in my life. I am after all a woman =SURVIVOR!! God bless and love all, no pity sappy comments just pray if you chose to do so.
OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD, THE DIVINE HEALER, MASTER PHYSICIAN!!
http://www.lungusa.org — American Lung Association
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov — National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
http://www.aarc.org — American Association for Respiratory Care
http://www.njc.org — National Jewish Medical and Research Center
http://www.alpha1.org — Alpha1 National Association
http://www.emphysemafoundation.org — The National Emphysema Foundation
http://www.nlhep.org — National Lung Health Education Program
http://www.thoracic.org — American Thoracic Society
http://www.sts.org — Society of Thoracic Surgeons
http://www.unos.org — United Network for Organ Sharing
http://www.copd-international.com — COPD International (patient support site)
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