Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Appointment update

Today I had a clinic appointment, more out of habit than necessity.  Last week I started with a tickle in my throat, then a sore throat, then nasal congestion (and loss of smell). Today I could smell (and taste) but I was very congested in my chest, so I'm glad I had the appointment pre-booked.  My PFTs were down a little, FEV1 down to 28% (function) and FVC at 42% (capacity).  Not time for antibiotics yet, but I'm going to keep an eye on it.

Also, the headaches have returned.  The last time they hung around, I had an MRI done and began the sinus rinses...I had an ABG (arterial blood gas) drawn today to check my CO2 levels.  If my body isn't getting rid of enough carbon dioxide, it will build up in my blood, which can be lethal. I'll hopefully hear something tomorrow.

That's about it for me tonight - I'm ready for bed.

1 comment:

Gem said...

Oh no!! Hope you feel better soon and your CO2 levels are OK!!! X