April 2018 Update

April 2018 Update

Recent Cardiologist visit with Echocardiogram:

Doc said my heart was somewhat warped…
Okay… maybe a lot warped… but still beating…
Sort of…
As the back and right side walls turn into stone –
My heart’s spark plug has again changed its location

to a lower and more central area of the heart
instead of in the left atrium…
moved without notice and left no forwarding address…
causing a bit of confusion of which chamber
should beat first…
sometimes fires backwards…
“v e r y  i n t e r e s t i n g…”
Blood pressure high so “doubled” BP meds…
Was on increased meds for six days…
Had difficulty breathing… restless… slept very little…
heart pounding… skipping beats… well… you know..
Woke up often with arms tingling …. numb… weak
BP 180/107… felt like crap for several days
BP now a bit lower…

Recent cancer doc visit…
Concerned about the lungs…
or rather…
what’s around the lungs…
or maybe wondering what’s constricting the airway
when lungs sound ok with a stethoscope
while funny gurgling – squeaking – moaning sounds
with deep inhales and exhales can be heard

without a stethoscope.
I don’t know…
she doesn’t know either…
Guess we’ll both just wonder…
Trachea a bit swollen…
probably due to damage from too much radiation…
She kind of wanted another PET scan…
I kind of didn’t.
She gave me one of those doc looks that say…
“Don’t be stupid.”
They are too expensive and I’m not ready to face
more radiation any way.

So we’ll wait… till mid-summer…
or maybe a little longer if I continue

my obstinance…

I am once again having to use chemo cream on a few places with obvious
basal cell carcinomas and a few squamous cells in areas of concern…
and a few… umm… well… unknowns…

I’m fine…
No…
Really….
I’m fine…
Stop worrying…
Just don’t listen to me breathe…
or make me walk very far…
or cause me to stand up too quickly…
or check my BP…
I hate the sound of those things pumping up…
just the thought of it makes my BP go up…
and please don’t make me laugh…
laughing makes me cough…
that should be illegal…
I love to laugh…
and don’t expect me to take a deep breath…
And don’t stare at my skin and say… “What the hell is that?”
I can do that nearly every morning all by myself.

No…
Really…
I’m fine!
Stop Worrying!

Stay tuned

It’s April… Isn’t she beautiful…

Chive 3 (1) A

Michael33

Don’t forget to visit my poetry page

www.visionofpoets.wordpress.com

Thank you for dropping by and have a most beautiful day…

Namasté

One thought on “April 2018 Update

  1. I’m concerned about your BP. I hope the meds bring it down considerably!! You certainly have been through the ringer, and yet you keep a lighthearted demeanor. That’s awesome! Thanks for the update. Take care of you!

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