Not Feeling Well

I’m sorry for the huge gap in entries. I ended up having a huge pain flare up and a weird breathing issue. I was breathing very shallowly, I couldn’t relax. I ended up using my night time ventilator almost 24/7 and just trying to sleep it off. I was able to get the pain under control once my prescription was refilled thankfully. There were a few days where I didn’t have it. :( Even though my breathing stabilized I went to the doctor to get checked out. Blood work, a chest x-ray, and clinic visit later they still weren’t sure what was going on. We did figure out that for some reason I wasn’t being properly ventilated at night anymore. There was a clear change in the data collected by the ventilator. The team made some setting changes and hopefully they will help me start to feel better overall. I dropped off the card this morning for the team to review the data.

To make matters worse, I also got a pneumonia shot for the first time and had a pretty strong reaction. I got the shot in my thigh muscle because there’s more muscle there than in my arm. At the worst I couldn’t move my leg without extreme pain. An 8/10 with 10 being the worst pain of your life. Once again I slept it off by going on my vent. Many times when I’m like this I enjoy having movies on that I can “listen” to and watch when I am awake. The Harry Potter series is a favorite. :)

Hopefully there will be no more issues!! I am so over not feeling well. :( As a side note, I still haven’t fully moved into my new office space. The department is currently looking into options.

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