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Emergency room visit

September 3rd, 2011 at 06:25 am

Yesterday my doctor advised me to go the emergency room because of the pain in my back. I was very dispirited, thinking I was going to go back for a stay in the hospital. But after they did the cat scan, they determined that the reason for the pain is a small amount of fluid that has built up outside of the lung. They released me, but I am supposed to follow up with a pulmonary specialist. However, I can't make the appointment till Monday -- maybe Tuesday, if he is closed for Labor Day.

If the fluid doesn't get re-absorbed they will have to drain it -- with a needle in the back. Yikes! Well, now that I know what it is, I will breathe more deeply and move around more. I DO NOT want a needle in the back!

My son and his family are bringing lunch today and one of my co-workers will bring dinner. I have a new prescription to fill, so there will be a Wal-Mart trip today. Woo-hoo!

6 Responses to “Emergency room visit”

  1. laura Says:


    Take care! I do wish you recovery was a bit faster, or at least sparing you these medical diversions. Sounds like your spirits are intact, though, and that is a good thing. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    It's good that you went and know what is causing the pain. Best wishes for non-invasive recovery!

  3. Analise Says:

    Hope this resolves w/o them having to do the drain. Take care of yourself.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  5. scottish girl Says:

    Take care of yourself.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you are feeling better and get this resolved. Glad you listened to the doctor and made that visit!

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