After enjoying the morning and afternoon of Saturday at home I felt pretty awful after an afternoon nap and went on to develop really bad sickness and bloating in the evening. After a while it subsided enough to let me try and sleep. I got a few scattered hours and then, while lying in bed early Sunday morning, my heart went into it's fast irregular beat again. I rang the ward and we cut the weekend leave short and hot footed it back to Papworth.
The heart actually flipped back while in the car, but did it again at Papworth, and they gave me more of the vile potassium pills as my levels were low again.
Today I have been incredibly tired and very sick all day. It is extremely hard to feel motivated or to eat anything. It took me half an hour to slowly get a small portion of stew and mash for lunch, and for the first time I had to forgo the pudding with custard and just have the custard alone.
I have had a slew of bloods done today to look at everything and another chest xray. Tomorrow is the day of the bronchoscopy with a biopsy of some lung tissue, which they will study for signs of rejection. Please all keep your fingers crossed for this important milestone.
So a rather stressful time all in all. Not the best I've been and it is very hard to maintain a positive attitude or really believe it's going to be ok and get better. But V and I are doing our best.
5 months ago