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Published on February 15, 2019 By Uvah In Everything Else

Well like the title says I'm back in the hospital because my COPD kicked up big time. Shortness of breath, ugly loud coughs and coughing up ugly phlegm. The mass in my lung is still there and I'm to see a cancer doc soon for palliative care options. Could be surgery or chemo or radiation. The surgery part I'm hoping is a last resort. I'll do the other nonsense and be a bald person, no problem. Then I can make other people jealous. I've had three breath therapies since I've been here. Got here around one this afternoon. Got a shot of steroids to open my lungs and some heavy duty antibiotics. And I got some perks to boot. I can use my laptop here, got cable TV and access to halfway decent channels. Stay tuned for further developments.

*i sound like a commercial lol*


Comments (Page 1)
on Feb 15, 2019


*i sound like a commercial lol*

You do a bit...

Good luck with your hospital stay....but try not to harass the nurses [too much]...

on Feb 15, 2019

What Jafo said!  The food might also be good!  And you're now on my list.   

on Feb 15, 2019

Sorry to hear Ross, hope you have a speedy recovery.   

on Feb 16, 2019

Get well soon Ross!   

on Feb 16, 2019

So Ross, what are you doing getting so sick?  As far as I know, that wasn't on the agenda.

I've recently had a couple of trips to the hospital myself.  Luckily it was nothing too serious and I was able to come home.  After several long stays in hospital over the years. I hate being at the hospital any longer than I have to be.

Anyhow, me old mate, take care and get well soon.  

on Feb 16, 2019

Get well quickly, Ross...a thought: Sometimes Oncologists and Pulmonologists participate in research studies and "head to head" drug studies (that way the drug is free). Maybe yours are into studies? Also, depending on tumor type and markers, maybe ask about immunotherapy with Keytruda.

on Feb 16, 2019

Sorry to hear you're under the weather Uvah......

hope they've got you sparking on all cylinders soon....   

on Feb 16, 2019

Thank you Doc. Your advice I consider invaluable . I'm having it set up so I can consult various specialists and that was a suggestion by the doctor handling my case. So far I have three doctors not counting the cancer specialist. Anyway, the resurgence of the pneumonia is what brought this on. The meds they have me on are azithromycin, ceftriaxone (i think that's how its spelled. The handwriting on the board is not that good) and solumedrol? 

So now I'm up at five thirty am and trying hard not to be bored so I'm waiting on munchies (breakfast, even got a menu). I also made it clear to my doctors that I want to be told every little thing regardless. The more I know the better off I am. I may not be the smartest kid on the block but I ain't no dummy either. No comments from the peanut gallery please.   Anyway, its the weekend and I don't expect too much going on. TTYL 

BTW: Kinda hard to harass the nurses considering two of them are male. Lol.   

on Feb 16, 2019

Take care and get well soon. 

on Feb 16, 2019

Feel better soon.  Try to resist the temptation of pushing all the little buttons, flipping all the little switches, playing with all the gadgets to see what they do, they don't seem to like that   

on Feb 16, 2019

As the CFO of a small hospital I commend you on being an active participant in your care.  Question everything, get answers, and make sure you understand what the plan is!  Best wishes on a full recovery   

on Feb 16, 2019

Ross, have fun with the nurses, who knows what kinda things they "get into"...lol. Hey man, get well, prayers going up!

on Feb 16, 2019

Thanks guys, you're all awesome! Saw another doc today. They're going to do another biopsy and one doc says its an adeno something, I forgot already, anyway. They want me to consider radiation therapy and immunotherapy. I'll know more next week sometime.

on Feb 16, 2019


They want me to consider radiation therapy and immunotherapy.

See what the biopsy says, and go from there. Get well soon, Ross. As long as you're in there, their property value is plummeting. 😉

on Feb 16, 2019

DrJBHL

their property value is plummeting. 😉

That's not good. Lol