A Blip...

I'm going through a bit of a blip. A lung blip. You know the other day I said about my lung function being down? Well it's still down. 

I went to the GP on Thursday and he listened to my chest and he said it actually sounds okay to him there was nothing that he could really hear that would suggest any reason for my lung function to be dropping the way that it is. The only thing that suggested a infection was the fact that I'm coughing up some phlegm so because of that he prescribed me some antibiotics and sent me on my way. I rang Papworth to just keep them in the loop and the nurse that I spoke to sounded more worried than before and decided that because it's my second lot of antibiotics in 4 weeks, my lung function being low and my GP not really hearing anything on my chest that it was best I come in on Wednesday. She thinks I'll need a Bronchoscopy to find out what's going on in there but if I'm lucky I could just get away with  chest x-ray (Somehow I don't think so lol.)

I'm quite relieved if I'm honest because I've been a anxious wreck for the past few days and I'd rather go in now and them figure out what is going on and then I can go to Portugal free from worry. In my mind there are 3 possible outcomes:

1. It's a infection. Just a infection that maybe I'm just not on the right antibiotics for and once they do some samples they'll figure out exactly what it is and bish bash bosh it's sorted. 
2. It's my acid reflux being a total arse. 
3. Rejection. Which I absolutely hope it isn't. 

I think people will probably think I'm overreacting but I don't know many transplant people that don't automatically think if something isn't quite right that it's rejection. As I've said before I've had a extremely smooth year and this is the first time I think I've genuinely been worried. When it was my neutrophils that didn't really worry me too much because I knew that could be fixed and we knew what was wrong. Right now I haven't got a clue what's going on, it's always the fear of not knowing that gets to me.   

So I'm sure I will let you all know what happens and hopefully I'll just be letting you know I've been a massive worry wart for no reason :) 
As always, thank-you for reading and chat soon

1 comment:

  1. Fingers crossed! Hoping you can enjoy your trip worry free.


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