Monday, August 27, 2012

Pneumonia - still

Still having trouble breathing. Can't really walk even short distance, go up a few stairs or lay down without losing my breadth. I don't see being able to get into the office yet. I will have a chest CT and see Dr Einhorn on Wednesday. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pneumonia if I don't have I have pneumonia. Difficulty breathing for a few days. Went in for an X-ray and to see Dr Einhorn. He advised I have pneumonia and has started me on treatment. Sometime soon I will have a nebulizer delivered to the house for treatment at home. For now, I have a Zpac and an inhaler. Apparently, if I am not better soon, I will admitted for treatment in the hospital.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


I am very frustrated that I am still very fatigued. I assume this remains from the whole-brain radiation. My eyes are better and my throat is still dry but bearable. Of course, I can continue sleeping long nights and taking naps. But, I need to get more energy before our Galapagos trip. Will need to walk quite a bit on the islands.

Visited my Primary Care Doc for an annual physical this week. Most things seem to be normal - kidneys, liver, blood pressure, EKG, etc. She took me off my last BP med. Ordered additional blood tests because she thinks I might be anemic. Discussed the fatigue. Will do the anemia blood tests. I am to drink a couple bottles of Ensure+ each day for the protein. Hoping that something will come up to alleviate the fatigue soon.