Hello. I'm in hospital

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Well. Having just joined the group things have taken a downward turn!

On Thursday I went to the GP nurse, for my warfarin levels.  I was , have been, feeling a bit breathless. Asked if I could see GP.  Was seen and immediately sent to hospital. INR up to 7.3!

On arrival at hospital I was admitted through urgent care and on s ward within hours put on oxygen and given vitamin K to reduce INR levels and an x-ray which showed liquid in the right lung 

Friday morning levels low enough for me to have a drainage....1 litre drained.... sent for biopsy....still on oxygen but I can breath

Tomorrow I have a scan.  They suspect secondaries developing since last scan  So I don't think I'll be in the group for long Joybut I've always maintained a positive attitude and now is no different.  Whatever tomorrow brings I'll deal with it in my own way.  I'm fortunate here in Spain ,the care is high quality and quick.  From GP to admission....four hours!  I'm very comfortable with a little pain following procedure and on MST and IV paracetamol PRN.  

Not much else to say really.  I'll update tomorrow once I've seen oncologist

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  • Hi  

    I'm sorry to read that you're in hospital. It's good that you're comfortable, rest and take it easy. Fingers crossed for your scan tomorrow, I hope it's not as bad as you think and that they've got a plan for you. Have a restful night and we'll catch up with you tomorrow. 

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  • Hi Zarasmum, I was so sorry to hear you are in hospital but especially when you haven't been feeling too good, that's the best place to be at the moment. Hopefully, they'll sort you up then ship you out but in the meantime don't be thinking the worst case scenario because you won't know anything until you've had scan results.

    I have been in and out of hospital multiple times but have always been sent home once the problem has been sorted or the surgery done, so please hang in there and we are all routing for you.

    Please keep us up to date.

    Love Annette x

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  • I'm glad they have been so fast and you're not in pain at the moment... yes it is scary, but maybe the scan is not to bad. So fingers are crossed for you.

  • Hi   I am so sorry to hear your news. I know the lung drainage is not pleasant, but you should feel better having had that done. Good luck with the scan and oncology appointment x 

    Chelle 

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  • Hi, that sounds like a scarily quick progression, I am glad that you are happy that your hospital team have it all under control, and that you are comfy. Best wishes 

    Sarah 

  • Hi Zarasmum,

    How are you, are you still in hospital or did you get home?

    I have been watching for an update but maybe I have missed it! Please let us know how you are doing!

    Love Annette x

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  • How are you, are you still in hospital or did you get home?

    Hi  

    Im Dani. I’m a friend if Tanya’s 

    She’s asked me to post this 

    Yes. Just I've not been able to update...zonked etc...further investigations and fingers crossed out next week. Thanks lovely 

    Dani 

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  • Hi Dani, Thanks for letting me know how Tanya is doing. Please pass on my best wishes and I hope she will manage to post again soon!

    Love Annette x

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  • Hi. She is still in hospital but hopes to be home as soon as her palliative care is in place. I will pass on your best wishes xx

    Dani 

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  • Hi

    Im sorry to say but I have to let you know that Tanya passed away this morning at her home in Spain with her husband at her side and amidst all her beloved animals. 
    Thank you to everybody here who was so kind. 
    She was a very special friend I met on here three years ago. She had a wicked sense of humour and we shared jokes and tears for those three years 

    I will miss her terribly. 

    Dani 

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