Had s bit of a setback this week.

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  1. Mechanic

    Mechanic Friend of Leo's

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    Well 4 months out of trans plant doing pretty good I thought. Been having issues with kidney and liver numbers and adjusting meds and diet. Talking to my friend the shrink/ councilor. I’d been dealing with cough and asthma for about a month chest X-ray a month at the start of this crap and another yesterday showed the right lung about half collapsed from fluid in the chest cavity. Doc sent me to ER for CT scan with contrast. It moved as I was laying down as opposed to the standing chest snap. Sent me home as there wasn’t any one available there at night. Doc wrote orders and sent me home. Called in to find an available doc to drain my chest. The procedure is called Thorencentisos. I’d be lying if didn’t say I was scared witless, I hate needles. A local and about an hour later they drained 1.8 ltr. From my chest. I can now breath deeper than I have for months, still have a bit of a cough, but that is the air sacks refilling and expanding. Now the problem is to find out what’s the cause of this happening again. I’d been drained once before when my whole liver failure adventure started and the called it congestive heart failure.
    It gets curiouser and curiouser.
    Ain’t feat yet.
    Have a great week end. Tip those that gotta work.
     
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  2. Toto'sDad

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    My sincerest condolences and best wishes for your recovery. You have had a lot laid on your plate in your time. I'm glad you're better for now, I hope you stay that way.
     
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  3. Deeve

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    @Mechanic - jeez
    What you're describing makes my neck&back pain complaints sound petty.
    I guess we've gotta look at these days as "bonus time", worthy of a little gratitude when we can remember it.
    Thanks; I'll reflect on that as I lay my head on pillow tonight.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Really hope you're doing better now , as the fluid is out of your body .
    This sounds so scary .
    My best wishes for a complete recovery , mojo sent to you ....

    This makes my cataract op yesterday & the one I'm looking forward too next week like next to nothing .
    Stay strong , Mechanic , peace out !
     
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    Stay strong and hope you get better. I’m going in for my follow up biopsy of my prostate in a week.
     
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    All the best - stay strong and positive.
     
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    hey, Mechanic , make sure you take care of yourself, and I hope things get much better for you , I pulling for you ! do you have some one with you ? you arent there alone? take it easy and allow your self to heal
     
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    Glad your breathing better. Thats scary stuff. Stay well.
     
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    Hope it doesn’t recur and you’re feeling better overall
     
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    There's nothing worse than not being able to breathe. Glad you are feeling better.
     
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    Best of luck. Take care.
     
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    stay strong and get better. serious mojo and thoughts headed your way
     
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    I helped my dad go through this process and the fluid build-up is part of getting the meds balanced correctly for your body. Scary stuff and he was scared throughout the post months after the operation. Once the doctors got the recipe right, he has had no issues and keeps feeling better and better for over five years now and about to celebrate his 90th birthday. He just bought an electric chainsaw to get back to doing his own tree limbing and brushing (we took his gas powered one away about 10 years ago).

    Good luck and stay faithful to the daily timing regiment of taking you meds.
     
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    Hope you get better sooner.
     
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    Stay steady. Good vibes sent your way.
     
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    Aw, man, I'm sorry to hear of the setback. Good thoughts and prayers for everything good for you!
     
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    My wife had lung fluid build up for 6 months after her heart bypass surgery. Once a month drain procedure about as much fluid as could fill a quart sized milk carton. It finally dried up and the last visit found no fluid. It takes a little time but hopefully you are on your way to recovery. Hang in there. Walking helps to dry out the lungs and get things back to normal.
     
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Just the other day I was thinking about how crazy it is what doctors can do these days. They can just
    go into your body with tools and fix stuff. It's really amazing if you just take a moment to think about it. And yes, it is scary. There
    are so many things that can go wrong. Infection, nick a nerve, whatever. But modern medicine is definitely helping us live longer,
    if we can afford it...
     
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    Glad they got that fluid out to ease things a bit and I hope those symptoms improve for you as soon as possible.
     
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    Stay positive and optimistic as hard as it seems to be at times. A close relative of mine has had some challenges which included draining the chest cavity (twice) and his transplant is doing great today. As others have said, it is mind boggling what medical science is capable of doing these days. Pullin' for ya!
     
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