Friday, 3 November 2017

10:12 – I had a follow-up appointment yesterday to get more x-rays done. This lung congestion thing has been going on for about a month, and isn’t getting better. It’s also affected my vertigo. This morning, I almost fell on my face getting out of bed, even though I was using the four-footed cane. Barbara got out the folding walker for me.

I told Barbara I think I’m going to ask for a prescription for an oxygen concentrator. If the doctor won’t write it, I’ll buy one on eBay or something. My normal pulse oximeter reading is between 97 and 99. Yesterday afternoon when I did a random check, it was down to 92. I spent a minute or so huffing and puffing and then rechecked. It was back up to 99. This morning, after I staggered, it was down to 89. Again a minute of puffing got it back up to 97.

We’d both of us like this thing to be over.