Over this past weekend I started to get very fatigued so I called Overlook to do some bloodwork and low and behold my Hemoglobin was down to 6.2. Very low! They gave me two bags of blood and off I went home.
That night and the next day (Tuesday) I became extremely short of breath to the point that I couldn’t even do my daily activities let alone walk from one room to another. This was accompanied by a cough as well.
To top that off, I also noticed a bump on my chest directly above my heart.
OK – enough bad stuff. We went down to see Dr. G at Penn a day earlier than scheduled out of concern.
Dr. G thinks this may be TACO or transfusion associated circulatory overload. He prescribed some lasix to help get rid of the excess fluid and I will be back on the anti fungal home IV that we stopped on Saturday.
We also did a CT scan of the chest today and an ultrasound of my legs which showed no blood clots.
As for the chest bump, he believes it is a plasmacytoma. We did a biopsy and will radiate it.
Silver lining is that I am on my way home and wasn’t admitted to the hospital.
That’s the news. Still short of breath and coughing. Should pass in a few days according to Dr. G