Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Breathing Update

I have been having severe abdominal pain and breathing problems for quite some time, but it has gotten a lot worse lately. I tested negative for endocrine infection, so something else is going on.

I have been having so much trouble breathing at times, I feel like I'm smothering. I've burst into tears more than once from the pain of simply trying to take a breath, and I often can't finish a sentence or phrase without losing air altogether and feeling faint.

I finally noticed that it is a lot worse after eating or drinking, and I put two and two together. I've had a hiatal hernia for over a decade, and it has most likely become obstructive.

What makes this so difficult is that I cannot safely have surgery. With my HKPP weakness being so severe already, the risk of death under anesthesia seems very high. I have no idea what's about to happen to me.

Now waiting for the GI referral from my Internist. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Breathing would be nice

I feel like I'm dying. I'm having way too much trouble breathing lately. I can't finish sentences sometimes without running out of breath, and sometimes it is so painful that I burst into tears. I don't know what to do.