Friday, January 15, 2016

Crap week - sleep test and outcome

On Tuesday evening I had my sleep test. It wasn't fun obviously. Slept OK with the help of a sleeping pill. The objective was to see if my oxygen sats drop at night while I sleep. Well apparently this was not the case and the results were "pretty normal". So I'm not getting oxygen to use at night. Rather bummed, because I thought sleeping with O2 would make me feel better in the day.... less tired, less headaches, slower heart-rate maybe, etc.

So nothing will be changing treatment-wise. I'm supposed not to work over-time anymore. Needless to say I've been tired as all hell this week. I went straight back to work after the study on Wednesday morning, was sent home 90 mins early at least to go and rest. Been sleeping 8-9 hours a night and wake up even more tired than when I went to bed. Hopefully after the weekend I'll feel better. Not getting my hopes up though.

Seems like lungs are in the difficult spot where I'm not bad enough to need O2 or to stop working, but I'm struggling to cope with my former routine and increasingly short of breath. I haven't been getting around to going to gym to keep active at all. I get home from work and collapse. Very frustrating. Super stressed. Not a happy camper right now.


Willie said...

Hi Alice, Really sorry to hear this whole sad saga. We are so thinking of and praying for you. Please keep the faith and we will keep on interceding on your behalf.
Lots of love from the two of us,
Willie & Heilie

Sherry Boyle said...

Alice, I'm sorry to hear how much you are struggling right now. I don't see how anyone could sleep with all that equipment on your head and body. I know I couldn't! You are in my prayers to feel better soon. Be kind to yourself and give yourself permission to take it easy for a while.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you're having to navigate this crappy medical predicament. It sounds like a very frustrating place to be.

Eugene Pretorius said...

Alice, ons bid so baie vir jou. God se genade is groot. Baie liefde uit PE. xxxx

Alice said...

Thank you everyone, I appreciate the thoughts and prayers!