Yesterday was my third Broncosopy since my transplant, it was to see if my new lungs were being rejected.
It was a very long day stay at hospital and after a little miscommunication on the fluid I could drink from 5.30am we eventually got started around 11.30am.
As usual at St Vincent’s your cared for incredibly by everyone. I was wheeled into surgery and attended to with so much care you can’t help but feel safe and comfortable.
When the procedure had finished and I was in recovery I noticed some pain in my left lung. I am currently healing from the “ Clam Shell” scar which is uncomfortable but that is ok, it will heal. The beautiful nurse gave me some pain killers which immediately made me comfortable.
I was sent for an X-ray where a pneumothorax was discovered in my left lungs. It happened in the procedure. I was told it may prior as they were scraping my lungs to obtain pathology for testing.
A second X-ray followed where it was identified again and then I had to wait for the pathology results. The whole time i was kept up to date and cared for. You can’t get any better.
When my results came back the amazing register doctor came explaining every detail of what had happened that day. I can’t thank him enough as it put into general easy to understand terminology of what was going on. My lungs are good and there is no signs of rejection. Stoked. He also explained about the pnuemothorax and that it was minor but needed to be treated with care. It hurts but another X-ray this morning at clinic will determine how we will treat it.
The reason for this entry is to let anyone know that we are in incredible hands and if there a question or response needed it is delivered straight away. Treatment is straight away. So if your waiting for transplant or newly received such as myself you have your mind placed at ease with the care of the of St Vincent’s Heart and Lung Clinic.
I love going to clinic as getting a grasp on my new life has been one of the most profound things to ever happen to me. It’s for the people you meet patients and staff.
I feel truly blessed.
Have a wonderful day
Statistics: Posted by WellsA — Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:26 am