2019-06-03 Living with Cancer Day 821

Today was a so-so day! On the good news side, being connected all night to the CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) machine did not show any problem. However, sleeping with the mask was no fun. The rest of the day was spent to get ready to be discharged. As it turns out, that was wishful thinking, there were things to be arranged, papers to be signed.

For starters, there was the result of CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) test. It turned out nothing was found. However, since there is a chance that I have sleep apnea, I will undergo a At Home Sleep Study in the very future,

The blood tests did not show any abnormal numbers for me. Next activity was the OXI walk test. Since my system behaves up normal the goal of the test was to prove that I do need Oxygen when walking outside or any other activity that lowers my Oxygen Saturation Rate. The good news is that the test showed just that.

The issue now was that I need to have the oxygen at home before I get discharged. Since the timing is not ideal, I will have to stay at the hospital for another night to have this fall all into place.

Last but not least, my Oncology doctor decided at the last moment that I needed a blood transfusion. Since my blood has from the Chemo treatment some antibodies, it takes some extra checking at the blood bank before it can be used. Since the order was placed in the mid-afternoon the blood will arrive around midnight for the transfusion.

That’s it for today, it was not the way I had planned the day. Hopefully tomorrow we will have sorted out all the kinks for me being discharged.