After my bike crash back in the fall I have been in scuba diving quarantine. Today I was cleared after the lastest CT scan a week ago.
Still having a few blood clutterings outside the lung and needs a new CT in 6 months but nothing that prevent any activity including diving…
So back into exploring the underwater world…can’t wait to get my fins back on 🙂
My CT scan results came in yesterday…wish i could show them here…
So a little more detail captured…my 4,5,6 and 7th rib is fractured and my right lung is still not 100% expanded. That is strange as I have started up indoor cycling again and it is only close the my max pulse that I can feel a lack of oxygen getting through but perhaps that’s what the CT scan shows.
More annoying is the fact that there is an opening between the lower lung section and the middle lung section where fluid (blood) I guess can pass through and it is getting stuck between the lung itself and the lung membrane…probably not good but he did not say anything when I spoke to the doctor.
I am now an acute lung medicine patient and in a whole new part of the hospital…what could possibly go wrong now…!
I suppose I will be called in for something but I don’t know if I need another operation or this is something that can be fixed without being hospitalized which I certainly hope…
On a personal side I am getting restless, I want to go on and continue where I left off but it is unrealistic right now as I cannot even control the handle bars 🙂
I am also getting tired when I am too active (like moving around, walking etc) – it feels like my body is working on something.
I am down on pain relief – I could not stand the feeling of the morphine anymore – I could not feel myself – and the pain in my chest is not that bad anymore and I can breathe almost normally which I know is very important.
I’ll keep posting whenever something new happens – I am considering a private hospital….
…well I am back…I have been at the hospital almost every single day since my crash…
It turned out that my operation (drain insertion) got infected with staphylococcus and I need a double dose of penicillin that completely crashed my stomach.
Well that’s a small problem compared to the overall issue at hand.
The pain in my upper right chest is extremely painful and all the morphine and painkillers I consume did not take THAT specific pain at all.
Well my ribs cage is soar and I know that feeling but this new stuff where I can’t move my right arm without a “time stand still” pain was new.
The hospital could not immediately diagnose it and gave my an x-ray for the 6th time…and a circular shadow was appearing in my lower lung area.
Suddenly, the seriousness of the doctors around were increasing and they started talking to me about cancel development and they called in more experts to assess the x-ray.
I said constantly that I am good share, I don’t have other symptoms etc. and this must be something originating from the incident….but on the other hand they also have to be alert to cancel risks etc.
Another day went by and the hospital called me up and explained that more doctors (more experienced I guess) have looked at the x-ray and ruled out cancel and was more leaning towards infection or something…and they ordered a CT scan that I am still waiting for….