So the recovery continues slowly and not as well as I'd hoped but I do believe my existing issues from the Ciprofloxacin adverse reaction are making it worse. Then a week ago I went to the GP because I'd found a lump in the left side of my chest. Of course I was a little anxious and after the GP examined it I was referred to the cancer clinic for tests. I went Monday and the initial diagnosis after an ultrasound is that it's likely a lymph node... but it's not the usual shape and texture etc so they took 2 biopsy samples leaving a nice big bruise and soreness. I now have a 2 week wait for the results.
On top of that I already had an appointment booked for yesterday with my gp to discuss my last blood tests and my stomach pains I've had since May which I had assumed were related to my CAD. Turns out part of the reason I'm feeling so off colour is because I'm currently anemic and my Iron levels are low. The gp is now referring me to have a camera down my throat to look for bleeding! I did ask if the CABG could be a cause and she thought unlikely but I've since read many accounts of anemia being common after bypass surgery. My previous Iron test was April and it was all ok so it's either related to the stomach issues or CABG I'd think... plus is it connected with the lymph node issue? More waiting.. more medical tests.. all I want is to recover from the heart surgery not keep adding more issues.