No sleep last night - fatigued most of today. I started strong this morning but by noon I was finished by weakness.
I went to the eye doctors today. Good news -- there is no hypertension found in my eyes. The doctor believes that my blurred vision is a side effect of the tripostinol medication & that he is hopeful that in a few months, my vision will return to normal and the side effects will subside.
My overnight sleep study / Co2 tests came back and I am being put on oxygen for overnight sleeping only. I don't know how I feel about that. If it helps me get more sleep than the 2 hours at a time I have been getting, it will probably be a good change.
I have more tests coming up -- another right heart catheterization, an MRI and more Echocardiograms. I feel like the medical testing is so invasive but it is necessary.
My abdomen began swelling yesterday -- I thought maybe from water retention. So I called the doctor up and she wants to seem in clinic in 5 days. I began dropping weight from losing water all day yesterday and by late evening last night I had lost a little more than 1 pound in water weight.
I read that the medical community is realizing that Pulmonary Hypertension is more prevalent than they had ever thought and that is likely one of the most under-diagnosed illnesses. Hopefully, these discoveries will push research to be funded so that a cure can be found!