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What a journey it has been lately.

I’ve gained nearly ten pounds in two weeks...slowly creeping up to a number I fear. At 5’1” I’m now 272 pounds, BMI 52.4.

I originally was diagnosed with multiple right upper lobe PEs on 4/16. I was not originally admitted, just sent home on Xarelto.

Fast forward to last week, I was admitted for a few days on the cardiology floor for a work up due to a return of symptoms.

No new clots, but was diagnosed with Right Ventricle enlargement and Pulmonary Hypertension via a right heart cath.

Got discharged, saw pulmonology yesterday, did a walk test, scheduled to come back for PFTs.

Last night was feeling worse, high Hr and BP, severe headache, re admitted. Had some basic labs and tests today, they felt comfortable discharging me.

Got home an hour ago, started feeling short of breath, dizzy, nauseous again.

Checked BP and it’s really high. Going to rest a bit and re check.

Don’t want to end up back in the hospital. So exhausted...sick of my weight slowly killing me.

I have my initial consults with my Bariatric Surgeon, nutritionist and exercise specialist on Monday (it just got scheduled today) so there’s the beginning of a light, but I’m exhausted.

Please pray my BP comes down and I don’t end up back at the hospital.

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