I've been dealing with a really bad asthma flare since January 11th. I was on two 5 day prednisone bursts which didn't help. The shortness of breath and congestion kept getting worse. I went to the ER Saturday. Chest x-ray, ekg, and blood tests were normal. My family doctor called in a longer prednisone taper and medicated nebules for my nebulizer. I was weighed at the ER and found out that I weigh 112 pounds. I weighed 116 in October and 138 during the summer of 2019. My family doctor was going to order chest, abdominal, and pelvic CT scans due to the weight loss but changed her mind when she saw that it hadn't been long since the last time I had had scans. She ordered CEA and CA 125. My body hasn't liked going from 50mg of prednisone down o 45mg yesterday. Today, is particularly bad with the shortness of breath. I called my family doctor's office and was told that she would call me tomorrow. I kind of wonder if the weight loss is affecting the severity of this asthma flare? I've never had an asthma flare this bad. My family doctor in the ER said it's unlikely I would have covid since my test was negative last Monday.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured!