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I had my pneumonia check-up with my PCP today. Chest x-rays still not clear, pulse ox still low on room air. And to boot I have gained 8 pounds since my last visit on 7/8/10. I am all bloated up with water. I need to start taking Lasix to see if it will help with the water retention. My insulin needs have increased since my hospitalization, probably due to the steroids that I have been taking or I am becoming more insulin resistant. My fasting blood glucose has been pretty good but my readings throughout the day are high, readings have gone up to 290. I never started on my diet since I was in the hospital the day I planned to start. Right now, I don't care about the diet. I am really worried about my hospital bill, my share to pay is $4,000.00. I am really depressed about all of this. Sorry, but I can't seem to find anything positive to dwell on.