Thursday, 30 April 2015

General Update

Just a quick update about a few things health-wise that have changed over the past few weeks:

Wound: My wound continues to heal nicely, it's almost closed so the dressing changes have reduced back to every other day. I finally have some days where I don't have to wait around for homecare all morning.

Neurology: My MRI brain scan results returned normal. Yay! This is further support for the doctors who think that the seizures were medication-related so I hopefully no more seizures for me.

           Of course nothing is guaranteed so to be on the safe side, they recommended that I not drive for three months since the time I stopped the anti-seizure meds - which puts us to sometime in mid-June. This does mean that I should be done with the neurologist. Another doctor down!

Lung Function: My lungs are doing great, my FEV1 at clinic on Monday was 1.67 (53%!!) which the respirologist almost didn't accept as I was struggling to repeat it. I finally did on my 5th attempt. I'm getting higher numbers at home so I'm wondering if my machine needs to be calibrated or if I just get better numbers first thing in the morning when I'm rested.

Weight: My weight continues to shoot up. Yay! My appetite is the highest I think it's ever been which is excellent. Another 10lb and maybe I can stop drinking instant breakfast and two boost every day.

Blood Clot: I saw the doctor on Wednesday who is pleased with my anti-coagulation treatment and informed me that I will be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. I had kind of assumed as much but it was still annoying to hear. He basically doesn't want to mess around and chance another pulmonary embolism which I can appreciate and since I have my blood taken all the time now anyway, another vial to check my levels is not that much of an inconvenience.

Apartment: We gave our official two months notice today. So if all goes well, we'll be leaving here the end of June. Time to start eating everything in the freezer!


Anonymous said...

WOW! Lot's to celebrate about!
Great news for all your hard work!

Dave VanSlyke said...

You're clearly on a roll!