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!