Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yesterday's procedures

So yesterday, I had a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy done to see if my low iron was cause by some type of bleeding in my digestive system. Good news is things looked great. Bad news still no answer to what is causing the low iron.

The two procedures went very smoothly. Everyone kept telling me how bad the prep was for the colonoscopy. It was nothing. I was in and out of the OR in 45 minutes. When I came to I had Brian laughing. When I start to come to after the anesthesia, I say what ever come to my mind. My filter is shut off. Plus they fill you with air during the colonoscopy so you have to pass it afterwards and there is no way to do it quietly. We just laughed and laughed.

I also realized how much I love my port. When the nurse started my IV, she numbed my vein so I didn't feel the mess she mad of my hand until they pulled the IV. I have a bruise almost that covers my entire hand. WTF!

I was really tired when I got home so I didn't get on the treadmill. So, I must get on it today. I can feel the difference that the exercise is making to my lungs. Plus I feel stronger. I need to keep at it! Last week, I got on it 5 times. My that is my goal this week.

Lung wise, I feel like I am finally at my base line. Let's hope I stay this way for a little while.


Jess said...

Hope you stay well too!

Heidi Karn Barker said...

Stephanie - When I was on the list for my transplant two years ago, I had issues with low iron, too. I ended up needing IV infusions of an iron supplement. Just thinking maybe it's somewhat common for a person with CF to be low on iron when reaching the point of transplant. I hope they figure it out soon so you're healthy as you can be!

Mary ElizaBeth Peters said...

I heard something wonderful about you today and just wanted to say, yayyyyy! Love to you and peaceful sleep and happy restful painfree waking. Love, Cystic Gal Beth

Jess said...

*channeling positive thoughts to you* Hooray!