Monday, June 28, 2010

Yucky Sinuses!

I have been battling a sinus infection for a few weeks. I thought it allergies but it moved into my airways. Now I have broncial pnemonia. So I am on inhaled Tobi and levaquin for 2 weeks. I feel like I just can't catch a break.

I am still waiting for results from my biopsy. Please pray for no rejection. My body needs a break. My lung functions are down quite a bit but the doctors think it is from the pnemonia. Let's hope these meds work and I bounce back quickly.

I met with a diabetes doctor a few weeks ago. it seems like my blood sugars are under control. I am hoping that now my prednisone amount is down to 7.5mg, I will see a difference in my numbers. I didn't take my long acting insulin last night (I had a brain cramp) and I woke up to a blood sugar of 119. I was very happy with that!

Other than the continuous health issues life has been pretty uneventful. I have been going up to camp just about every weekend. A weeks ago I went to see Lifehouse and Daughtry in concert with my husband and my darling friend Andrea. The week before that Brian and I bought a 1999 Heritage Harley Davidson. It is so much nicer than our 1982 roadster. We have been on a couple of rides. We have been out on our boat once and took a boat ride on Brian's uncle's boat this weekend. It has been pretty nice weather here in Maine.

I am excited I got tickets for Maine Day at the Redsox on July 18th. This will be the first game I have been able to go to in a few years. Last year, I just didn't feel healthy enough to go. It will be nice to walk from the parking garage to the park without needing oxygen.

I am still going to Boston just about every week. I still can't drive so I am starting to feel like a burden on my friends and family. I hope they give me my driving privileges back soon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday update

Well, this week was an interesting one. It started out with an itchy ear, a dry cough and GI issues. On Wednesday, I went to my transplant clinic. My lung functions were the highest yet and my x-ray looked good so they were not too concerned with the cough. What they were concerned with was my blood. My potassium levels were high, my white blood cells are very low and my blood sugars have been out of control. Plus they are concerned with the GI issues. So I had to go get an EKG to make sure the potassium was not harming my heart and then had to repeat the potassium blood test which came back in the normal range. Because it came back normal they did not make me take the treatment for it. For my blood sugars they added some long acting insulin twice a day. As for my GI issues, I got to do 3 lovely stool samples and a stomach x-ray. I don't know why I am not glowing from all the x-rays. Good news, no CMV, C. Diff. or bowel obstruction. Even better news my GI issues have seemed to gotten better. I am afraid to even to write that and jinx myself.

After my long appointment in Boston, my sister, Tonya, her 2 boys, Martin and Chase and I all went on the duck tour of Boston. All the years that I have been going to Boston, I had never done a tour. So Tonya and I thought the boys would really like it. I think they did until both boys peed their pants. Note to self, don't take a 3 and 4 1/2 year old on a vehicle for 1 1/2 hours with no bathroom. The best part is Chase, the 3 year old was sleeping on Tonya when he peed so she got soaked with pee. Martin was about 1 minute from getting off the duck tour when her peed. I felt so bad for him because he had held it for like an hour of the tour. After the tour we had to walk through the Copley Mall to get to the car to get a change of clothes. Poor little Chase cried for his daddy the entire way through the mall and I was the one holding his hand. I felt like someone was going to stop me to see if he really belonged with me.

So I still have the cough but now it is assisted with a sore throat. I just walked for 40 minutes and feel better. I have a high school graduation to attend tonight. Last year, when I went I had oxygen in tow. Wow, how things can change in a year.