Thursday, August 19, 2010

Home and IV free

I guess the title says it all. I came home last Tuesday from the hospital. Went to my appointment in Boston on Wednesday. Finished my IVs on Sunday. The sores are almost gone. I have one sensitive area on my gums but all the white spots are gone. I guess the conclusion was they were caused by one of my anti-rejection meds. So They took me off it and will replace it with another drug when my mouth is 100% healed.

I still have the rattle/congestion in my throat. No one seems to have any idea why. It is really bugging me. I am going to have a bronch next week and they will check out my vocal cords to see if anything is wrong with them. I am still a little tired but not as bad. I feel like I need a nap around 2:30pm and I have a hard time getting out of bed. Maybe I am just bored.

Yesterday, I went in for a bone density test. I don't have any results yet. Then I went to my office. I really needed some social interaction. I don't think being home all day alone is healthy for my mental status. I guess it makes me feel like nothing has changed since the transplant. I am going to start going in to the office 1-2 days a week. Yesterday was good for me because it made me feel normal again.

I need a real vacation. Yes, I go up to our camp a lot but I did that pre-transplant. I need a real get away. An actual vacation. I need to find out when I will be able to travel because I need to get out of New England. The furthest away I have been in 2 years is Pennsylvania. Brian and I both deserve some time away to just relax and breathe! It has been a crazy couple of years.

This weekend I am going to The New England Country Fest with Andrea, her mom and her aunts. Brad Paisley is the headliner. I am so excited. I will be nice to just be and have fun without worrying about everything else.

Monday, August 9, 2010

This is crazy

Well I came in to Maine Medical center on Monday August 2nd. I came in because I was extremely tired, my lung lung functions were down, the sores in my mouth were getting really bad and I just didn't feel good. Fast forward a week later, the sores are starting to go away, my lung functions are up 8%, I am not as tired and I am starting to feel a little better. Now that I am eating solid foods I am noticing that food feels like it is getting stuck in my throat. So they want me to do a barium swallow test. Maybe that is one of the reason my lung function is down. Who knows.

I am hoping to be released tomorrow so I can go to my clinic appointment on Wednesday. I have been on IV antibiotics. I think they helped a little. I am sure they will send me home on them for another week. I am hoping to get over all of this soon so I can get back to living life again.

My friend Beth, is having a tough time. She got her transplant almost 2 weeks ago and she had to go back to ICU because of some chyle fluid around her lung. I guess it was from a tear in on of her lymph node that runs along her abdomen. They were suppose to do surgery on Sunday to fix everything. I hope it went well so she can start healing. Please send thought and prayers her way.

"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."- the movie Forrest Gump