Well today was clinic. And I am NOT getting locked up! I was actually a little surprised, though I woke up this morning and felt better than I had in a few days. I am stable right now. First numbers are today the ones after are last appointment on November 24th.
FEV1 - 1.24L (40%) 1.26L (40%)
FVC - 2.11L (57%) 2.40L (58%)
FEF 25-75% - .55L (15%) .49L (14%)
My numbers are down very slightly. But nothing that is worrisome.
And holy shit I gained 3 pounds!!! I now weigh 121!!!!!!!! I have
I talked to him about the TOBI and my tightness and he put me on Singulair and Symbicort. He said to stop the Serevent and just do Symbicort. My airways are inflames and reactive so hopefully this will help it so I can tolerate TOBI and keep kicking the PA’s ass. I am also to do Albuterol before I do TOBI (as normal) then do the Symbicort then put Albuterol in my TOBI and see if that helps also. If it doesn’t help I am to call him and he said we will figure something else out to combat it. Fingers crossed it does though!!!
Let’s see what else? Hmm. Oh I asked about the blood in my stools and he said it sounds like hemorrhoids (ahhhhh!!!!!!). But that is normal given all the coughing that we do. So that is nothing to worry about. He said or it could be something like the enzymes not dissolving completely where they should and when they get to my colon/intestines they are
BUT the fun part of the appointment was…he is trying to get in contact with the colon guy at HUP. Apparently they are doing some sort of research on families with genetic colon cancer. When I told him about my family’s history all he could say was “wow”. I guess we had
That was it. OH yeah I had my dermatology appointment this morning too. She prescribed me a medicated face wash and cream to use. So I have to go back in 8 weeks to see if it helped at all. I am hoping it does. Not that my acne is all that bad but it is leaving purples spots all over my face and I look polka-dotted!!!!
Below is a picture of Philly from my view stuck in traffic at 30th and