Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tobi Podhaler

I started the pod haler on Friday.  So far it hasn't been awful to use.  I only have a 7 day trial so I won't get the full 28 day dosing, but we are doing it to see how my lungs react to it.  I have a horrible reaction to inhaled antibiotics.  Severe bronchi spasms.  Hate them.  So far nothing serious like that but its only been 3 doses.  The first night, Friday night, I had quite a few suffocation dreams and P said I was moaning a lot in my sleep.  So last night I upped my O2 from 1.5L to 2.5L and it seems to have worked.

Saturday morning I also woke up with a sore throat.  But that could be from the inhaled meds.  Or so I thought.  Today I woke up with a left eye that won't stop watering, a nose on constant drip, and sneezing up a storm.  Looks like a cold.  Fabulous.

I have clinic on January 28th as my follow up from the 3 weeks of IVs (if you want to call it that) and to discuss how the pod haler worked for me.  Or didn't.  I also have an appointment with a pancreatic surgeon on the 28th.  My GI doc at Dana Farber agreed that I should meet with one to discuss the possibility of removing that precancerous cyst from my pancreas.  She doesn't think I need to right away, and that monitoring it will be sufficient, but it dawned on me on Friday that BWH will NOT transplant me with a precancerous cyst.  So if something were to happen to me before it was removed, and my lungs took a dive, I would not be able to be listed until it was removed.  So why wait?  I need this bad boy removed asap.  That is something I will discuss with the surgeon on the 28th.

So until the 28th my lovely blog readers...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amy! I was reading up on your journey just now and had a quick question. I was hoping that you could email me back when you have a moment. I really appreciate it, thanks!

    - Cameron