I apologize for not posting in a week and not letting you know how I was was doing. I just spent the week trying get into a routine… using the Nebulizer four times a day, getting on schedule with my meds and mostly resting. The Antibiotics caused a rash every time I took one, which was one pill, two times daily for a week, but I did finish the prescription. The diuretics have been no fun either.
My calves and feet, which were huge and swollen, are now back to normal. Yes, I have my ‘chicken legs’ back! The needle marks on my arms are almost gone and when I was weighed at my doctor’s office I was down to 187 lbs (my high school weight). Two weeks ago I weighed 220 lbs but I beleive it’s water loss from the diuretics and so does my doctor.
Well, I had my first checkup yesterday and after giving me the once-over he desribed my recovery as "Amazing!!" Liver, Heart, Lungs, Colon, Intestines, Gall Bladder and Spleen are all as they should be. Also, my Blood Pressure is right where he wants it to be. On the way out I stopped at the lab and had blood drawn to check my Hemoglobin count. My next appointment is May 28 and that Colonoscopy has been rescheduled for 6 months from now. I feel 15 years younger! Walking and excercise begins tomorrow.
One last thing. Through all of this, Becky has been a rock. Cooking, cleaning, visiting me twice a day in the hospital and driving me around when I wasn’t allowed to drive. All of that while still performing her 10 hour a day normal but stressful job.
Thank you all for caring, very much. I will resume my posts this week.