A few months ago, my numbers were unexplainably down about 30 perecent.
After some steroid pushes & medication changes, things were still looking a bit funky & my numbers still hadn’t risen, so I needed another bronchoscopy (scope of my lungs).
Luckily, yesterday the biopsy results came back normal.
No bad infections or things brewing in there which was a relief.
Now we move to the next phase of tests, making sure it’s not my GERD or hiatal hernia acting up. Which it could be.
If it is, I might need surgery (because I’d then be out of medication options & all other options).
If it’s not, then I’m sure they’ll just keep narrowing from there.
It will get figured out. I know that.
Right now, I’m taking it a test at a time & focusing on eliminating problems one by one.
That’s about all I can do.
Overall, I still feel pretty strong, though this time of year is still rough with the weather transitions.
I was over a virus just in time for the bronchoscopy, & I’m hoping that I can get back to a regular exercise routine again after the next few days after having to take a few weeks off from being sick & not feeling well.
Hard to believe that on 11/2 it will be 11 months since the transplant.
I still just take it day by day.
Finally, in January I will be eligible for Medicare which should help things too.
Though with these proposed budget cuts I fear what it will mean.
I can’t think about that too hard right now though, just have to focus on protecting these “super” lungs.
Luckily, I’ll also have a writing project to pleasantly distract me.
Which reminds me, I still have to reach out to a few more people about that.