Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Doctors Appointment...

Had a doctors appointment yesterday with my pulmonologist. I also had some breathing tests done. My appointment for the breathing tests were at 12.00 and my appointment with Dr. Ivester at 1.00.

A new guy did my breathing tests. I like my regular Kurt, but this new guy was nice. He kept commenting that I was to young to be having these issues and such. My tests were good. Everything stayed the same except my diffusion rate. It seems to have gone down some more. It could just be cause i feel a little congestion, or it could be that my lungs aren't doing as great as we thought they were...

I had some lunch in the cafeteria and then went to my appointment with Dr. Ivester. I LOVE the hospital cafe. Its got some way yummy food, and a GREAT salad bar. which i took part in. Then i spoke with Ivester. He's not too happy with my diffuse rate going down. He's going to chat with Dr. Dames about it and it looks like i may only be doing 2 more chemo treatments, and then evaluate to see if it is working. I am doing more PFT's in 2 months along with an echo. If my diffuse rate goes down more than he wants to start a different treatment right away. So we shall see. I did a 6 minute walk and he was really happy about that. He said that it's the best walk i've done so far. So that's really good. I feel stronger, and my lungs do feel like they are getting better, but the numbers just aren't there.

As i was getting the appointments set up he was on the phone with Dr. Dames. I LOVE that my two doctors talk to each other about what treatments they want to do and such. At least that's a good thing.

Hope all is going well with you!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Harvey, 4th treatment, dogs, and houses.

Harvey is home! WOOHOOO!!! for those who don't know what i'm talking about, i'm talking about my computer. Yes, my laptop has a name. a good friend called me a geek. i guess i am. *grins* I took it in last Thursday cause the casing was cracking. and after not even 6 months it was sick. So yeah.. it was still under warranty. so yeah. Harvey is home and fixed.

My 4th treatment was yesterday. Everything went well. My white blood count is where they want it to be i guess cause they didn't increase the dosage. Because Harvey was at the doctor in Salt Lake i had to go to thru treatment yesterday without it. Boy that was hard. But i had my iPod with 3 different television shows i hadn't seen yet on it, and books to read. I also took a great nap.

Dr. Dames wasn't there, so i got to see one of her colleagues, Dr. Solich. She was nice and seemed really interested in my treatment. I've been running a low grade fever for a few months now, but haven't been sick. So, we are going to run some extra blood tests when i do my cbc's on Tuesday. Also going to do some tests on my poop to see if there is any blood in it. kinda yuck, but yeah. you do what you got to do.

Photobucket I think she really is going mad. I can't even leave the house to go with dad to home depot for half an hour. Yesterday she wouldn't even eat. She thought starving herself was a good thing? yeah... my puppy is just insane. poor girl.

The kids were over again this weekend, along with tonight. I love seeing them. I love being with them. They make me so happy. I'm going to be sad when they leave us in a few weeks. but it's time for them to go home where there daddy is. The house is almost done. I can't wait to see it. The pictures are the coolest!

Mom and dad are leaving me this weekend. They are going to Las Vegas for the weekend to visit with Aunt Barbara and Uncle Ira. This is the first time i've been left alone since they took the grandparents to Seattle last June. We shall see how this weekend goes.

Hm... i think that's all for now. Hope all is well with you all in happy land!