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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 1

First- Blood work. Everything looked pretty good. My magnesium levels were good, Iron was good, white blood count good, sugar levels also good. . . Prograf was a little low so that was upped a little and my Vit. D was also low, so that was added. Otherwise blood work is considered a success!

Second- X-RAY: Awesome! Clear and beautiful~

Third
- Clinic/PFT's: PFT's were looking about the same. Which is a good thing. No decline is an indicator that I don't have an infection. . .and rejection is also less suspected. My FEV1 was a 90% and my FVC was a 98%, not too shabby :) My weight was up 6 lbs. . . which yes, that puts me over 100 lbs! My bronch scheduled for tomorrow late morning just might get canceled. My doc ordered a CT scan to get a better look at my lungs before he decides whether to cancel the bronch or not. . I think we are all hoping my CT scan looks good hence NO BRONCH. I understand the importance and need for bronchoscopies to catch rejection early, and if my doctor feels a bronch in necessary, then I will gladly get one!

*So Day 1 is considered a success! I feel like the dedication to taking my meds, exercise and keeping a close eye on my health has paid off. Well, I am pretty sure I am getting some help from above :) Seriously though, it is crucial to never let my guard down and forget I have 2 very important lungs to take care of!

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1 comment:

bo said...

Yay! Sounds like you're doing very, very well. And here's hoping they cancel the bronch!

See ya soon!

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