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Friday, January 14, 2011

Apparently no internship. . .

Which I am surprisingly okay with not hearing back from the casting agency's internship opportunity. For several reasons actually. . .I don't enjoy working for free, who does? But I felt like I left that in God's hands and I am satisfied that at least I applied for it. There will many other offers for me to do things as I explore what Norman, Oklahoma and 2011. I DO know that I DON'T know exactly what I am going to do and it kinda feels good to not have the stress of feeling like I need to make any decisions right now! whoohoo~

Okay. . .I heard back from my blood work. Some good news, some not so good. My Vitamin D levels has doubled (good news), but my Cholesterol was high (bad news). My creatine/kidneys was 1.2 (good news) but my Prograf was 5.6 (bad news).  I had some girl from the office call me with my med levels. . . .I had to contain myself when she started lecturing me on "You really need to try to take your prograf every 12 hrs split up evenly. . .blah. . blah. . blah". . .I tuned her out after that. REALLY?!! look lady, I am 3 yrs post transplant I have very, very few complications in those 3 years one of them being NO REJECTION. I cannot tell you how it drives me nuts when I am spoken to like a small child about how to care for my health. I have alarms set on my phone that go off at EXACTLY 9:45 am and then again at 9:45pm. I stop what I am doing and I take my meds at those exact times every day for the last 3 years!!!!! Without a nurse babysitting me. So please give me some credit lady!  *Big Breathe* 

Okay, so a little rant. . .but lab work looks okay. my prograf dose is going from 3.5mg am to 4mg am and at night from 4mg to 4.5mg. SO she increased my prograf by one mg. We'll see if that works. Apparently my target prograf trough is 8-10.  I wish Leslie would call in my labs cuz I just think she knows where I usually am at and so is better at gauging levels. (however, she seems to be the hardest person to talk to) she is very busy with many patients. :)

That's about the most excitement I have had today :)

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1 comment:

Stacey said...

Sorry about the internship... I also HATE being spoken to like a child by medical professionals...UGH... I just added your blog to my blogroll. I hope you don't mind.

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