How I Feel Today 06.14.13
Happy Friday folks, hopefully you have had a good week, got a lot accomplished, and are ready to kick back and enjoy the weekend. I have no plans for the weekend myself, unless you count floating around in my pool as an activity. If you do, then my weekend is going to be extremely busy.
If you discount the SOB issues which I have because it is my scale, and my blog, I have had a good week. On my scale it has been a solid 3 week, almost good enough to push to the 3.25 level but I am not prepared to commit to that so we will keep it at a solid 3. Last week I reported I was taking Colistimethate 75mg every 8 hours (via nebulizer), to combat the Pseudomonas, that has taken up residence in my lungs. Originally the doctor wanted me to continue this regiment until June 18th, but upon further review, I have been advised that I will stay on this drug until the 21st. The rest of the game plan remains the same. But let me say this! if taking Colistimethate on a regular basis helps keep the pseudomonas at bay, I will gladly take it. My fear, and in part I believe the doctors fret about this as well, is that my body will stop responding to the drug. If this occurs then I might be in trouble because there are only so many drugs available to fight pseudomonas. The only other number that is significant at all to me was my INR, it was checked Monday and found to be 3.1 (just outside therapeutic range) I am to continue current dosage and it will be rechecked on this coming Monday.
The only new thing on my agenda is I have decided to see a psychologist. I figured what the heck it’s only one more doctor, and it’s only an hour a week. I can handle it. In all seriousness, I think it will do me a world of good, and will allow me an opportunity to vent, and get a multitude of things off my chest. To make it work will require me to be 100 percent honest with the psychologist about what’s going on in my head, and I want it to work. Being candid, I am surprised that one of my other doctors did not recommend this. Folks in our situation need as many avenues as possible to deal with our issue. Our loved ones need it, and our love ones need us to keep it together as best we can. I feel this will help me keep it together.
I don’t have any bones I want to pick today, and no rant all mentally fired up and ready to go, so this is going to be an uncommonly short post today.
Well folks I hope you have a pleasant day, thank you for your continued good thoughts and kind words of encouragement. As always your comments are encouraged and welcomed. — Bill