Good afternoon folks, today is Saturday, I have completed my “chores” and even did a couple of things that were not on the list, so life is good. The wife has gone for her workout (bless her heart), and the kids are coming over to play in the pool, talk about the upcoming cruise, and have dinner and maybe a movie. As a husband, dad, and grandpa, it couldn’t make for a better Saturday. I truly hope that your Saturday has, at a minimum, been as good as mine. Heck even the hard part about preparing dinner is completed and in the crock pot (what a useful tool). Maybe I will be able to suck Allison and family into a game of Yahtzee later on, who knows?
I talk so much about my Respiratory doctor I have decided that in the future I will always reference him as Doctor Lung. Same thing regarding the Doctor handles the infectious diseases that run rampant thru my lungs. I will start referring to him as Doctor Infectious. Should other doctor become important in my world, I will give him/her a point of reference name.
It has been another solid 3.25 week, no new medical issues, and nothing major going on. I had my INR checked on Tuesday, and it was holding at 2.2, per Doctor Lung’s instructions I will maintain the current dosage of Jantoven (brand name of Warfarin) and it will be rechecked again this coming Tuesday. I am looking forward to the point where Doctor Lung is confident that I have stabilized enough that we can move it back to a once a month check. I suspect Doctor Lung would like that as well.
On Thursday I had an appointment with the Doctor Infectious. We spend a considerable about of time talking about the things we were going to do, and are currently doing that will get me thru the cruise in one NON-SICK piece. LOL LOL. On 7/2/13 I will start an intense 2 week antibiotic treatment prior to the cruise, this put to bay anything that maybe trying to get a foothold in my lungs. Doctor Infectious has also provided an antibiotic for me to take on the cruise should I feel anything coming on. Doc Infectious looked me dead in the eye and said you know your body, you will know when and if you need to use this drug. It was almost like he had been reading my blog and listening to me bitch about “doctors” always asking “how you do’in.” If he is in fact reading my blog that would be cool. But I suspect he just knows me well enough that he can point his finger at me and kinda say get over it, I am going to ask you how you feel, and what do you think is going on, so just get over it.
This coming week will be short with the Holiday, and I don’t have any pressing Doctor appointments, except the weekly with my Psychologist (whom at some point will be Doctor Head). BTW adding the psychologist was a very smart move, wherever that push came from, I need to make sure I thank them. To be able to say whatever is on your mind (pretty or not) is a freedom I never expected. I won’t lie it has been difficult, but freeing at the same time. And I know Doctor Head and I haven’t turned over all the stones to look at what is beneath them. My trust continues to grow.
We are sharing the 4th with the neighborhood family. The menu includes; Hot dogs, hamburgers, and all other good holiday cookout food. I am looking forward to it. I hope your 4th is safe and with those that you care for.
Well folks I hope you have a pleasant day, thank you for your continued good thoughts and kind words. As always your comments are encouraged and welcomed. — Bill