I don't talk much because I don't often have anything to say, but I felt a need to pop in and say hi!
I enjoy reading the posts you all leave. I just finished reading the one on Vitamin D. It was interesting. I was recently given 1000 iu of vitamin d to take each day because I had a slight low count of 25ng. so I have been taking the little soft gel for a few weeks now. I think it is only 1000 mg so nothing to be concerned over. I did get much from the reading though.
I had my follow up visit with my pulmonary doctor this week. So far the tests he have given me are aok. He ordered a few new one too. I complained of my muscles not seeming to recover properly and he gave me the following to follow up on:
dexi - scan, walk test, breathing test, pneumonia shot and flu shot plus 5 blood tests-aldolase; creatine kinase; erythrocyte sedimentation; hemoglobin A1c; and lipid
Of course some of these tests are routine and others are for research, but over all I like the idea that my doctor is thorough. He will check out anything he can. So wish me the best of results .I will not race to the facility to do them I will saunter in over the net month or two. My results may not come until Christmas.
When I went to the doctor, who is on a board for lung transplants, I asked him about a transplant. Well, my sister in law is going to have a transplant and I thought well if she can I can so I was interested. Not any more though. I am qualified at the moment. I am at the cusp of the age limit, 65. I am healthy with a good heart, have a n acceptable weight and so on. First off , I thought it would extend life. He said no it is more for quality of life vs quantity. Second, I did not realize that it requires a pill regime of 22 expensive pills a day for the rest of our life, and it is within the first year that a person is mostly at risk of death. Well. I was a little confused because my sister in law seems to think she will be able to live longer with her transplant, but other than that bit of confusion, I have no interest any longer. I am happy to take my bit of oxygen for the rest of my life vs a transplant. MY doctor did check to see if I would benefit from a lung reduction, but he said my disease was equally distributed throughout my lung and no large areas could be extracted to benefit me.
So this is my update for a while . Just wanted to catch up with ya'll ( a southern USA expression).
Take care and keep writing and reading . We learn a lot here. I am happy to be a part of the group.