Friday, May 16, 2008

And the Saga Continues

Hey everyone, welcome to the Poverty Hill ramblings. Well the saga continues on. I went to my PH specialist yesterday all ready after stressing all week about starting the new medicine, Sub Q Remodulin. Before going to his office I had to go to the hospital and have blood drawn for whatever tests, who knows, a six minute walk, and a chest X-ray. Needless to say these test were done in the morning and my doctors appointment wasn't until the afternoon. Anyway Judi and I got all the morning appointments taken care of and we went and had a great lunch. Gawd I'm thinking, I hate to start this new medicine, but if I gotta, I'm gonna do it on a full stomach.....laffin. Judi is all stressed out as usual but hates letting me know. Little to her knowledge I can read her like a book........Well of course we have a few hours to go until my doctors appointment so guess what we do.......thats, ugghhhhhhh. Shopping of course makes all women feel
Appointment time, we see the doc and he's reading the results from my 6 minute walk and he starts dialing the phone. He has been on the phone with Dr Fagan at the Pulmonary Hypertension Center in Mobile all morning discussing my case with her. To make the story shorter, my 6 minute walk was considerably better than the last one I did. They discuss this back and forth and he hangs up the phone and looks at me, scares the hell outta me, but then starts smiling. He says that he and Dr Fagan want to hold off on the Remodulin until after Dr Fagan and he can get together and look over my charts and that he has made an appointment for me to see her and let her check me out in person. Well I have an appointment on the 2nd of Jun to see her and Dr Babar, my PH specialist will meet with her on the 3rd of Jun. It really doesn't break my heart to hold off on the new med, but of course I know it could be just a temporary delay. Anyway the Saga continues, as does the stress, that is IF I let stress get to me.....which I don't.......laffin...(much).
Well guess I better get offa here before Miss Judi pops that whip again. So long from Poverty Hill.........yall come!



Anonymous said...

Sorry about the waiting, but glad you had a better 6MW :))
Remember, don't worry it only makes us sicker...I know much easier said than done..
Shopping :)) You are a wonderful husband...sure way to relieve some stress..
Give Judi my love and hugs too,
BTW Did you eat all my candy??LOl

Love all your pics:))
And my hubby probably had enough beer for all of ya..LOL

Tony said...

It's a King Conspiracy! Don't fall for it! LOL

Glad to hear you're walkin a bit better per the 6MW - Jen's right about the worrywort stuff - Keep your mind in the here & now & you'll be better off - one of my favorite words: RELAX

See ya buddy,


Merle said...

Well, Terry, you and Ellen must be competing for who is doing better.

It's great news though, I mean if you can get on something else besides the SQ or IV... go for it man...

Here's keeping fingers and toes crossed they will find an oral for you....

a phriendly hug ((((*;*))))

Colleen said...

Waiting stinks, doesn't it?? But at least you aren't on Remodulin yet! Hey, maybe you won't have to go on it?? All you can do right now is just keep yourself occupied until your new appts come around, so you're not thinking about what might happen. There isn't anything you can do now, but wait, so just enjoy yourself! Eat some more of Jen's candy!! haha!!
~Colleen :)

The Admiral said...

Can't argue with success, now, can we?

Perhaps you will be on my team for the 2008 Olympic Six Minute Walk team.