Sunday, August 8, 2010
R & R
On Saturday, I went to my mom's pool, then was a little sluggish from the sun (I guess) at my yoga class. I went out with my mom for Indian food that evening. Today I slept in, ran a couple of errands, and then came home and did some stuff around the house. I even exercised on the elliptical machine. I also made several phone calls and caught up with out-of-town folks.
I am feeling better, mentally I mean. I have hardly had any abdominal pain since my GI appt last week. While I'm not convinced whatever it is has gone away, I do think it is at least not urgent, so that is good. My appt was kind of a flop. I didn't much like the doctor...I won't say more than afterward Todd said "it seemed like she kept forgetting you have CF." Yeah. That won't do. Also, she wanted to do an endoscopy, which I am not convinced is necessary. So I asked my CF doctor to refer me to another GI doctor at UNC, which is where all of my other doctors are. I am much more comfortable with that because if I do have to have any kind of procedure, everyone will be on the same page and my doctors will be the ones consulted if there are any issues.
In other news, my dad was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and is doing better. My step mom also sounds better. That is a bit of a relief. I want to try to go up and see him sometime between when we get back from Montana (early Sept) and Thanksgiving, when I plan on going up there again.
And the consistent bright spot...my lungs continue to be really good. I don't feel like my PFTs accurately reflect how good I'm feeling. I have continued to go down on my Prednisone (I am at 3mg/day now) with no ill effects except for some pain while exercising today that I believe may be due to a little increased inflammation or my body getting used to this past taper. I know I wouldn't have been able to go down on Prednisone this easily without the NAC. Hurray!