Saturday, May 8, 2010

Doing pretty good!

Wow, I have just been thinking about how my doctor's appointment went... I thought for sure I was going to go in, but then I get there and I feel great! Why does this happen, I wondered? When I got through with my PFTs, I thought I did okay, but how do you really know if you do good until you get the results?

Some days that I thought I felt great and healthy (so to speak) I ended up in the hospital, while other days I know I felt like poo-poo (and probably looked like it too) that the doc couldn't stop talking about how much improved I was. It is always an unpredictable adventure when I go to the doctor. The only time I for sure knew I was going in the hospital was when I asked to go to the doctor. That is kind of what I want to talk about today...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Results of the Doctors Visit...

First of all, I would like to say a big "Thank you!" to J.R. who made my day when I read his comment! It made me feel good to know that someone cares for me out there! =)

Anyhoo, I went to the doctor yesterday, and thought for sure that I was going into the hospital. Again. Well.... I was wrong. My x-rays looked good, and my results for a test called a "spirometry" showed that my lung function has actually improved since January! They are not where they should be, but they are getting there!

Turns out, the reason I have been feeling yucky is because of allergies, and that is causing my asthma to really act up. So, more meds have been added to my already overflowing list, but hey, if it makes me feel better, I'll take it. I don't have to go back until August, so for the first time in 4 years I can stay home during the summer! Yay! God is good! I am setting a goal for even better lung function numbers in August, so maybe I will reach it!

I am finally out of school, and found out that I had A's and B's. This is after missing a month of school because I was in the hospital! I know I can do things that seem impossible, so... To beating CF, here I come!