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Showing posts from August, 2016

Getting closer – Health Update

Inova Fairfax Hospital - my hospital

It has been a year since I started pulmonary rehabilitation, and about nine months since I started the transplant work up process. I’ve finished all of the transplant tests, and everything came back just fine except my teeth. Go figure.

I’ve almost lost all the weight I have to lose to be listed and expect I will be there by my appointment in Sept. Ideally, I will still have to lose more weight, but at least I’ll be able to be listed if they decide it is now time. I have a feeling they will.

Sometimes I’m not sure if my take on symptoms is paranoia, or if it is accurate. I do feel like there has been some progression over the summer. My cough is worse. When my oxygen does fall, it takes longer to pop back up again.

The dental stuff has turned into quite the saga. I need a root canal. Everyone knows I’ve never been an easy dental patient to start with, but now it is worse. It isn’t the dentist. It is me. When you know someone is…