so i went to the pulmonologist yesterday. he had me do another pulmonary function test, which came back exactly the same as last time i did one, which was in January. my levels were half of what they should of been. so now i have to go get another CT-scan and Echocardiogram to see if there is fluid or inflammation around my heart and lungs again. in a way i hope there is so they can know what is wrong and fix it...because if there ISNT fluid, then that means something else is
Yesterday was a learning experience. Wake up early, nauseated from the early activity, drive to hospital, check in at emergency room wait in hall - standing, room packed with very sick people, stress about getting a virus, called to window, sign papers explain that I have a compromised immune system and must not be around sick people - asked to wait, stand in hall waiting, secondary phlebotomist says I must have a blood draw to test hematocrit and must wait in the emergency room with the sick people
so today, for my graduation project i've changed my topic. i am now doing on Lupus. i figured it would only be appropriate and i mean, i know so much about it...and i HAVE it. so its not going to be hard to work with!
for my tangible product, im using...ME! lol
plus this way, me doing my project on lupus, i can raise some kind of awareness to people at school. cuz people dont understand mainly because they dont know what lupus is and everything. but i plan on changing
I guess I'll use this blog feature to tell a little bit about my story and how I was eventually diagnosed.
Back in the beginning of September 2008, I started noticing some pains in my fingers. The pain would only be in one place at a time, and then it would move to another finger a few days later. Eventually this trend spread to my wrists, arms, knees, and ankles. It just kept moving around but it was never really in more than one place at a time. I thought I was crazy and had
so today was my methotrexate day. i take it every sunday... hate making my amount of pills 8...to 14! but its for the best i guess. haha
today was a nice warm day. so i actually went out and rode my bike! a first in like a year! and it felt good to do it and not be sore. although i had to take some breaks to catch my breath. i hate how i get so winded so fast anymore! but we'll find out why that happens when i see the pulmonologist on weds.
i went shopping too!