Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Is it Wednesday already?

Time is flying. Where has the week gone? Tomorrow I'm headed back to Duke for an appointment with my favorite doctor... my lung transplant pulmonologist. He'll be looking at my Prograf level to make sure we are on track with the lower dose that I'm on, and also my kidney function. Of course, he will also be looking at my pulmonary function tests like always. My numbers were down a little bit last time, so we are hoping they are back up.

I think I'm over-diuresing (if that's even a word). I've been on a diuretic since about a month post-kidney-transplant. I was getting swelling around my ankles and in my fingers, so they started me on that. It's very common for someone who's just had a kidney tx to be on a diuretic. The past few days, I've been very dizzy when I stand up, my skin is starting to dry out, and my weight is down below 100 again. I know that part of that could be my decreased appetite because of the nausea, but I'm also thinking that I'm dehydrating myself. We'll discuss that as well tomorrow. My blood pressure was the lowest it has been in months last night, which of course could be a sign of dehydration, and thus, the cause of my dizziness.

Please pray for a friend of mine... A. A's kitchen caught on fire Monday night, and did right much damage to the kitchen and some smoke damage in other parts of the house. A's family has been through a lot in the past couple of years. It seems like it's one thing after another. We were just talking about going to the Cayman Islands with them this summer. I'm not sure if that will still be on or not.

Here is just one more reason I am thankful for my Mac! :)

I hope all of you are having a great hump day. I'll update after my appointment tomorrow.


Juliana said...

Thinking of you and praying for your friend...

Aubrey said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow! I hope all goes well!

Sorry to hear about your friend. When it rains, it pours.