Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finally a light at the end of the tunnel...

Well its been a long week and a half since I have been home from the hospital. I got home on Tuesday (the 11th) and proceeded to feel worse and not better. I had a dr appointment on that Friday (the 14th) which I barely made it to because I felt that crappy. I explained to the dr that I felt the abx he had me on weren't doing anything and that they should probably be switched.

He agreed and switched both abx which I am supposed to do for 2 more weeks for a grand total of 5 1/2 weeks of medication. It sucks but the good news is tomorrow is only a week on the new abx and I feel better than I did the whole time on the old abx. I am also on 50mg of prednisone every other day for the rest of the time too so of course I have been needing insulin.

Luckily my little sister doesn't start her sophomore year till Monday so she has stayed with me the whole week and has been such a great help. I couldn't have done it without her. She has been my personal chef making sure I eat a good breakfast and lunch everyday. We have a two story house and when I feel really crappy I hate going downstairs if I don't absolutely have to and skipping a meal isn't an option for me especially when I am sick. I don't know many 15 yr olds that are that great I am lucky to have such a great baby sister! :-)

I am going to see Dr. Faverio tomorrow so I will let you know how I do. I have to do PFT's for the Azli study because the last ones I did were longer than 30 days ago. I don't think they are going to be to good since I still have a week of abx but you never know. Just be visualizing good numbers for me!


Katey said...

I'm glad you are feeling better after the switch of the antibiotics! I'll be praying they really kick in and you get to feeling so MUCH better!!!

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

May I ask what abx you switched to? And which one did you switch from?


Jen said...

I was on Zosyn and Amikacin and then he switched me to Merrem and Ceftazidime.

OceanDesert said...

Hi Jen! How'd your appt go? Feeling better still w/ the new abx? I'm sending good vibes your way, my friend!!!

ps. I did go to the gym pre-tx. Until I was O2 dependent, I would take yoga there and do the weight machines and treadmill. But once I needed O2, which was for about 2 yrs b/f the tx, I only went and walked on the treadmill cuz it seemed easier to do weights at home since then I wouldn't have an o2 tank to lug around. Did you ever try those Core Secrets DVD's? If so, what did you think??