Got an appointment back with the GP yesterday and it wasn’t the same one I spoke to last week. As I asked for a few more days of antibiotic she listened to my chest and said I sounded quite bad and as the letter hasn’t arrived from Brompton she phone the micro biology department and asked for the details of the bug and sensitivities. I got another week of Cipro which I hate but if it does the trick I am happy. I am growing 2 bugs she said but I think it is the pseudomonus and aspergillus as they are my constant companions and they seem to be having a party at the moment. I have a heavy growth! She also said I needed to increase my steroids again so I have. If this doesn’t work it is i.v. antibiotics and I nearly always have to be admitted as I tend to get complications so I want to avoid that. So I am behaving myself again this week and staying in making cards. More orders have arrived so I am busy anyway. Don’t sleep well on the higher prednisolone dose so I can sit in my craft room cutting away.
Storm Brian is building up at the moment and the leaves are blowing all over the place. We have a large oak tree on our road and I think we will be getting all the leaves in our garden. A nice job for my husband when the weather improves.
I received more good news on Friday as well, my bone test shows that my breaking risk is good and low. I have broken so many bones in the past. I have metal rods in both legs and used to break ribs when I did my physio but no more since I had 18 months on parathyroid hormone treatment. I also heard that another of my heart tests were okay, I do have an extra beat every so often but that is nothing to worry about. Just waiting for the echo and I will have them all. Looking good though. I also have my appointment for my trial for the inhaled anti fungal. I now have appointments up at Brompton every month until March next year. (Note to self better get a new calendar so I don’t forget them).
I feel I am being looked after and after seeing a different GP with a bit of common sense I am more positive. Life is not bad.
Keep well. x