Saturday, August 8, 2009

Feeling better

Things have changed immensely since my last post. My list of complaints is about empty now.

The cotton wool spot in my eye was looked at by a retina specialist and it was determined that it was not due to the CMV. It is there because "I am no longer a teenager". It will have to be followed, but no need for immediate concern.

The CMV is about out of my system. I still get a little more tired than I should, but not often anymore. The infection control doctor said that I should be back to normal in about 2 weeks. He said this 2 weeks ago and I think he was right. I will be on medication for this for awhile and it will be followed for a long time. But for now, no worry.

The diarrhea is almost gone. I still take one immodium most days and that seems to keep it in check. I don't miss that at all. Taking my immunosuppressent meds with my meals is what caused it to become better. My last drug level test was within range, so hopefully I can continue doing this.

My blood sugars are almost back to where they were before the CMV. I was afraid to even hope for this at my worst point, so I am extremely pleased and relieved to see this. Dr. Hering said that he thought it would happen like this. I am glad to be wrong. I think the recovery of my blood sugars is paralleling the recovery from the CMV.

I am still waiting for the results of all my labwork from my one year visit to Minneapolis. My A1C was 5.7 which is 0.1 higher than at my 9 mos. visit, but the increase was due to the CMV I would assume. And it is still excellent.

The only bad thing to report is that all of my summer vacations are over. The last one was to Daytona Beach, FLA. My entire family was there, except for Cassie. Even Gary and Heather flew in from California. It was a great week and a perfect place to recoup. My only complaint was that my shins hurt from too much beach walking. Here are a few pics. At one point, we had 31 people present, and had about that the whole time. The weather was good and the games were fun.

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