Saturday, April 04, 2009
Update from the Inside
I am making some progress though. My PFTs yesterday show some improvement in my FEV1. It's up to 1.48 from 1.4L on Tuesday. The really good news is that my vital capacity (the total amount of air my lungs take in) has improved dramatically. This means that I'm finally clearing out a lot of the gunk that was clogging up my lungs. This has been a long time comming.
I've gotten more serious about my CPT, and am asking the respiratory therapists to do not just my uppers, but my sides as well. It's painful to be beating on my ribcage that much, but the doc has prescibed morphine to help with that. Amazingly, the morhpine doesn't make me tired and sleepy like I wish it would. I'd give just about anything right now to be able to sleep better.
I hope you are able to get some much needed sleep (not just rest but SLEEP).
I certainly can understand your being lonely & bored and wanting to be home doing normal things. I felt like that the few times I was in. I'm glad you are starting to get the gunk out - I can't imagine needing morphine because of the CPT. That must really be hurting!
I go to clinic on Wed.