To reiterate what I posted last in Part 7: The wound is still not completely closed, so the plastic surgeon told me to stop using the zinc oxide and just use a dry dressing, changing it once a day.
Today, I saw my psychiatrist and got a new Rx for Lexapro. He wrote for #90, which will save me a little money. I see him again in 3 or 4 mos. They will send me the appt.
I had some time to spare today, so picked up the jacket I left at the PS's office on Tues. I also went to the Transplant Center and left a written note for my Transplant Coordinator regarding the SOB I'm experiencing again, from fluid around my lungs. I also asked for an Rx for either Atarax or cholestyramine for the intense itching I've had for some months, which continues to spread.
She called me around 5 PM and said that the liver docs can't continue to manage the fluid and she needs to talk to Pulmonology about
it. Also, she said there is no evidence from my labs early this month that I have problems with bile salts. So she said to get Claritin or Zyrtec. I really have my doubts about
either of them working, but will hold off until next Fri. since it's the end of the month now and money is scarce. The thing is that my labs have never been a true reflection of what's going on with me or how I feel. And I forgot to tell her that I'm retaining fluid in my belly again. Well, next time we speak.
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Liver transplant recipient, Oct. 27, 2011, at Mayo Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
Post Edited (hep93) : 7/27/2013 1:30:15 PM (GMT-6)