Hi Pat Lucy and redrose, I just wanted thank you for your kindness. I got through the surgeon ok. He was a nice man straight forward shoot from the hip kind of guy. Wish I am glad about. He said I need to lose weight which I already knew. I told him I had already started on the treadmill. He was happy about that. He said I have a 5% chance of not making it thru surgery. I told him I'll take my chances. He also said 50% people with lung transplants make it to 5 years. He did say that since I am so young it might be possible that I can get another transplant if needed.
I have to have a carotid endarterectomy. He wants that done before anything else gets done. I was hoping we could bypass that one but he seems to want it done sooner then later.
Well I had a long day I'm gonna lay down
thanks again and pat thanks for the call and I hope you and hubby get better soon.
love ya all
Hi Joan and Lynnwood, thanks for replying. Yes it all went well but I don't look forward to having my neck cut open especially my corotid artery. I never heard of them doing it this way. I know they use the balloon and the stint or whatever but the surgeon didn't want to do it that way.
Mostly I wish they would give me my steroids back. I have to type with my two fingers because my joints hurt so bad. My thumbs are swollen and I can't raise my hands over my head. Well I have to get ready for my PT class.
I'm glad all went well with the surgeon about your transplant. Sorry to hear about the neck surgery, I'd be scared too. I've tried calling you a couple of times. I know we've been playing phone tag for the past few days.
I'm sorry I've not been around to much. I was totally wiped out from being at my dad's and then I had my first dose of remicade which has kicked my butt. Then we had some bad news about Nikita and I'm trying to be a rock for my child and not give into hysterics myself. My daughter was told that she may have MCTD and she also has Fibro at the young age of 16. She's crawled into my bed and doesn't want to get up. It's been trying this week she had final exams. They didn't go to well. So please forgive me for not being there as much as I'd like to. I'm hoping things will settle down and I'll start to feel better and I'll have more energy for all the wonderful ppl here.
Carol you hang in there and know you're in my prayers. I wish you the best and I love you too. Take care and I hope you start to feel a bit better.