Monday, May 4, 2009

Still Waiting

It seems that I am always waiting for something. Last week I ordered through two gallons of energy and a half pound of motivation; it hasn't arrived yet. While I was visiting the Urology department today, one of our nurses asked what my health score was. Honestly, I had to report it at about 77. I think it still may be from all of the medication changes. My doctor put me back on the exotic anti fungal at the same time that I stopped my steroids. Sue, the heart transplant nurse warned me that it can take a month to recover adrenal function sufficient to supply the body's basic needs.

The great news this week is that Barbie will take her last Organic/Biochemistry exam on Wednesday. She has spent the last 4 months studying all of her waking hours and 30% of her sleeping hours. Caitlin has an important test on Wednesday as well; her driving test to get her license. It is a big day when the 'baby' of the family can jump in your car and just take off on her own. I guess that means we're done being parents. No worries.

My medical assistant, Dina, told me in no uncertain terms that she would not let me come back to work until I had a note from my doctor. Dr Sardar, my good friend and oncologist, provided me with such a note and, 'barring some unforeseen incident', I will return on June 15th. I will, however, start at part-time.


Some doubters might say that a person with amyloidosis will overcome it 'when pigs fly'.
However, I have already noticed that the swine flu.
(I couldn't resist)


Wendy said...

oh...I had sympathy for you right up until that attempt at a joke. :)

Dana Nanigian said...

I am so happy for you that you will be back at work soon. Trust me, once you work part-time, you will never want to go back to full time. Good luck!