Thursday, January 05, 2012
Well- the good news is that after just 3 weeks of using the 40mg/daily steroids, the lung doctor has determined that it isn't helping! I get to taper off the prednisone. Of course, some of the weight / fat distribution damage ( etc) has been done but, within a week or so, I will hit my maximum "worst-case-scenario".
Hopefully, after that, it's just working my way back down. I have a bronchoscopy and biopsy scheduled for 1/13- still no determination on why I'm still sick since August.. No clue as to the lungs/breathing/wheezing, or the fatigue ( as my top two complaints). Next steps are endocrinologist visit and infectious med visit ( supposedly doesnt mean it's contagious.. just they they are the "mystery diagnosis" doctors).
On a positive note, I did manage 400 calories on the elliptical on Wed morning.. Of course my lungs were burning after about 3 minutes but I pressed on, took it slow and kept on for the 400 calories.