Thursday, March 24, 2011

Julie had her first post op. pulmonary function test (PFT) yesterday. She didn't know what to expect. I won't tell you specifics because now she's not drugged and I don't get away with that anymore; but the lead RT from the CF clinic told her it was the highest she has seen from transplant patients. Julie was really excited to hear that especially since she has had to dial back her walking and rehab. Her knee is really inflamed. We think it's something called water on the knee. It could also be some of the side effects of the meds. She is taking less pain meds so she is experiencing some pain. She's determined to get off them. "I don't want to be on them if I don't have to." She said they make her a little sleepy and she'll feel guilty for not being up walking and working her lungs. She felt that way in the hospital too.

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