Well it looks like April is going to be a very busy month for our household. Today I went to see an eye specialist because my eyes are always watering. It turns out my tear ducts are both messed up. One of them had to be routered out because it had grown closed for whatever reason and the other one was evidently severed a long time ago. It was still draining so they decided to leave it alone. I had a needle jabbed in my eyelid so that they could numb it, and then to make it worse I had to sit there and watch the doctor poke around my eye because I obviously couldn't shut them while the doctor did his job. Well, I guess I could have shut one eye but that wouldn't have helped me. I go back in two weeks. Later this month I am having another CT scan and then I am having another endoscopy. The last endoscopy really hurt. As soon as they started the IV line it burned like crazy. Oh what fun. I am going to try and see if I can talk my transplant coordinator into letting me get my blood work done too. I also have another blood lab I need get done this coming week and I have to get in to see the dentist.
Lately I have noticed new things are beginning to happen. I am having a difficult time with shortness of breath. I think I have fluid in my lungs. I will have to see my primary doctor about this. Whenever I over exert myself my chest feels oddly different and sometimes when I'm talking I can't finish my sentences because I run out of breath. My cramps still come and go but I found that if I slip one of those elastic knee braces over my calves at night I don't get any cramps. This seems to work. Life is good.
Oh yeah, and next week my wife is having sinus reconstruction surgery with follow ups for the next six weeks. Thank heaven for insurance.