Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Through with Photo

Today was my last "unofficial" day of my photo sessions. I said my goodbyes...well, sort of. I am done with it at least until my internship is over, and more than likely for good. As I've said before though, since I'm technically quitting this on my own, I will submit my body to needed testing to make sure NOT doing photo isn't doing more damage than harm! I've had my share of this treatment, and I'm ready to be done with it...for good!

I didn't sleep well last night and my photo sessions leave me feeling pretty tired. So I will probably try and go to bed early tonight! My coordinator and I did decide on Monday to go ahead and start me on a 2nd oral antibiotic to help kill this infection! So hopefully the combination of the two abx, and no photo, will leaving me feeling pretty good for the internship!!

Still waiting to hear when my GI test is rescheduled for. They wouldn't let me reschedule it myself (although I've already done it once)...so had to turn it over to my transplant coordinator to see if she can schedule it for me (which would be quicker than calling my GI doctor who actually ordered it)...It's a complicating situation. I'm hoping I will be able to get it done on Friday, and return to my GI doctor next week before my internship starts.

Labs from yesterday were about the same as clinic last week: WBC count: 2.9, HCT: 28, Creatnine: 0.8. My calcium and potassium levels were a below the minimum normal value..so I'm gonna make sure I take my calcium this week and try to eat a few foods with potassium in them. My calcium levels are ALWAYS WAY ABOVE normal...so not too worried about the low level today. But my potassium levels (like Magnesium) frequently drop...and to avoid having to get IV potassium...I'm going to try and resolve it on my own.

School starts back officially for me tomorrow....although my professors probably won't begin assignments until Monday...or at least that's what I'm hoping!

Oh..and I finally ordered the "Sick Girl Speaks" book and are excited to begin reading it tonight!