Some More Good News

I know that I said I was going to post some photos of my San Francisco trip, but alas, life caught up with me. The past three wells were crazy. My in laws were visiting for my wife's birthday, and work has been so crazy busy that I had time for nothing. My home office desk looks like an episode of “Hoarders”. I have not opened any mail in four weeks and it is all piled up there, waiting to be gone through. Good thing at do everything online.

And it only proves to get even busier. I just got back from a business trip and I will be gone again next week for a week. I am not sure if I am coming or going. I was so exhausted when I got back that my luggage is still sitting in the trunk of the car along with my portable oxygen concentrator.

Enough of my whining about my busy life. I am not complaining, believe me. I love my job and would rather be busy than the alternative. But what I really wanted to write about is an update on my medical stuff. If you follow this blog, you know that I recently had a right heart catheterization which showed that I do not have pulmonary hypertension any more, and that my heart, the same one they told me would need to be transplanted by 2012, is no longer in heart failure. Because of that my pulmonary hypertension specialist took me off of the drug Tracleer, and so far I have been doing better.

I am keeping my fingers cross and being positive that I stay this way as it will take another three months for the Tracleer to work completely out of my system and them we will know for sure that the reversal is truly “permanent”. More than that, the results also showed that my PFO or hole in my heart is now completely closed, and there is no longer a leak. It took almost six years for the repair to take, but the good news is that I am now off the drug Plavix. And also Digoxin. Yeah! My phantom bruising will now come to an end.

My doctor told me yesterday that I made him so happy because everyday he has to put people on medications and with me he is able to remove drugs and a doctor rarely gets to do that with chronic cases.

So that's a brief update on me. Continuing to baffl doctors by getting better. Hope you have a fabulous week too.


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