Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A bit better...

I just wanted to let you know that I'm feeling a bit better. It seems like the mornings are a bit rough, but by about mid-afternoon I have been doing better and have more energy. Maybe that's when the steroids are in full force! lol I have been sleeping well, which is something that normally doesn't happen when I'm on steroids, so I'm thankful for that! Thank you for the prayers, they are working, and please keep 'em coming!

Friday, April 5, 2013


I contacted my doctor's office this week due to not feeling well lately. I asked about getting some antibiotics, and while on the phone I asked about the latest sputum culture. The doctor said she had her nurse looking up some stuff on the computer and would call me tomorrow. Well...tomorrow was yesterday and the nurse called to tell me that the WRONG sputum culture was ordered/processed 8 weeks ago!!! I can't tell you how mad I was. When I called the office approximately a month ago, I had asked if mycobacterium had shown up yet and the nurse kind of fumbled around and I got the idea that she really didn't know exactly what she was looking for, so I asked, "Do you see the word 'mycobacterium' anyplace on the report?" and she said no, so I was a bit uneasy, but took that as a good sign. I should have pushed and made sure the correct test had been ordered at that point.

I had to give another sample yesterday, and so now I have to wait approx 8 weeks until this one grows out, unless mycobacterium shows up before then, which I hope it doesn't!

If I may ask for your prayers, I'd ask that you pray that no mycobacterium would show up on the sputum culture and also, I have been feeling pretty rough lately, and I hope the antibiotics and steroids I'm starting today will make me feel better, but prayers work a whole lot faster!

Thanks and have a good weekend.