The Health Journey Continues

I’ll be heading to Duke Medical Center again this week, mainly for followup to the recent episodes of rejection following my 2008 double-lung transplant.  Rejection has been a common theme throughout my health journey.  Not sure if this is just another “bump in the road” or something more significant.  I never know until they have done all the testing, poking and prodding they do each time I visit.

Lately though, I have not been feeling great.  I know something is going on but not sure what.  I’ve been having issues I’ve never had before.  In early September I had the second of two Solumedrol infusions within less than two months of each other, and don’t think I’ve bounced back from those.  In case you don’t know, Solumedrol is an infusion (IV) of 1500mg of Prednisone spread out over three days.  (500mg per day)  It REALLY can affect you in some not so pleasant ways, although my body usually bounces back fairly quick.  Not so much this time.

So, off to Duke I go this week to what’s in store.  Each time I go, I’m reminded just how fragile this life I now live really is.  But I am grateful for the time the Lord has given me up to now.  Borrowed time that I didn’t deserve, yet God, in His mercy and grace, has allowed.

Grateful for this journey!