January 31, 2010
2/1/2010 9:48 PM
Of course for those of you who know it, you know Mayo is an amazing place. We were admitted at 6:30 am, saw our internist by 7:00, had three tests by 10:00, breakfast but because i was still fasting only yogurt, then two more tests by 1:30, then one more before we tried to get them to rearrange a few tests for the rest of the week. They did and now we will be done (we hope) by Feb 5 instead of the 15th.
As you know the pulmonologists in Naples said it wasn't my lungs, it was my heart. The new guy here looked up some old tests, compared them with the ones i had just a week ago when i was in the hospital before coming here and pronounced my lungs were at least 3/4 worse now, therefore we have a lung problem here not heart based. there may be some involvement with my polymyalgia, but the next few days specific tests will show if that is right. Meanwhile, we are exhausted but feeling confident they will find what they are looking for.
i will have the biopsy at the end of the week to rule out (or in) Sjogren's disease. this is the one i refused in naples because i didn't think they could do it safely enough. i am very glad i am here and it will be done here.
tomorrow is another day of 4 different tests than i have ever had. hopefully we WILL get in a nap before a nice dinner. some very lovely restaurants in downtown Rochester almost all reachable by underground walkways. Walter is getting some workout wheeling me all over.
thanks for all the good wishes. talk to you tomorrow.
love, Judy and Walter
Posted by jaselin at January 31, 2010 08:24 AM