After nine months of IV Therapy augmented with oral medication, I am off IV Therapy. It’s exciting and scary. I’m a realist, will party after doctor releases me. It is common to complete treatment only to have it return. I am optimistic and believe what you think is where you’re going. I want to find myself in good health to explore rebuilding my life.
New Treatment Protocol: One year course of oral medication
I’ve included comments from 5/31/16 office visit.
Continued severe memory loss worse since phone consultation, continued overall pain
More profoundly fatigued, pain from fall also a factor, Patient noted having more SVT, Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, lower edema
Tenderness in right knee with swelling noted, questionable hepatomegaly
Patient to follow-up with Cardiologist, MRI on right knee, continued air hunger, follow-up with Chest X-Ray
Increased dosage of Morphine Patch, patient will follow-up with labs to update ammonia, ferritin, iron and TIBC. H&H levels have dropped.
I’ll continue to fight like hell expecting a positive outcome. I will choke down the huge pills and be grateful.