About Me: Male, 60, Tarzana, CA, member since Jan 2011
I take good care of myself, but the physician recently warned me about cholesterol and told me that unless it went down in the next few months, he would put me on statins. I enjoy to eat and find it difficult to control weight gain.
I have a follow-up appt on the 28th where he said we'd know the results of about 80% of the tests, but in the meantime, he put me on another type of antibiotics (covering another spectrum of bacteria than the other antibiotics I was on), gave me something for the thrush, set me up with a steroid inhaler, and wants me to have nebulizer treatments at home until my breathing returns to normal. Other than the excessive medication/treatment over the next few weeks, I am feeling hopeful. The pulm thinks that this is an "atypical" bacterial infection...we shall see. Hope everyone else is doing well.
Hi Annalucia, thank you so much for the notes! I left an update on the board, but I'm pasting it here for you. My pulmonologist took a fairly aggressive approach, which I appreciated. I am hopeful!
I also wanted to leave an update. I saw the pulmonologist last Monday and he was fabulous. He looked over everything, had his lab draw another set of tests (including a repeat of the Valley Fever test), and scheduled me for a bronchoscopy on Friday. He collected some mucus and did a "wash" in several parts of the lung, to take specimens to culture. The only thing he noticed with certainty during the bronch was a mild case of thrush, which was likely caused by the intense antibiotics (20 days worth) I had in January.
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