Monday, September 30, 2013

No news is good news, again

Oh My Goodness!!! Has it really been that long since I made an entry???  Well, just know that Glenn has  still been stable, for the most part, all this time. His blood pressure runs high despite being on 5 medications for it. The Nephrologist started Glenn  on a sixth one, but that one only lasted a week before Glenn stopped taking  it. It caused him to gain 10 lbs of  fluid in one week, and he didn't feel good on it. Next the Dr. increased the dosage to double of one of his 5 meds, and that just wiped him out totally; he slept most of the time and felt totally drained. So we made the decision to cut that dose a little and it seems to be working, at least as far as how he is feeling. So far his bp is ok, but seems like it starts to creep up again. I'll let you know how that turns out.
We were planning a 19 day trip out West to see the Grand Canyon and visit relatives and friends, but last week Glenn said that he didn't think he was up to driving for that long of a time. So we have cancelled those plans and are tossing around ideas for a few smaller trips. No solid plans for anything yet.
This week is a full week for us. Today Glenn had several meetings for different things; tomorrow a clinic appt for him, (and Dr. appt for me); Wednesday is a trip to G'ville for a check on his lab values and particularly to check on his LCDD level; Thursday more meetings, and Friday he has a workshop/seminar (on customer service) which he is very excited about. (And I  also have an eye Dr. appt, using my new eligibility for Medicare, maybe, if the problem qualifies as a medical problem; yes, that means I turn 65 next week).
So all that said, Glenn is doing pretty well, all things considered. I will let you know how the trip to G'ville goes and what we find out.

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