Canceled and Rebooked Surgery

Last updated: January 2023

I am sure some of you are wondering where I went to. I have been having issues with receiving emails and being able to post.

I had service working on it for a while now. Anyway, I was finally able to post a reply so here goes.

Surgery canceling

So, my surgery for December 15th got canceled and rebooked for January 12th. I requested my pre-op be rebooked because still sick.

So pre-op January 4th. These dates are working out better for me as now my daughter can take me down. Before I was having a hard time getting rides for early am for a 2 hr drive or more in rush hour time into Toronto. It was meant to be. 

Respirologist diagnosis

Now, I had to reschedule an appointment with the respirologist as I won't be able to make the January appointment and was able to get it for December 15th, go figure.

I have now officially been diagnosed by the respirologist with RA-related ILD. He has put me on BREO ELLIPTA once-a-day inhaler (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol dry powder for oral inhalation).

Fatty tissue

On another note, I don't remember if I had mentioned, my CT scan of my thyroid has come back that I no longer have a thyroid it has turned to fatty tissue. The same result happened with the lesion on my liver, it is fatty tissue also.

I am turning into fat lol even though I have lost 33 lbs since September. No diet supplements are being used.

Anyway, thank you all for listening and showing care with your replies. A very Merry CHRISTMAS and a Wonder New Years to all.

This was to be posted in December so just left it as was.

Blessings and Prayers,

Casmere

Part 2: A Post-Surgery Update

Now, an add-on, yes had my surgery on January 12, was in the hospital till the 14th then home. All went well.

I had my in-office appointment with my rheumatologist on the 9th, he sent information to my surgeon about prednisone protocol.

Hypogammaglobulinemia & RA

Now, he, the rheumatologist gave me a letter that I have to present to doctors I see for infections at the ER and clinics that I have hypogammaglobulinemia.

He goes on to say "my course has not marked by recurrent sinopulmonary, nor other infections to warrant chronic prophylactic immunoglobulin therapy. However, should this patient should present with acute infection, or suspected infection, in addition to the usual workup, consideration should be given a single treatment dose of immunoglobulins, specifically intravenous immunoglobulin 600mh/kg."

He goes on with bloodwork protocols and premeds etc, etc.

I also have a letter about total joint replacement. I am sure a lot if you have one.

Anyway, that has been what has gone on with me over this course of time.

Blessings and Prayers

Casmere

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