Well we made it through another day of pre-transplant testing. I'm worn out today from all the walking around (columbia Presbyterian is a huge complex), and the exercise stress test was really tough.
Everything went well, the meeting with the psychologist was fine, but the joker in me kept wanting to ask him why any of it was his business.....and when he asked if I have ever done coke I wanted to say....why you got any?...LOL, but I kept my jokes in control and made it through. The only question that shocked me was he asked if I ever used anabolic steroids which I thought was a very odd question to ask. I guess because they knew I was a bodybuilder he was checking to see if I was being truthful.
The social worker was cool and yet again pointed out the cost and lifetime commitment needed for transplant. When going through transplant it seems everyone always points out the costs. It makes me wonder who in the hell says to themselves, I'm dying but maybe I better not choose life saving surgery because it costs money now and in the future.
I'm almost done with my second week of a three week course of IVs (Merrem and Tobra) and am feeling better. No way could I have gotten through yesterday if my health was like it was a few weeks ago.
Things are looking up, I'm going to send a message to Columbia to see when I could expect to be listed.