Friday, December 10, 2010


Evidently I do not have ABPA  First off, how about a little aside on the blood work.  (Believe me, THIS is worth an "aside".)  While having my blood drawn I asked for an approximate time-line for the results.  The kind and talented lady said "weeeeeeellllll we don't do this particular test very often and it's going to a lab in San Juan, Capistrano... "  Seriously?  Yes, seriously.  I will no longer complain about the $16 copay for blood draws.  I'm only familiar with the name Capistrano because of the old song....  I wasn't even certain it was a real place.  Well, it is.  And the people of the lab of Capistrano have verified that I do NOT have ABPA.  So.  Nice.  Now I can come off the steroids maybe?  Apparently I will know more next week after there is some kind of discussion as to the next best step.  I have finally gotten my head around the new schedule and it's not that bad....  Vest, Nebs, Exercise, Inhalers, Maintenance Azithromycin.  It's just a bloody good thing I'm not trying to hold down a job at the same time.


  1. Great news about the ABPA! I don't know if I really have it or not(never checked after initial diagnosis), don't much care, I wouldn't do anything differently anyway :) That schedule sounds like no fun at all, but I do understand! I will spare you the "Keep it up" and other such comments ;) I am glad to hear about the ABPA though!

    Can't wait to finally meet up with you this spring/summer! Pet that Drake dog for us!

    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  2. I wasn't that worried about having it or not having it but my CF team were pretty one-sided in their hopes that I DIDN'T have it due to the steroid use. So I'm pretty stoked about NOT having it too! I can't WAIT to meet you two either! Bear in mind I WILL be checking your van to make sure you don't try to abscond with Drake!!!!


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