May 8,2017 - Here is another update regarding my progress: I am still trying to be the best patient I can be and the healing is very gradual but does seem to be going in a good direction still for the most part. One of the medicines, valcyte, that prevents CMV (cytomegalovirus) and other viral infections has caused my white cell blood count to fall to very low levels several times; has been somewhat of an issue, then they take me off of it and my count returns to what is considered the normal range and then they put me back on it and it plummets again; have been off of it the last two weeks and my white cell count is normal at the present time. Still working to regain my strength and Praying I can get back all the muscle strength I lost while still dealing with this polymyositis situation. Still happy my breathing seems so much better than before. We are doing the best we can keeping up with the deductibles and copays. Diann and I definitely Thank God for Your continued Prayers and support that has truly helped us and Inspired us in so many ways. We Love You All and we continue to ask for Your consideration regarding my Help Hope Live campaign. God Bless You All - always.
Mar 15, 2017
March 11, 2017 - The bronchoscopy procedure to freeze and remove the polyps was successful as we were shown from the before and after scope pictures. I was a little more relaxed and more on the sleepy side than I expected to be after the procedure. From here they will be having the polyps sent off for a biopsy type analysis and we will know more about those results in the days to come. Although I was not feeling any discomfort before yesterday's bronchoscopy and I do not seem to be feeling any discomfort since the bronchoscopy procedure was completed, all we can do is await their findings and update You again when we know more. For now, it seems like everything is as it should be and all systems are a go. Thank You All again for Your Prayers and Support. Love and Prayers to You All.
Have a very Enjoyable Weekend.
Mar 09, 2017
update # 3 - March 9, 2017: Here is an update regarding my healing and overall feeling. I have been getting a little stronger and am breathing better than I have in many years. My chest is still...
Jan 25, 2017
January 19, 2017: The "sternal plating" surgical procedure performed on 1 / 13 / 2017 was successful and we are indeed so very Thankful to our Heavenly Father above for this Blessing. I am still a...
Jan 09, 2017
January 9, 2017: Here is an update about my present situation: I have not been feeling bad at all - I have been breathing good overall - my strength has been improving, it is most definitely kind...