|Willows of the Night|
Everything is continuing to track well on the health front. I haven’t had any major GVHD flare-ups in a long time now and we are continuing on our weekly taper. This Friday I reached the 50mg milestone for my prednisone dose (if you remember I used to be at 200mg) and next week I scheduled to hit 40mg. This constant tapering has really helped to keep my spirits high. J
This week was quite a busy week for as I had two hospital visits. The first was just the basic bi-weekly checkup which went smoothly. On Thursday I was back for two appointments.
Puff and Blow
This is what Al always calls the tests I had first thing. It is a pulmonary function test but essentially the tests are testing your Big Bad Wolf ability to huff and puff and blow a house down. They did this test before my transplant to get my baseline and going forward it allows them to see if the radiation or GVHD is degrading my lung capacity. I huffed and puffed but didn’t blow any houses down J I haven’t noticed too much difference in my lungs so I am quite curious to see the results the next time I go in for a checkup.
Touching my Heart
The second appointment on Thursday was something I have been looking forward to it for quite some time now. Since I came out of the hospital I knew that I wouldn’t have the true feeling of moving to the recovery stage until my Hickman Line was taken out. Thursday this wonderful day finally came and the tube was pulled from my heart. I kept the line as a souvenir, although I am not sure what I am going to do with it just yet.
I have to come up with some creative way to display the many mementos I have collected from this journey. I am just not quite sure how yet.
If you haven’t noticed already, I have changed the template of the blog slightly. I have added a new page at the top labeled “365 Days of Photos”. If you click this page it will take you to a site that I have created to document each day’s photo. I have written a little blurb for each photo so I hope you enjoy. I would love to hear feedback and comments.
The weather this April has made it a real challenge for me and my photography. Almost every day it is raining but it is guaranteed to be overcast. And even good overcast with contrasts in the clouds, just flat boring grey. I have managed to keep up the photo journey but I have had to be quite creative in finding ways to shoot. The past two nights I have tried my hand at night photography. That has been quite a challenging but rewarding experience. The lighting changes so much faster at night, you are always changing your camera. It has been a good way for me to get used to my camera though. I have included my three favorite shots so far. There is much room for improvement but as always I would love to hear your thoughts.
The rest of my Free Time
When I am not shooting with my camera I am usually reading about photography. This past week I began another little side project and started bringing everything I have learnt so far to try and create a beginners photography course. It is still in the infancy so stay tuned. J
Well that is all from me. I hope everyone has a great Easter Weekend.
|Canadian Real Estate|