Mom and I got to the apartment about 6pm tonight. I was much sorer than I thought I’d be. Too much activity today. When I got home I took two pain pills and laid on the bed watching a History Channel program about Air Force One and made a few calls. Keith and I talked a while about our mutual experience. I really appreciate the very thoughtful and well stated post that he left tonight.
I got a “sack full” of pills to take. Many of which will change or be eliminated in the coming weeks. The medicines would be in excess of $4,000 per month without insurance. With my insurance it was $330. It will be cheaper in the future as the dosages go down.
For those of you interested I’m taking 2 anti-rejection meds, 2 blood pressure meds, 2 antibiotics, 1 anti-fungal, 1 stomach acid reducer, insulin to reduce blood sugar which is raised by the anti-rejection meds. Most of these medicines have to be taken in various dosages and exactly 12 hours apart.
I go to clinic at 8:40 in the morning. It will either be really long or really short. I predict blood work and more education. It all sounds really simple on paper but is really quite complicated when it comes to keeping up with all the medicines. Hopefully, as I get used to the process it will become more simple.
Also, I have to keep up with my weight, temperature, urine output and blood sugar daily.
It will be very nice to not be waken up 3 times tonight. However, it will be a little hard to get used to sleeping in a flat bed. As much as I hated the hospital bed, it was adjustable and that helps sometimes.