Saturday, January 19, 2013

Health Update January 2013

 Yesterday I had my visit to the eye specialist at UNM.  We redid some tests and blood work (the tests were an OCT and an FA, for the more technically-oriented of you who would want to know.) And my results were mixed.  While there continues to be no swelling in my macula (a good thing) and while my leaky blood vessels have improved, the leakiness is not gone as we had hoped.  That is our goal, so we must continue to pursue it.  For now, that means increasing my dosage of cellcept (the immune-suppressant I have been on for the last 10 weeks or so).  We will increase the drug, and assuming I continue to tolerate it well, we will te-check and retest in March.  If at that time those vessels are still leaking, we will ave to add another drug to the cellcept. 

If you are still with me, and have lasted the last year praying for me, I am very grateful, Gentle Reader.  I would appreciate your continued prayers that the birdshot chorioretinopathy will be effectively stopped in its tracks by the cellcept, and that we will not have to add any other drug regimen.  And while you're at it, could you please ask for a return of some modicum of energy for me, an improvement in my sight, and relief from the migraines acting up lately? Thank you!


Sheila said...

Praying for you, Chris.

Juanita Stauffer said...

Continuing to pray. Thanks for the update.

New Mexico Nancy said...

Still praying. Love from all of us.