I was finally discharged from CTCA this afternoon (Sunday)! I even drove myself home for the first time. I haven’t gotten much sleep the past few days (my fault) so I was a little tired from driving, but otherwise I felt great! I met up with a couple of friends today and enjoyed the afternoon just like I would before I was diagnosed…it almost felt normal again!
I believe the next time I go back to CTCA is on Wednesday for rehab and follow-up appointments with each doctor. When I was discharged today, the doctors increased my methadone dosage and gave me some other meds that are low-grade steriods. This should help with some of the stomach issues and nausea I have been experiencing. I am hoping that this time we have the magic concoction and I can start focusing on improving my strength and stamina instead of sleeping all day.
I don’t have a caregiver for another week or so, so this will be interesting to see how my first week “on my own” goes. Wish me luck!
Link to blog: http://themelissawaller.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/home-again-2/