He explained that my lungs are getting worse rapidly. He showed me on the computer how each test that I have had shows the progression of my symptoms and I could actually see on the computer that they were worse now than in December and worse yet again than even 3 weeks ago. (Oh and we discovered I DO have 3 cracked ribs from all the coughing! No wonder I'm in so much pain!)
I have a new and major meds regimen that I have already started. The doctor was forthright - my back is against the wall and we are really at a life threatening situation as I am deteriorating rapidly and they have to stop it NOW! If we can't stop the deterioration, I will need a lung transplant!
Are you talking to me, doctor? Transplant? I came hoping to find out that I wasn’t crazy and I really was as sick as I felt and they’d be able to tell me what it was, prescribe treatment and I would go home and get better.
The doctor from Mayo even gave me his card and said I could call him anytime and he would call me back within 24 hours! He even called me while I was traveling home. He wanted to know how I was doing and if I had gotten back to Chicago. GREAT doctor!