Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
You'll never guess what I got for V Day...
A bronchoscopy and a hospital stay. Oh yay! Aren't I just so lucky!!!!!
I was totally dreading the bronchoscopy (tube stuck down your throat and into your lungs to have a look and take a sample of lung gunk and a biopsy if needed) but the twilight woozy drugs they gave me worked so well that I don't remember anything past putting in a mouthguard thing to keep my mouth open while they tubed me. Next thing I remember (vaguely) is getting off one bed and onto another in my room. THANK GOD. Of all the procedures I have had since my liver went caput that one was the one that I was most anxious about in the lead up to it.
So I'm stuck in hospital for a few days while we wait to see why I only have about half of the lung effectivity as I should do. My liver has also been playing up a bit, the ALT (one of the things they test in the liver function blood test) has been rising for a week or two and has reached 280 when it is supposed to be below 35. They don't want to increase my immunosuppressants because that will make the probable infection (I say probable because they have no idea what's the problem, even after an x-ray and a ct scan) in my lungs worse. So here I sit.
In other much more exciting, but rather trivial, news, I had my first 'green smoothie' yesterday. I started off a bit wussily and only had one vegetable but that's beside the point. It's apple, mango, spinach and lime. It was quite yummy. All I could taste was the apple, which is good because I really hate spinach. I got it at some health food shop. When I get my tax back (after I have put it in heh heh oops) I am going to buy myself a juicer or maybe one of that fancy really expensive vita mix or whatever they are called machines. And take up a bit of a juice diet. Not as in, only drink juice because that would be totally boring. But as in, have at least one green veggie filled smoothie a day. We'll start and one and if they taste nice maybe I might increase it to two. We'll see. Maybe I can just put apple in all of them. Apples are green!
Are you a juicer? Fruit or veggies? What are your favourite green veggie smoothie combos?