The fact I am sitting at home writing this means that the clinic appointment was fine and I haven't been re-admitted for any reason. They took some blood to check the levels of various of the drugs I am taking, did an X-ray, which was ok apparently and we had a quick chat with Jas.
There is nothing particularly interesting to say. We saw a few photos that were taken during the last bronchoscopy so I now know what my vocal chords look like - one of them is a bit bent which is why I can't make a very focussed noise and Jas reiterated that he's written to the ENT folks at Addenbrookes to get me an appointment. The inside of my lungs looked nice and pink and healthy and some infrared images of the blood flow showed the tissue of the lungs starting to get some decent bloodflow, indicating that the blood supply to the tissue is regrowing and should be ok (as some of you may remember they don't reconnect all the tiny vessels that supply the actual tissue of the lungs, just the big ones that take the oxygenated blood from the business end of the lungs, so they rely on the blood supply growing itself).
I was told not to worry about the short bursts of AF and as long as they stay short then they should fade over time. My bowels are gradually sorting themselves out, to the extent that I had a guilty treat on the way home; lunch in McDonalds. mmm, quarter pounder with cheese...
Next appointment will be Thursday next week, and then the following week I'll have another bronchoscopy and biopsy. As Jas said, for the first few weeks you feel like you are living at Papworth.
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