For Keith it was more or less a routine day with the exception of some more tests around mid-day. All in all he is feeling pretty good right now and has very high spirits despite all the poking and prodding. He isn’t complaining of being sore at the biopsy sites from yesterday which is great – the last time he had pelvic aspirations he hobbled around the house for a couple of days.
After lounging around the house for most of the morning Keith and Josie headed off to CHO for next series of staging tests. The first was a simple Echo, an ultrasound scan to measure his heart function. Easy and quick. The second was a much more difficult pulmonary function test requiring a couple of hours to complete. Lots of hard breathing exercises into tubes and inhaling odd-tasting mists, leaving Keith winded and exhausted when it was finally over.
How Keith felt during his Pulmonary Function Test
Wednesday is the last day of the marathon week of tests for this work-up series. On tap are a bone scan and a full body CT scan. Keith has a lot of practice playing possum so these shouldn’t be too difficult for him except that he can’t eat anything beginning tonight through the end of the final scan sometime in the afternoon.
Food will definitely be on his mind.