It seemed anticlimactic after coughing through most of last summer, fall, and early winter and then struggling through the “joys” of prednisone for two months, but Monday (four days ago) was my last appointment with the pulmonologist.
We had a nice little chat and she listened to my lungs a bit. Conclusion: lungs sound normal. I don’t need to see her again unless and until there’s some new lung problem or a recurrence of the cough.
Also gone as of this coming Monday is the Advair inhaler. (I’ve been “tapering” off of it by reducing my two puffs a day to one for a week.)
That leaves only two doctors (oncologist and primary care) on my contacts list and only two doctor appointments on my calendar.
The moon face, etc., from the prednisone seems to be fading, slowly. Just hope I don’t have to conclude a couple of months from now that it wasn’t moon face at all but was, in fact, some permanent change.
Note: I’ve been reminded, correctly, that I neglected to count my ophthalmologist. That makes three doctors and but only three appointments between now and the end of August. That’s a huge improvement over six months ago.