The weirdest thing happened thismorning....
A friend came over mid-morning to give me an Adobe Illustrator lesson, and as I opened the door, I noticed that there was mail in the letterbox.
I'd checked them mail when I arrived home lastnight at around 10PM and it was empty, so I thought it was a little strange that all of a sudden there was mail on a Saturday!
It turns out that it was the six missing envelopes full of paperwork that I was waiting on from the hospital, which had all been sent to my previous address.
I'm assuming that the new owners of my old house (one of them being a nurse) must have realised that it was important (as it was labelled as being from the heart and lung transplant unit), and luckily searched for my new address and delivered it.
So thank goodness, now I at least have the schedule and I know what's planned for the three days.
This is a quick run down:
Need to be in admissions by 8.30AM (I'll be setting my alarm for 5.30AM)
Dexa Scan (Bone Density Test)
OPG (Dental X-Ray)
CXR (PA & Lat) - (Chest X-Ray)
VQ Scan (Checks air and blood circulation in the lungs)
Sputum, Micro Culture and Sensitivity, Fungal Culture, AFB Culture
Commence fasting for AM bloods
FASTING BLOODS AT OUTPATIENT PATHOLOGY
Blood: U+E'S, Cr, Glucose, LFTs, Mg, Ca, PO.
CRP,B12,Folate,Iron Stud ies
Cholesterol HDL + l DL. Triglycerides, V1T D, TFTs, HbA1C
PSA (>age 50 males) Testosterone (males),
FSH, LH (females)
Immunoglobulin levels, protein electrophoresis
FBE, ESR. APTT. PTIiNR. Blood Group. TPMT ACTIVITY TEST
Hepatitis B surface antibody, surface antigen and core antibody, HepC, HIV1&2,
CMV IgG, EBV JgG ,Herpes Zoster IgG (discuss with consultant if patient on
Quantiferon Gold, baseline save (for future serology etc).
Arterial blood gases (room air x15 minutes first if possible)
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test with Insulin levels at the time of glucose levels
2hour test. patients must be fasting : blood at baseline, 1hr and 2 hrs.
Transplant Clinic Nurses
CT Thorax (High Resolution and full 10/10 slices)
3PM - GO HOME!