I got the call yesterday that my insurance has approved the photopheresis treatments!! I was so happy I couldn't stop crying. I'm being given another chance to live; I just hope these treatments work and I can keep these lungs of mine for many more years to come!
This morning I got another call saying I need to check into the hospital at 9am Thursday morning to go into surgery/interventional radiology and have my new central line placed. I'm under the impression that as soon as that's placed they'll start my first photopheresis treatment. Not sure yet if I'll have to stay overnight. Benito will be going into work early that morning so he can get a few hours of work in before having to take the rest of the day off to take me to the hospital and sit with me through the first treatment. We're both nervous, but very hopeful at the same time.
This couldn't have come at a better time (okay, if it were next week, then it would have been easier on us, but oh well!). We got the majority of our stuff moved over to our new apartment in Roseville this past Saturday and plan on going this evening after he gets off work to go load up the remainder of our things and begin cleaning. I'll go alone tomorrow back to Yuba City and pick up my sister and she and I will clean until it's finished. That way it will be done before I have to start treatments and who knows how useless I'll be after having that new line placed. I'd feel better knowing it's all done and we can turn in our keys asap.
So that's my good news! I could use your continued support and prayers that these treatments work. It may be months before we even see my PFTs stabalize (if they do at all), but I'll keep you updated along this journey of ours!