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16 months post-op
lmski posted:
This is a long story. I got along well at first--let's say the first three months. Then I contracted a lung infection, something called pseudomonas. Nasty stuff. I suffered with that for quite a while. I was finally hospitalized because only iv antibiotics seemed to work. It was about six months before I started feeling better, but I still coughed and coughed. My sputum cultures would sometimes show that I still had the pseudomonas. Then in February 2013 I had a horrible case of pneumonia--was flat on my back for about three weeks--lost 20 pounds and was so sick. Finally my doctor started wondering why I always seemed to get sick. They did some immunology studies and ended up deciding that my immune system just doesn't work at all. I just don't have any antibodies to help me resist any germs that come along. So now I am on immunoglobulin infusions, every week for the last month. It's too early to tell if they're working, but I think I'm feeling a little stronger and coughing a bit less. So I don't know what to say about the thermo procedure. I don't think it hurt me any, but because of my particular situation, I can't really tell how much it has helped. Maybe in 6 months or a year, I'll be healthier and able to remark on this. Check back!

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