I can stop MAC antibiotics in June!
Hi all, i just received my test results for the sputum sample I left at my pulmonologist’s on January 29. Acid fast bacilli is negative and no growth for 42 days! I have been taking azithromycin and ethambutol 3x per week since March (2019) and had my first negative two months later in June. I took Arikayce 3x per week from August to December. I hadn’t been tested since October and my doctor had reduced my azithromycin dosage back then so this news is a relief!
If this darn virus horror is over by June, I am considering a road trip to Tyler to see Dr Mcshane who has treated me throughout my MAC ordeal when she was here in Chicago. Due to colon issues, flying would be a tremendous challenge.
It’s something to look forward to while I’m beating myself up for spending the last few days lying around. Except for walking the dog 3x a day, I’m staying home. You too? I have a thousand chores to do around here but am so lazy! Can’t get off my butt! I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for all the support. Rita