My doctor was very happy yesterday to see my progress. He said that he and my cardiologist were very worried about me, but seeing me walking and smiling again have relieved them. After doing a quick 2D echogram with his handy gadget he said that my lungs are clear and I just have 1 millimeter of water in my pericardium which should go away in time.
I've actually been feeling much better in the last week. I just stayed home for five days straight to rest and started venturing out for walks in the last 3 days. I think it's really helped regain some of my strength and I was really surprised that results from my spirometer exercises have increased to 1,250 ml (yay!). I can also raise my arms straight up now and wear a tshirt without wincing in pain (wearing though is a different ballgame from taking it off).
Anyway so since I've been stuck at home and been ordered to take my mind off work (and keep away!) I've just been watching TV, reading, blogging, updating my journal and dreaming about my favorite food.
My doctor said it'll be safe for me to travel in about a month. Ahh, aside from seeing family and friends back home I look forward to finally eating food I like. Here's my itinerary:
Spaghetti from Makati Supermart Coffeeshop in Alabang
Cheeseburger from Dayrit's
Jollibee, of course
And my first glass of cherry beer at Shift Restobar in Guijo, Makati
Pad Thai at Krung Thai in Marikina
Strawberry Shortcake from Cafe by the Ruins (and loads of strawberries)
Buffalo Wings from Don Henrico's (it has to be in Baguio because I can eat the chicken there)
Pasta Pinangat in Albay
Chiffon Cake and Pambonete from Casa Moderna
My Tita Olive's cooking
A feast at AA Barbecue with my AA buddies Jerome, Andrew, Sweetie and hopefully with the girls, Chelle, Anne, Celine, Mitch and Jomar (no Jomar isn't a girl haha)
Boneless Crispy Pata from Dessert Factory
Bottomless cakes from Calea
Eating mangoes at Carbin Reef
Tuna Taco at Bauhinia (I hope it's still open!)
Pork Marinara, Unforgettable Pork Ribs and yummy cakes at Lachi's
Cagayan de Oro/Bukidnon
Cakes and pizza margherita at Candy's
A feast at Panagatan
Steak at Del Monte Golf Club
A feast at Saranggani Highlands with my friends
Tuna kilawin and grilled tuna at Ranchero Grill
Making this post has seriously made me hungry.