The Valley Fever test was negative. Thus the diagnosis of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis is the only one left.
I’m down to half a pill (5 mg) of Prednisone now. I’ve gained about 10 pounds. I want to say it’s all water, but I know better. I’m out of breath when I climb a flight of stairs, but nowhere near as much as before I saw the doctor. Am I relapsing, or am I just flat out of shape? Only one way to determine that: Get in shape!
I get another CT scan on March 16 and go back to the doctor on March 24th. My goal is to lose these 10 pounds by then. Five weeks, two pounds a week. I think it can be done.