03FEB09, 1100 status check

Infectious Diseases and pulmodude are thinking three possibilities:

Sarcoid flareup—continue blasting me with steroids.
Pleural effusion–fluid build-up in pleural space where surgery was, compressing the lung and causing
the shortness of air.  treatment:  stick a needle in and evacuate the fluid.  result: remarkable relief in shortness of air.
Lung infection–for which I’m on three antibiotics

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