Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oh Enalapril!




It all began with an Echocardiogram,
Until then I knew my heart like the back of my palm.
Back came a scary diagnosis,
‘Basal Inferior LV Akinesis’.

There were murmurs of a Myocardial Infarction,
Just when we were gaining transplant traction.
I met my cardiologist and my nephrologist,
Who both explained to me the report’s gist.

Thankfully, they said, there's this magic pill,
That goes by the name of Enalapril.
It is said to reverse the condition of my heart,
Of course I must also play my part.

Now I already have a low Blood pressure,
Which is worsened by this ACE inhibitor.
So I started off on 1.25 mg once a week,
Which you would agree is awfully meek.

Imagine, however, a daily dose!
And what that would do to my BP woes?
Some experts opine I need a Beta Blocker as well,
That would make my life surely and truly hell.

A transplant will have to wait,
Like I am not already late!
But for now I'm hoping the side effects of Enalapril,
Will not prevent me from flying at will!

3 comments:

murali jogala said...

Hi Sir,

Feeling happy & Great to know that you are on Transplant Track. is it Cadaveric or Live donation? feeling little bit eager to know.
Coming to the Enalapril, you might already be taking Ramipril & Cardivas both in the past. Isn't right?

Kamal Shah said...

Hi Murali, the transplant is still going to be a problem with multiple issues to be resolved. It will be cadaveric mostly. I used to take Cardivas long back but stopped all BP meds a few years back. My BP is generally on the lower side.

KetanK said...

Hi Kamal,
Great to know that you are on your way to transplant. I had my transplant done 5 months back and am recovering fine. Have learnt a lot from your blog and it has been very helpful during my pre transplant phase. My best wishes are with you. God bless.