Nicky and I have just returned from the pulmonologist's office.
He thinks that it is too early to say conclusively that the damage to my lungs will be permanent.
For now, I will continue taking prednisone and hope for the best.
Nicky has confirmed that I am, in fact, a miserable bastard, so the steroids are definitely making me irritable.
I also seem to have a somewhat insatiable appetite which is doing nothing for my otherwise svelte, athletic physique. Everything wobbles when I move. With luck I will be able to exercise a little more in the coming weeks and try and counter my ever increasing waist line.
I'll post again when my radiation therapy is complete. Cheers.