Just a short entry for those who have been following my blog but haven’t heard. I received my double lung transplant on December 2nd. I was released from the hospital on December 13th.
I am quiet because I’m adjusting to new meds & new routines & I tire easily. I had my first outpatient rehab session Thursday the 15th to get tested & baselines for starting next week.
I am staying at one of the transplant houses in the area and will be probably until late January or Early February.
I will explain more later, but I am grateful to be off oxygen and to be able to breathe.
I have some pain but it’s managed well & that’s to be expected.
I think that 5 months of pre-transplant rehab I did at home 3 days a week made a real big difference in my hospital stay time. I have wonderful family & friends helping me recover.
I will keep this short for now. I’m just grateful to be alive & in awe of my new lungs.
They are fucking awesome!
I will be forever thankful to my donor & his family for this second chance. I have never breathed so clear & deep in my life. It feels remarkable.
Two days before my transplant surgery, I found my father was seriously ill (I’m keeping details private not out of shame but to respect his privacy). We had some good quality time while I was recovering.
He’s tough like me.
We may not be near each other physically but we are always close at heart. I’m glad he knows now that things are on the upswing so he can focus on himself too.