It’s Been a Year…

Last night, I celebrated my one year transplant anniversary.  At that time in 2016, I was coming off the ventilator & breathing my first new breaths on my own.

I still remember those moments. Still remember crying when my surgeon showed me my first x-ray of my lungs.

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A Few Answers

A few months ago, my numbers were unexplainably down about 30 perecent.

After some steroid pushes & medication changes, things were still looking a bit funky & my numbers still hadn’t risen,  so I needed another bronchoscopy (scope of my lungs).

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Plotober is Here

For the past two years I’ve written a novel for National Novel Writing Month.  It was a welcome distraction & radical departure from my life.

It also disciplined me to write 50,000 words in 30 days, which seemed really daunting at first but was actually doable.

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Journey To Now

I honestly forgot about this event until last night when I received a reminder email & updated agenda.  My local hospital was having a one-day symposium at a nearby campus & a few months ago had asked me to be part of a roundtable about lung transplant.   It finally hit me last night that we are at the end of the month.

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9 Months…

A few days ago (on 9/2) I made my 9 month transplant anniversary.

A few weeks before that I had another bronchoscopy because my numbers were down.

All appears to be OK.  No rejection.  That’s good.

I’m hoping the fall brings better breathing numbers.

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“Stepping Up” My Exercise

The past few weeks have been a bit tough.  My breathing numbers were down at my last visit at the end of July, so I have a bronchoscopy (a test where they scope your lungs to take a look) scheduled for later this month.  It might not be anything to worry about, but better safe than sorry.  Continue reading