Staying The Course

Yesterday I had a check-up with my nurse practitioner & doctor.  I’m doing so well I won’t need a bronchoscopy (it’s a procedure where they go into your lungs & check for potential rejection/infections/other problems) for another 3 weeks or so.

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There’s No Place Like Home

I have been away awhile.

Since the last update I did have to go back to the hospital and was there most of January.

Turns out, the rest of my body didn’t like my first set of drugs (cocktail).  I’ll spare all the gory details, but it WAS NOT fun.

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Week 1 Post Transplant Rehab Complete

I completed my first week of post transplant rehab.   I did a mile on the treadmill in about 25 minutes which I wasn’t sure I’d be moving at that great a clip so soon. So that was a pleasant surprise.

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Transplanted!

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.

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Transplant Toys – Trying To End The WaitList

I’ve said before I’m an overstuffed kid.  But I really have a soft spot for companies & nonprofits that raise transplant awareness through toys.

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