Wednesday, December 3, 2008

For my Dad!

My dad was on my case because I haven't updated my blog. I have been busy trying to stay strong and healthy.

I have started to exercise again. When I heard that I needed to have a transplant, I gave up on my current set of lungs and got very lazy. I need to be in tip top shape to have an easy recovery from a transplant. So, I got off my butt and got on the treadmill. Since my last post, I have been really good about walking on the treadmill or outside. I also started doing some strength training with free weights.

I got through Thanksgiving without getting sick. This weekend, I have my husband's work Christmas party and then the Rock-n-Ink fundraiser. I need to be very careful that I don't wear my self down or pick up anything. It will be nice to get out of the house for a bit.

I have a Doctor's appointment next week. This will give me an idea if the exercise has cleaned out my lungs at all or if it is just getting me back into shape for the transplant.

FYI, I am on the waiting list but not active. At this point, B&W just needs to hit a few keys to make me active. I am taking things day by day. My insurance has been approved.

B& W just did a double lung transplant on a CF patient that was evaluated at the same time I was. He was listed the day before Thanksgiving and got the call for his lungs on Thanksgiving. It is amazing how fast it can happen. I am so happy for him. He needed the lungs and I am so glad he didn't have a long wait.

Well, for those of you wondering. I am no longer stuck in a rut. I am taking things day by day and trying to live as normal of a life as possible.

Happy Holidays!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad things are picking up for you! I was getting worried! Hang in there!


Anonymous said...

Hi there Stephanie,

It's great to hear you're no longer in a rut AND that you're back to exercising! Is it a roller coaster or what?!

I'm glad you updated the blog too. :) I kept checking and nothing was new.

It's a good thing you're not actively listed yet. Keep up the walking and weights. You sound like you're doing well.


Anonymous said...

I am glad to see that you updated your blog! I was starting to worry about you. I'm sure that your going to have your ups and downs but just remember that there are a lot of people that love and support you!

Love ya

Anonymous said...

I am glad you updated your blog also! Love you!