Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Almost 8 months post transplant

It has been a while since I have posted. I have been pretty busy enjoying these lungs. I might have over done it because my lung functions have dipped over the past week. I am going for a bronch next week to see what is going on in these precious lungs.

I have been doing great with the blood sugars. My A1C ( 3 month sugar average) was 5.8. The American Diabetes Association recommends an A1C of less than 7.

The sores in my mouth are gone and have been since the end of September. I have gained weight. I currently weigh the most I ever have.

My work is holding a physical training session called boot camp. We do all kinds of neat things. Everything from salsa dancing to kick boxing to weight training and cardio. I do it 2 days a week for an hour. The other days I have been taking my dog for walks in the morning and permitting. I would attend boot camp more but right now I only go to the office 2 days a week. The other 3 days, I work from home.

I can't believe how quickly the holiday season is approaching. I have never been a big fan of this time of year so let's hope these new lungs give me a different out look at this time of year.

So a break down of what I have been up to:
  • Returned to the office 2-3 days a week
  • Concentrated on getting in shape while gaining weight
  • Slowly decreasing the number of doctor appointments I have
  • Visited my hometown twice in the past 2 weeks
  • Went up to camp a few times this fall (very cold)
  • Attended a funeral (cried a lot)
  • Have been spending a lot of time out side with my 3 dogs
  • Attended a retirement party
  • Helped out for a fundraiser for the American cancer society
  • Painted my first piece of pottery
  • Spent my anniversary weekend in Burlington, VT
  • Took a cruise on Lake Champlain
  • Spent the weekend with Brittany who is currently going to UVM
  • Done a lot of shopping
  • Bought a lot of new shoes and clothing
  • Purchased a really expensive air purifier/vacuum cleaner
  • Ate at some really good restaurants and had some fantastic meals
  • Tried bake escargot...not a fan
  • Got to spend some time with my hometown friends Tracy, Andrea and Ryan
  • Spent some quality time with my mom and dad

Things I need to do:

  • Visit both my grandmothers
  • Visit my extended family more
  • Take time to enjoy the holidays
  • Get my lung functions back to my baseline
  • Go back to work in the office 3-4 days a week
  • Spend more alone time with my husband
  • Keep up the exercise once boot camp ends in December
  • Stop spending so much money
  • Get my business plan written up for my non-profit over the winter month so I can start fundraising this spring
  • Start on my Master's degree in the Spring
  • Start eating healthier
  • Spend more time with my 2 sisters
  • Go to a Celtics game
  • Get to a concert

1 comment:

OceanDesert said...

Glad to hear things are going so well!!!