WE INVITE YOUR HELP!
Let me begin by giving a little background info as to how “we” came to be here. “We” are Terry and Sharon Freeman and have been married 29 years. Terry isn’t a huge technology fan, so I (Sharon) am overseeing this page.
November 27, 2022
Terry has passed the 3-months post-surgery mark and is doing great! Some of his medications are being reduced, a couple have gone away entirely, and one is being adjusted to achieve the desired blood concentration. We are down to one transplant clinic visit per month from one per week.
Terry has completed physical therapy. Those visits were in Chapel Hill so further reduction in our trips back and forth (110 miles round trip). He is allowed to lift 25 lbs. now and so he's working on upper body strength at home with some exercises the PT gave him at "graduation". We're also walking everyday, when the weather permits, usually about 2.5 miles at a time.
Terry is monitoring BP, temperature, pulse, and blood sugar daily and he does at-home pulmonary function tests each night. He's a trooper for sure and his hard work is paying off! His pulmonary function, as measured at the transplant clinic continues to improve. This tickles us pink!
We had a quiet Thanksgiving at home, just the 2 of us. We still are avoiding gathering indoors with unmasked people so as to avoid the opportunities to pick up Covid, RSV, or flu. S far so good. Terry picked up a cold somewhere, but he's getting over it slowly. It set him back some, but he's regaining his stamina again.
So at the point in time, we couldn't be happier with the direction God is taking our life together. We are anxious to be able to see people again and go camping, but the patience for that day will pay off. After cold/flu/Covid/RSV season passes, we hope to hit the road again. In the meantime, we'll celebrate Christmas and our Savior's birth just as we did Thanksgiving, quietly and at home, but there will be joyfully placed decorations!
August 18, 2022
Terry continues to have a little progress each day after a minor set back on Monday. It seems his pre-surgery medications are delaying his healing process. This is in part due to his short stay on the waiting list. One med. was stopped immediately after his listing, but 4 days wasn't enough time for it to clear out of his system. The other is an immunosuppressant that most recipients don't take until after transplant, but Terry's been on it for several years so he was already immunosuppressed. Oh well, the main thing is that ther is progress. We will likely be dischaged early next week! We will increasing our walking in the mean time!
We thank you for reading and for donating in Terry's honor. The funds will come in handy as we move into the rehab phase of recovery and we make daily trips to and from assorted facilities! Blessings to you all.
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December 9, 2022
For my honorary grandparents, you both mean the world to me and I am happy to help in any way I can!
November 30, 2022
Keep getting stronger Terry!!!
November 27, 2022
So happy to see you guys enjoying "day to day" life again!