Fall Yardsale Fundraiser A Yardsale Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October, 27th in Louisville, KY. Where: Greensprings Neighborhood Wolf Pen Branch off of US 42 When: 8 am, 10/27/2012 Why: To raise funds for post-transplant expenses Info: Katherine Weckman, 502.599.5623
Feb 08, 2012
A new routine I was released from the hospital on Monday and returned to the Gift of Life Transplant House with my mom. I have many new changes in my daily routine, most noticeably, no more dialysis (HOORAY). I am seen on an outpatient basis for lab work,education classes, meetings with a social worker, pharmacist, financial advisor, and Mayo transplant clinical staff. I now take two immunosuppressants, an antibiotic, an anti-viral, a steroid and some vitamin supplements. The immunosuppressants must be taken 8 hours apart to maintain a steady level in the bloodstream-cue alarms! I also have an exercise program to increase strength and speed my recovery. Mayo staff shared with us a study that related survival rates with activity levels of transplant patients. I'm not losing this sucker because of laziness, darn it!
So my recovery is going well. The next few weeks are critical for complications, but so far, so good. I do confess that I have been a little too active. I'm afraid of going stir crazy, so I have been out and walking quite a bit. I am finding a better balance now but know that keeping up my spirit is as important to recovery as taking my meds and exercise.
After talking to Ruby on Skype last night, I felt heart broken that I couldn't hold her. I decided that I wanted to fly to Louisville this weekend. This idea was quickly poo-pooed by the PA-C, as well as an alternate suggestion of going sledding. Apparently, the whole riding on a plane/blood clot or sledding/running into a wall is not allowed for a few more weeks. BOO!