This is a big catch-up post.. again!
Once Jeff and I returned from the Banner Elk getaway, it was serious GO TIME! My Mayo PT program was coming to an end and we had to figure out what our next step would be.
Fortunately, Jeff can work on his projects from anywhere so we’ve decided to keep this crew together a bit longer! So, we have been house/apartment hunting in Savannah for a while and we finally nailed a good place down. I am so thrilled about this find because it’s literally two doors down from where I used to live! I have my same awesome neighbors, plus new ones, so it’s a true homecoming… And no awkward first meetings here! They are totally used to my 4:00AM phone calls asking if I can sit in their basement during a tornado watch while they go back to sleep.
Friday, February 21, 2014
GRADUATION: PHYSICAL THERAPY
Today was a happy and sad day. I have really grown accustomed to seeing all PT friends, therapists and other patients, three days a week. PT was really my first post-transplant independent responsibility, which gave me some feeling of normalcy again. However, after watching other patients graduate the program and getting back to their lives, I can’t deny that I was looking foreword to getting back to the real world and starting my new life. I love all of the PT ladies who got me through this time. Not only did they help me with physical recovery but also through emotional. It has been Jeff and I here, and when I needed “motherly advice,” or just girl chat, I turned to them.
No ordinary Graduation cap will do here. This is super serious so I had to bring the Antlers out! - Woo Hoo!
Jeff likes this picture best :-\ He’s so Wes Anderson.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The time leading up to this biopsy was sort-of nerve-racking for me, considering it was the first time I had to wait an entire month. For the past few weeks I have been a little tired, more so than usual, and the fact that it could be my body rejecting my new organ is hard to forget.
Dr. Yip and Fellow Dr. Habib performed the procedure this time. Two of my all time favorite doctors!!
As mentioned before, I have a small vein so it’s quite difficult for the doctors and very painful for me.
SOOO, the next day, I received word that I have “zero” signs of rejection!!! Not only that, but I also get to be taken off of 2 medications… AND the best part… a lower dosage of Steroids (Prednisone)! This stuff is the worst! I am so thankful for the GREAT news that continues to come my way!
PACKING & MISSISSIPPI BOUND
So we actually filled-up a small U-haul on the 24th and pulled it to the Mayo Clinic for my Biopsy… Okay so I guess we were ready to go.
Needless to say, I did none of the heavy lifting :-D
So I got on my bike and just had to ride! (I think it’s okay for me to do that now..?) Whee!!!
I wonder if people think that is my picture and I am from Prince Edward Island?
Thank you Jacksonville! You will forever hold a special place in my heart :)