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Today a year ago... the miracle CALL!!!!

Posted Jan 22 2009 3:47pm
So tonight at 11:39pm a year ago, I got THE CALL that changed my life as I knew it. Read my blog posts from that day here. The post I did when finally calming down and letting all my friends know (by phoning everyone awake at about 00:30am!) is this one. One very dramatic day with hearing I can't go to Florida for my transplant, dealing with that disappointment, reverting to alcohol (cocktail with friend to get my mind off things) and of course THE CALL, that didn't even wake me up, as I couldn't fall asleep... too busy thinking about everything happening to me... if only I knew! Most exciting and scary night of my life... will continue about that tomorrow!

Sooo, this week has been as crazy as I anticipated so far. My Drs appointment went FINE. Bloods were all good, altough hemoglobin is a bit low and I have to take iron tablets for 3 months, which is no big deal, as I took it a while ago but stopped. Lung functions were great. FEV1% (the amount of air you can blow out in 1 second compared to the "average" person of your weight and height) was 96/97%... and FVC (Forced Vital Capacity, which is your lung volume) was 110%. FeNO (Nitric Oxide, which may measure levels of rejection) was 18, which is good. Lower is better! Also took cookies to my Dr's rooms, the surgeons' rooms, and the ward where I was in for most of my awake-time!

My right foot is seriously sore though... I gymmed hard of Monday night, and even though my foot's been sore since last Thursday, stupid stupid Alice kept on going on the treadmill, ignoring the pain and thinking about Australia... so I woke up at 3am on Tuesday morning in PAIN... took one of the pain-pills I have left from my transplant, but all it did was put me to sleep. Decided not to gp NEAR the gym again till Sat and rest my foot. Well when I woke up this morning it felt even worse, but got Voltaren Gel, so it better get fixed now!!! Can't let pain stand in the way of that 3 km...

Will DEFINITELY post tomorrow!!!!!
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