I was actually stressing myself out over today's appointment. The past month I definitely haven't been AS great with my working out routine as I had been during previous visits so I was a little anxious that I would see a decline in my PFT's, X-RAY etc. As of April 1st I have gotten myself back on the exercising everyday band wagon. I have printed out inspirational pictures and hung them over my treadmill.
If this little boy isn't the biggest motivator ever, I don't know what is. You really don't have any excuses after looking at him, running with a huge smile on his face! All the worrying however was for nothing. My PFT's have increased and are the highest that they have been post-transplant, and I honestly think EVER in my life ... my fev1 is 95%!!! That's with slacking on the treadmill. I keep thinking if I am consistent with working out .. I wonder what they could be at my next appointment next month!! I have also printed out a calendar and am filling in the miles that I run/walk daily - I think seeing how far I am going is a really good motivator as well! I don't want to see any blank days!!
I am so incredibly thankful to my donor. It is National Organ Donation Awareness month and I really want to help get the word out about how amazing organ donation can be .. I am volunteering at a table on friday to spread some awareness and hopefully recruit some new donors!!
I'm also back to work!! I am going through orientation right now .. but it feels amazing to actually have a job again and be part of the working class! I am just working on a per diem basis right now .. to slowly get back into the routine - but I think that I'll be ready to go back to full-time status again soon!! Either that - or continue per diem and go back to school to start my masters! Decisions, decisions!!