Monday, August 15, 2011 10:55 AM

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Lazy Monday
                Hello Everyone!

  What beautiful days these last few days.  It is so refreshing to have the windows open at night and feel the cool breeze and not be so cold I can’t bear it.  I am close to sleeping through the whole night and the over all discomfort is getting better.  I try to do two walks to the end of the block everyday, but I can tell my body is still using a ton of energy to heal.  I still have digestive issues pretty much all the time so I am going to talk to my doc about taking a probiotic to help with digestion.  With all these antiobiotics, etc I am assuming all my good gut bacteria is gone.  I’ve started to feel some of the side-effects of the prednisone.  My fave is starting to get pretty round and I am holding to about 5lbs of water weight.  This is expected and will go away after I am done with the medication in about 6 months.  The good thing is that my new heart doesn’t have a problem pushing the extra weight around.  With my old heart I would have been in the hospital because my heart wouldn’t have been able to deal with it.
  Dane and I went for a walk yesterday and I asked him if he thought my attitude has changed.  He said he can tell that I am overall more pleasent and peaceful.  I agreed.  This big weight of frusteration and agony has been lifted.  I don’t even know if I could make something up to be mad at.  I am so happy to be where I am and so happy to have so many wonderful people in my life.  How could I be angry at the chance for a new life.  I hope this feeling and attitude don’t wear off.  I know there will be bumps in the road but it feels like there isn’t anything I can’t accomplish.  I still have the goal to run a 5k with who ever wants to run with me.  Not sure when but it is going to happen.
  I am so lucky.
Bless you all,
Maria
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About marialegatt

I am a 33 year old girl (I say girl because I act and look young all the time) who has had heart disease her whole life. In the last few years I have had severe congestive heart failure and in August of this year recieved a heart transplant. This is my journey to be girl/woman who I could never have been before. I plan to set outstanding goals and achievements and hope people support me along the way good or bad.

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