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,