Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hi everybody! sorry for the lack of blogging for the past couple of days...

Alice is doing really well, physically she's getting stronger every day, and she can now manage to climb 2 sets of stairs 7 times a day! She's just incredibly bored, and considering getting herself a exercise bike!

She's also had visitors for the 1st time this past week. Her uncle and aunt came to visit, as well as a old school friend, Suzanne, who now stays in Johannesburg.

Alice says it's quite weird to not have to nebulise, or to cough as much as she used to, but she's slowly getting use to her mre normal life! She's also so amazed at how quickly she can get ready to go somewhere, no more need to cough as much as possible. She says she lost about 1,5kg since the transplant, but she's not worried as she's got a healthy appetite, and I'm sure she'll gain the weight she lost in no time.

This week she's seeing the surgeon on Tuesday, and the remainder of the staples will come out. Her wound is progressing well - it's starting to get better as every day goes by. On Thursday she's also seeing the lung specialist, who'll be doing some bloods, and another lung function test.
She's also going to discuss the possibility of coming to Port Elizabeth over Easter with the doctors.

I will be updating the blog again on Tuesday, after she's seen the doctor.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the update! So great to read about a successful tx! Still praying in ohio, usa!

Donna said...

Go, Alice!

After lots of prayer, it is great to hear that she's doing so well! Thanks for keeping us updated.

Still praying in cold, snowy Michigan!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us posted. Its awesome to hear how wonderful Alice is doing!!! YAHOO:)
Praying in NY, Amy

MilePost13 said...

great news!

Katelyn said...

Alice! This is fantastics news!

Bree said...

Hey Alice! WOW - 2 flghts of steps 7 times a day? YOU CHAMP! I am so excited for you and your progress and I pray for you everyday. It sucks that you're bored but at least the weather is nice! LOL. Talk soon!

Hugs
Bree:)

Christy said...

What an awesome update. Aside from poor Alice's boredom, that is. So great to "hear" that she is doing so well! WAY TO GO, ALICE!

Margarete said...

It is wonderful to keep reading how Alice is doing. Keep us updated and hope to hear from Alice in her own words!

Anonymous said...

i'm so glad to hear she's doing so well!!! thanks for the update!

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone!!! I've managed to reach my blog via my phone, but it takes forever to load and I can't post! I should get internet this weekend! A friend is coming to visit (yay!) and he's bringing our modem with! Firstly, words cannot describe how grateful I am for all the prayers. You have really strengthened my faith! I'll thank you properly when I can post again... Secondly, I feel amazing.. I have forgotten how deep a breath is supposed to go! It's the best feeling in the world! I pray that everyone on the waiting list may experience this. Thirdly, thank you Antoinette for doing such a great job! I have the best friends in the world, which is why I miss you all so much and can't wait to show off the new updated, pink and wireless version of me! Thanks again! Alice