Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Middle of the week...


I'm at my dad's work again. Don't know WHEN we'll have internet access at the flat because Telkom's service is just pathetic! Feels so good to be blogging on my own! This week has been rather quiet so far. Did exercise on my bike, 3km on Monday and 5km yesterday. Will try and do at least another 5km today... My parents are going to a work function of my dad's so it's going to be me and the bike tonight.. I should rewrite Lance Armstrong's bestseller and call it 'It's all about the bike' !!!!


I've also started knitting a scarf for the winter, and built a 750 piece puzzle, just to realise that one piece is missing! And it's a new puzzle :-( I'm also reading a really good book, Innes of my soul, by Issabel Allende. Very interesting!


Seeing my lung specialist on Friday as well as going for bloods, x-rays and lung function. Rather looking forward to it! I enjoy going to the hospital because it's the most public place I can go to at the moment! Miss being around people!!! Antoinette would've come to visit me this weekend, but she couldn't get a flight :-( It's really a bummer, would've been great to see her. It's exactly a month ago that I saw all my friends (except Andrew that is!!!)! Today a month ago I was attending a farewell party of one of my friends, Simone, who's in London now. I actually blogged about it! Had to go with my portable O2...


I dream about my lungs all the time! Last night I dreamt that my sats had dropped to 80% and I freaked out. I also dreamt about some of the doctors and meeting other lung recipients. I'm still finding it strange not to cough at all and waking up in the morning without tons of mucus and not having to do nebs or physio. I've got so much extra time!!! And energy, because coughing for hours can take it's toll, lol.


Tomorrow evening we've got old family friends who stay in Joburg coming over for pizza (another battle with the mask awaits!) and my aunt and uncle from Bloemfontein are also coming to visit somewhere over the weekend. So I'm looking forward to that. The photo I posted is me and Andrew drinking coffee with his sister outside this weekend. She took the photo! As you can see Andrew held his breath and didn't come to close to me for fear of germs! Luckily I also know he's a healthy guy ;-) At the moment it's really hot here, so I prefer being outside without a mask to inside, as the mask makes you even hotter!


I see in one of the older posts my sister said that the transplant took 4hours 30 mins... she made a mistake, it was actually roundabout 7 hours. I corrected it. That's about all for now. Please pray that the Drs appointment goes well, although I'm sure it will. Will update on Friday via Anto.

11 comments:

MilePost13 said...

I can't imagine what life will be like living with Tricia and her new lungs...thanks for giving us a peak!

Anonymous said...

MUST BE GREAT NOT TO NEBULIZE AND COUGH ALL THE TIME-I KNOW WHAT CF'S HAVE TO DEAL WITH BECAUSE OF MY CHILD- I PRAY FOR ONLY GOOD OBSERVATIONS AND RESULTS OF TESTS ON fRIDAY's APPOINTMENT-
MAY YOU RECEIVE MANY MORE BLESSINGS AND FAVOURS FROM THE MOST HIGH GOD.
=KEEP UP YOUR CYCLING=

Katelyn said...

You look absolutely amazing! I cannot imagine life without nebs and physio but I am sure it is great! I am so very, very happy for you and can't wait to see that new scarf you are knitting. :)

Anonymous said...

Alice -
Thinking of you often here in Ohio, USA and so happy to see your pictures and read your blog entries!

refreshing in ohio (usa) said...

Great update! Love your smile in this photo - beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Lovely update. You look fantastic! Adore the pink top, too... I guess I expected scars to be more prominent?

Grant said...

Dont over do it with the exersise

HollyMike said...

Alice-
Saw a link to your post from Tricia's hubby's site. Way to go on your transplant surgery! You look wonderful! Keep up the good work and enjoy those new lungs!
We are praying for you from New York City!
~Holly and Mike

Anonymous said...

I continue to check in on you and am so thrilled to see you are doing well. My 10 month old has CF and you continue to give me hope for her.

Congrats Alice on your great progress.

KHJ-Boston

Anonymous said...

Its great to hear you are doing so good. The meds your on don`t seem to affect your mind. I mean its as clear as could be and not clouded down the way some drugs do. No rejection super. This is David Hagert from Seattle in America. Maybe its good you decided to do it there instead of over here. It happened so fast I can`t believe it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great update Alice!!!!! Love hearing how well you are doing!
Praying in NY, Amy