So in a few hours time, my lungs and I have been together for 6 months... 6 wonderful months. Unfortunately what I got for my 6 month anniversary was a cold :-( My first cold with my new lungs. My throat is SORE and my nose/sinuses are irritating. That's it luckily, but it's just an irritation, and it means I'm not playing squash today :-( I'm also not used to not feeling 100% anymore!!! Before, with my old lungs, I would hardly notice a sore throat or runny nose. When you can't breathe it's irrelevant. Now I notice it, and I actually saw my Dr about it... Strange...
On the up side though, popped in to see the Dr this morning just to get something for my throat and sinus issues, and my lung function/FEV1% is 98% again!!!! I'm SO surprised, because with my throat being on fire and blowing hard being painfull, I thought it would be down a lot since Friday, not up by 6%!!!! And, weirdest of all, my FeNO is HALF of what it was on Friday, being 9!!! I'm REALLY also not sure how that is possible, as a throat or sinus infection would cause a HIGHER reading... So either all the machines were broken, or God is good. The latter being an understatement!!!
My meeting with the ODF went well. We discussed future events and talked about raising awareness etc. ALSO... I'm going to be writing a letter to the donor family this afternoon... It's something I feel very strongly about doing, so I'm glad I'll be doing it now.
Tomorrow morning it's off to Pretoria again!! So you'll only be hearing from me again on Friday evening.
P.S. this is my 200th blog post!!!!