I made it! I'm one of the 50% of people who survived 5 years post transplant. I remember when Dr Williams told me that statistic 6 years ago and I told him that I'll just have to improve those stats. I also figured that even though those are really crappy stats, I didn't have a choice a the time! I'm REALLY REALLY glad to be here today!
Unfortunately this week (apart from last night) hasn't been too great :-( On Monday my check-up was rather disappointing. We were late (Chris came with me) and I literally ran to the Drs-rooms and into the lung function machine. I only blew 85% FEV1% :-( That's like 10% less than the last time in Oct... I really feel great though (and all bloods and x-rays were fine) so Dr said I should come back on Friday to try again. It may be a technical issue or something to do with my Nissen operation or a bad day or whatever. Killed myself at gym today and can't feel any difference to previously so hoping for a good result on Friday.... not a geat week for my blood pressure! Work has been crazy too and I didn't rest much last weekend as I was in Durban for a WTG 2013 meeting. Last night was great at least... we went out with my mom and dad to Wombles, which has the BEST STEAK in Joburg. Really fantastic place with super service. Definitely only for special occasions though!
At least my leave for the end of March has been approved to that's a nice break to look forward to, we're going down to PE for a wedding and also to "our" honeymoon place, Storms River Mouth. Going to be a much needed break!
Wish me luck for Friday....