Sunday, 12 January 2014

Im home!

So some of you may already know that i am now officially home!! Yayayayay!! :D

I came home on the 10th Jan, just 5 weeks after transplant, but as i was already in hospital having ivs before my op i was actually in hospital just under 7 weeks! which was enough for me lol I got moved from the mallard ward to Baron ward, which is the ward i normally go to when i go in for ivs, so i knew all the staff and i have to say i didnt like Mallard, some of the staff we very rude...there was a few that were nice and they were mostly my age, but the older nurses just didnt have the time of day for me.

So i was so happy to be back on Baron, with all my lovely nurses, my own room, big telly, own bathroom too! this only lasted a few days..i was then moved to another room that i had to share, i have not shared a hospital room since i was 10-11 years old! haha. But a friend of mine was coming in for a bronc that day so i asked the nurses if they could put her in with me, which they did! So that was lovely seeing Kath, who i have mentioned before, she had her heart and lung transplant in September, her blog is here. Kath was only in for the night, so i had another lady after and she was lovely but she was singing and talking to herself at 2 in the morning lol

So i anyway i am now home!! :D i have been enjoying it so much! I have been walking everywhere, doing everything myslef instead of asking my gramps to do or get things for me... its so nice :) its also so strange, to be going on walks, only around my block but it only takes me less then 5 mins and before if i tried (not that i would of) it would of taken me 45mins or more, with the oxygen too.... and there is no way i would of been able to walk up the hills here, the only thing the is hurting is my legs!! haha they are like jelly when i get back indoors! lol

I have lots of little plans for next week, seeing friends and family :) im going into town tomora to see how i get on, have a look in the shops and some lunch with my sister, start the gym sometime this week also wih my sister...i have my first clinic on Thursday, its first come first serve so me and dad are getting there for 8am! sooooo early compared to my old 3 o'clock cf clinic haha. Dad is coming with me as im not allowed to drive yet, hopefully not much longer and i can get back in my audi...i miss driving its been months!!

so thats all for now, i am not going to have a counter on here any more :P i have my lungs hehehehe!!!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Its officially 2014!! 

I hope you all had a great new years eve! :D I am still in hospital so had a little celebration on my own, with bags of wotists and the telly box lol i done facetime with my family at midnight though, so at least i got too see them :) 

I have now been moved to a different ward, the ward im usually on , Baron in bed 28.. i feel much more comfy here as i know all the nurses, they are all so lovely and can not be any nicer.  I had results back from my xray i had the other day and they said it looks alot better, they treated me for rejection last weekend as they werent sure if it was infection or rejection as they didnt do a bronc just an xray. But they are happy its getting better and my oxygen levels are back to normal as they did slip to 86% for a little while, but they are back to 96-97% and im doing lots of walking and have just started exercise on the bike, which i am loving at the mo, so much so that i have brought lots of gym clothes and my first pair of real trainers!! hehe. I cant wait to get home and start working out :) 

I done my lungfucntion for the first time a few days ago, and i have to say i was pretty upset. It was only 15%!!! i almost cried, but they said as im still sore and i will have to find a new way to do it, it will be low for a little while, so im doing lots more exercise and walking to help get it up and in a few days iv gone from 15% to 25% so hopefully this will continue to work its way up :)  I still have an infection so that properly is helping too. 

No sign of home yet, but im not to fussed, i wanna just take my time and recover slowly and make sure im going to be 100% for when im home :) 

Hope you all have a wonderful year!! And if you haven't already maybe you could start the new year by signing up to be a donor?!  just click here :)