Seeing as I've gotten my new lungs and have a totally new appreciation for life, I've been a lot more emtional at totally inappropriate, random moments. I know a lot of it is pred induced (tho i'm not on a lot, thankfully), but most of it is total gratitude for my donor and what they've done for me when i least expect it.
Like lastnight for example. Here's my status from facebook:
" a little over 2 weeks ago I was dying; tonight, i walked 13 floors of the appartment and sang my heart out to my iPod and it was completely effortless. ORGAN DONATION WORKS! Because of my donor, I AM ALIVE! THANK YOU! *promptly starts bawling from sheer happiness*"
It's when 'small' things like that happen to me that i get mushy. The little things I couldn't do before like sing to my iPod...the fact that i was walking at a decent speed and singing (silently) and having it not cause me any issues, was so overwhelming and beautiful. I dunno...how do you describe that?
I had a long shower lastnight. My feet were terribly swollen yesterday and still are though they are going down. I pointed it out to the person at physio and she said it's normal and that mine isn't too bad, but understandable that it's uncomfortable. I slept with my feet propped up on 3 pillows and it def helped! I have them propped up now and they are feeling better. I want to walk, b/c I know it's good, and the physio lady said it is good for me to be walking, but that it can make it worse. However, I am basically doing everything right and it's just a matter of the excess fluid to get out of my system. But hey, if this is my only issue I shan't complain!
What else? I was pretty miserable this morning b/c i was uncomfortable with the swelling, plus it warmed up quickly and my feet hurt. All i wanted was McDonalds and to take a shit. Thankfullly, I got my Happy Meal and we all know the happiest part of the meal is the diahrrea that swiftly follows! HURRAY!
So yeah, i'm feeling a lot better now that the feet are up, the Happy Meal is digesting, and i've got shorts on and have cooled down. Hope you're all well! Thank you all for your kind comments and well wishes!:)