It's been .92 years,
or 11 months,
or 47 weeks and 5 days,
or 334 days .....
(I will spare you the hours and the minutes.)
... how ever you count it - What a long strange trip it's been.
I remember the wise and wonderful Dr. Ottman telling me as I laid in the ICU last August not to fret the short-term stuff but to look six months down the road.
Well it's been six months almost twice over and I'm still dealing with some things that I thought would be long gone by now.
I was so psyched to declare that I was CMV free last post and it looked as though I could look forward to feeling better this summer than I have in years.
But it seems that the universe has other plans.
Now the higher levels of CMV are back. I can not tell you what a drag this is to be dealing with again.
On the flip side....
My talk at the Transplant Consortium went well. I met a lady from the NKF that recognized me from a photo shoot that I did for them more than 20 years ago. Crazy.
The panel that I was on was put together by The Gift of Life Donor Program.
We each told our stories in detail and then afterwards we took questions from the audience. It was very well received by the crowd of critical care nurses and other hospital personnel that take care of both donors and recipients.
I was personally thanked by a lot of them after the program was over for sharing my story.
And so...... As I slide quickly toward the 1st year anniversary My new goal is to have all of these problems wrapped up by August 2. That may be a lofty goal but that's what I'm shooting for.
Thanks for checking in here.....this time....and for all the past months.
The story continues.