It’s been a busy week here at My2ndHeartBeat World Headquarters.
I’ve already made 2 trips to my transplant center and both went well. On Tuesday, I had an outpatient visit that included labs, EKG, chest X-ray, Echocardiogram and a heart biopsy (right heart cath). All of the results are back at this point, except for the biopsy and all is EXCELLENT. My “ejection fraction” was 59% and my cardiologist and transplant coordinator both told me I was doing very well. And, to keep doing what I have been doing because it’s working ……. mainly that’s eating correctly (most of the time) and getting plenty of exercise. I also took another “thank you” note for my donor family. I am approaching my 1,000th day of extra life and had the desire, the need to thank them once again for this precious gift that I have received.
My other trip was to volunteer, which was yesterday. It was a good day and there were a two more heart transplants in the past few days. I know both people, so it’s a good emotional event for me. Both are doing well.
And, today, just to complete a “Trifecta”, or for you hockey fans, “The Hat Trick”, I am making my third trip in as many day to my Tx Clinic to have dinner with many other heart transplant recipients. It’s a monthly event, and it’s a wonderful thing to see so many people celebrating life!
Tomorrow, maybe we’ll get back to work on that guest room project.