Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Linds does Physio

Monday

Linds and I got up bright and early to head off to TGH. Mondays, if you remember, are my crazy long hospital days, involving many appointments and tests. The exception for today was my clinic being rescheduled to Friday.

The doctors likely couldn't handle their excitement at seeing me so had to give themselves more prep time.

We tackled the blood lab first. Have I mentioned how cheery the blood lab employees are? No? Well, they are like a breath of fresh...oh wait. Nope, just the opposite. It's either a bad work environment, or they all just feel real crabby about poking people all day.

After blood work we booked a ticket for some more radiation. Love me some radiation.

Finally it was time to down a badly required Starbucks, breakfast and my purse full of drugs. (Blood work has to be done before my anti-rejection meds, and I can't eat until I take my anit-rejection meds.)

Next we busted it up to physio. I was so proud of myself! Every day I get stronger (I know what you're asking yourselves..."How could she possibly get any stronger than she is now???") and I upped the tension on the bike to FIVE!! and went 3.3 on the tread.

Linds was extremely helpful - walking in place beside me on the tread, stretching alongside me and even squatting it up with me.

Check out my speedy kicks:


After I was done flexing my incredible muscles at physio, we jaunted off to the PFT lab. Linds thoroughly enjoyed watching me 'pant in the box' and was just as excited as I was to find out that my lung function is now...

83%!!!!!!!!!

She just can't believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Wahoo - next text your going to blow the walls out of that glass box!
    Well done Ms Muscle!

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  2. Way to go Jess - Happy Tuesday to you, spoke with mom and dad and we had a great talk. Yes we spoke a littl tiny bit about a family member in Ontario but we didn't mention any name lol. Hope you have a great week, time is going fast as we await your return home. Hugs and Love from our home to yours. Lee and Gladys.

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    1. Time really is flying by. I know I'll be back home before I know it. It will be bittersweet, as I truly have loved my time here and all the people I've formed relationships with, but I CAN'T WAIT TO BE BACK!!!!

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