Hello MN. I arrived home last night about 7 PM and was greeted by 2 hours of rush hour traffic. Wait, I thought I left LA behind:-) I had my final clinic appointment the day before and it went well. I had a little rejection again, 1R, but the doctors said don't worry at all. Totally normal. The rest of my tests were totally normal and my cardiac function was spectacular again. I have started running since I last posted. My doctors told me the week before to go live my life. Shower, swim, run, lift weights, whatever I want to do. I started to run on the 21st and all I could muster was .5 mile. I didn't have any expectations, or I tried not to, but I admit to feeling disappointed. I walked a 0.25 mile and then ran a 0.25 mile. The next day I did two 0.5 mile runs. Two days ago I ran 1 mile without stopping twice. I won't beat anyone any time soon, but it doesn't matter. My legs have been very sore. I guess I lost muscle not having run for 3.5 years, but it feels like it is coming back quickly. I am getting stronger every day.
It feels weird being home, not having been here for the past 5 months. At the same time it feels great. One fun thing I did last night was throw away all my old VAD accessories. Things like harnesses, holsters, etc. that I wont ever need again. Didn't feel bad at all! I can't wait to play my guitar later today, no hum or buzz from my pump ever again.