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Friday, January 29, 2010

Meds are Good!

My last post was concerning my meds~ well I did hear back and got the result. . . everything looked pretty good actually! Hooray! My biggest concern of course is keeping my prograf levels within target range (8-10) for anyone who might understand what that number means :) I am pretty sure my Iron is a little low~ they didn't have bloodwork on that recently. I have noticed my eyes look a little dark/tired, just not as bright as usual and I do have a low energy level. Soooo I picked up some more Iron Suppliments and got myself some hand canned pickled beats from my mom :) I really, really like my mom's pickled beats! So it is a delicious way for me to pick up a good source of Iron! I am hoping I will get my "spunk" back soon. Iron is a pretty easy fix!!

I think it takes time to get to where we can listen and understand what our bodies are telling us we need! It's silly to think that we let things go and our bodies probably tried to get our heads to listen long before it's really noticable. We usually know when "something is off", before diagnosable symptoms accur. So I guess I should practice what I preach and stay "in tune" with my body better! It's whole new learning process. . . I knew my health and listened to my body pre-transplant, but I had 28 years to master it. Post transplant however is starting over from the beginning in some ways! A new challenge to overcome~ A new life, a new body, a new set of rules :)

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1 comment:

Cammi said...


I love your positive attitude! I know some days are just "off" - I've experienced that, too. I'm going to start Yoga this week. I've heard it's such an amazing way to listen to your body and strengthen your core. I've never tried it in all these years. I'll let you know if I think it's really as transformational as many claim.

I hope your iron is up soon. Good to hear your other levels are awesome. Hang in there! I hope you're feeling stronger, more energetic, more hopeful and more excited than ever very soon! You're the best!


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