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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Keeping Busy!

I am starting to get my jump start energy back! Ya! I find myself being more self motivated and less tired. That is soooo refreshing. Yesterday I spent all day cleaning my apartment. I LOVE making "TO DO" lists with little boxes I can check off when I complete a task. Some people HATE to do lists, but I find them rewarding and motivating. I had a pretty ambitious list yesterday and didn't complete everything so today I get to finish it.

I am not only feeling better, but I am staying very busy and enjoying it! I have been going to Jester'Z about 3 days a week and I perform 3 Saturdays out of the month. I have rehearsal/practice on Tuesdays, advance class on Thursdays and performances on Saturdays! I have been working on some "brain" workout games online to help improve my short term memory problem . . . anyone else who is Post Transplant find that their short term memory isn't what it used to be? I figure that with my O2 levels low and my CO2 VERY HIGH, that I killed brain cells (it's a good excuse either way) I struggle a little with remembering things and recalling information. I am hoping that with my energy back, that my brain will be able to 'think fast' again and I can regain some speed too. Two important things when doing improv~

Happy Groundhog Day! I was just thinking. . . 2 years ago I was in Pittsburgh on groundhog day. I had just been released from the hospital & we decided to drive to Punxsutawney for groundhog day celebrations. I only weighed around 70 lbs and I FROZE my skinny little butt off!! It was a cool experience. . . however, I pretty much only recall how cold I was :)

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3 comments:

Jen said...

Would you like to come to my house now and clean? I can't seem to find my energy! :) Hope you guys are doing good! Loves!

Cammi said...

So glad you are feeling better. Sounds like you have a busy schedule with Jesterz. FUN!

70 pounds after your transplant? Good golly! I bet you were cold ALL the time. And winter in Pittsburgh...ugh!

So glad you're regaining your energy.

I LOVE making lists, too. I don't always finish them but I feel productive just writing them!

Kacy said...

Jamie,
I'm a secret "lurker" of your blog. I'm a friend of Cammi Brady's and found you through her blog and journey. Your story is amazing and I feel a little guilty for not telling you that before now. Inspirational, to sum it up in one word.
I have RA and can tell you that when I am on Prednisone my short term memory is SHOT. The higher the dose the worse it gets!! I know Cammi and I have talked about her having to take it. If you are, that could be part of the problem. (I like that better than DEAD BRAIN CELLS:)
Just a thought. You are part of my prayers. Hope you continue to feel energized!!
Kacy Acree

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