I am 47 have twin daughters 12 years old, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a handsome husband.
I am type 1a, stage 1/1 have probably had hep C for 30 years.
[More] I love to dance and have my whole life with a preference for Afro Caribbean styles.
I started running when I was 40 to keep weight off after my Thyroid went out. I used to get up at 5 AM every morning and run 7 miles with 12 to 15 milers on the weekend. I have run 6 marathons and many races. Now I can't go up the stairs without getting out of breath and have gained 30 lbs. My last shot 48/48 is this Friday 4/17 and I hope I will find myself again
I'm glad to hear you are feeling good again and "almost human." I can't wait to get back to doing all the things I have missed doing for the past 48 weeks (bicycling, running, canoing, hiking, etc). I hope to get back to that sooner rather than later. :)
It was a tough haul. I'm right there with you as to the depression in those first couple of weeks post-tx. Wow - it beat me to a pulp but I was too ashamed to say so.
So now Newleaf tells me her NP put this right out there for her, that there's a 'mood backlash' when you stop tx. That made me and my husband feel better, just to hear that. He was hoping, like yours, that I'd be back in a flash and emotionally, I was in bad shape. My NP was very vague about post-tx.
The more I do physically, the better I feel. I wonder how quadriplegics survive emotionally. My physical activity level impacts my outlook so much.
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