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Postby Dionne » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:28 am

It was so good to see your post and to hear that you're doing so well. That's awesome! I tried to email you but the message kept coming back undeliverable. Anyhow, I'm about 8 weeks post op now, and I can't wait to start exercising and getting back into shape. (The Prednisone is killing my weight control efforts!)

My family and I are thinking about attending the Transplant Games...would like to meet you if possible. In which event are you participating? I've thought about training for the 2005 Games in swimming. :roll: I'm hoping that by attending, I'll become inspired.

Glad you're doing well...take care of yourself.
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Hi Dionne!!!

Postby LuLu2004 » Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:46 am


Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I am doing extremely well, thank God, and I definitely consider myself blessed in so, so many ways. We will DEFINITELY hook up if you come to the Transplant Games!! I am so excited about it. I have been slowly getting back into shape but plan to kick my training up a notch beginning May 1. Lord help me! :o

I started exercising about 5 weeks post transplant. Started off slowly with some very light handheld weights and then added walking 30 minutes a day. So be sure to start out slowly and you should be fine. How many mgs. of prednisone are you on daily? They will probably taper you pretty quickly to a lower maintenance dose of 5-10mg a day. I can give you lots of help and tips on keeping the weight at bay while you are tapering. It takes a lot of will power not to overeat since the prednisone really bumps up the appetite, but YOU CAN DO IT!!

My email address is :

Feel free to email me anytime!

There are no guarantees in life, and life is what you make it. Live each day like its a precious gift from God and you will have few or no regrets.
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