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"At the rate you are going - you will be dead in 6 years" said my pulmonary doctor in 2005 - and he was right. July, 2011 my lung function was 26% and I was accepted by the Duke Hospital Transplant Team for a double lung transplant. When my lung function was only 17% on Feb 10, 2012, I received a pair of lungs as a generous gift from a stranger: my donor. My first goal post transplant was to walk i a 5k and just 4 months after surgery I walked in my first 5K with a time of 56 minutes. Not ...
"At the rate you are going - you will be dead in 6 years" said my pulmonary doctor in 2005 - and he was right. July, 2011 my lung function was 26% and I was accepted by the Duke Hospital Transplant Team for a double lung transplant. When my lung function was only 17% on Feb 10, 2012, I received a pair of lungs as a generous gift from a stranger: my donor. My first goal post transplant was to walk i a 5k and just 4 months after surgery I walked in my first 5K with a time of 56 minutes. Not too bad for someone who was dyiing only 4 months earlier. Medication will be a life long part of my life - which has caused a lot of weight gain: Good health, diet and exercise will have to be a regiment I maintain in order to succeed in enjoying life to its fullest...so here I am, still recovering, but strong enough to take next steps. I look forward to learning and growing with other SparkPeople.
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Member Since: 12/11/2012

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My Goals:
I hope to build up my strength enough to go kayaking for the first time in the Spring 2013.

I would like RUN a 5K instead of walk it.

I would like to be able to carry a loaded backpack on a 25 mile three day hike.

Can't wait to be ME again - but will be happy with a goal of 150 for now!

My Program:
My plan currently accommodates my pre-diabetic status, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Pretty bland meal plans for now. Hope to stay motivated with the exercise: treadmill, elliptical, recumbent bike, stretching and strength. Really like a couple miles through the woods when time and weather permit.

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I am a disabled US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger from Philpott Lake VA in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I was on oxygen for three years before I had a double lung tansplnt.

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GEOPUPPY
2/28/2013 3:17:59 PM

Welcome to the Geocaching Team!!!! Please stop by and jump in on our forums. Introduce yourself and keep on hunting!
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SHIRE33
1/4/2013 7:01:48 PM

Thanks for your kind comments on my photos. That dress is actually PURPLE! I never had a sexy purple dress before, so that was fun. It was my Valentine's day dress. I think I'll wear it again this year!




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PEGTIGER
1/4/2013 2:39:53 PM

WOW! You are an inspiration, running with lung transplant. Congrats on making the changes to be healthy!



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FITMARTI
1/3/2013 6:40:29 AM

Hey Tracksall!

Yes, I get up with D everyday at 4:30 and use the early hours for study time and just "me" time.

I can only imagine the sound of your dog baying up the tree.

Have fun on your hike today.



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FITMARTI
1/1/2013 8:47:09 PM

I am so glad we are on this journey together and that we can be a support for each other. We will both do it!



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