I am about 2.5 weeks post transplant and have not gotten out of bed yet. Until today! With the assistance of a physical therapist and a cardiac walker I was able to get up and walk several yards. It felt great to get out of the bed but it was also very hard work and exhausting.
Mom is here as my cheerleader and has been a total rock star. They are talking about having her leave because they are tightening visitor restrictions due to Covid. We really don't want her to have to go anywhere so we are asking for an exception to their new policy since she has not stepped foot outside my hospital room since we checked in on the 4th.
I am being moved from ICU to the fifth floor, where I have more independence and the nurses back off of caring for me a little bit. This is a step in the right direction and a step closer to being able to go home.
I am still blown away with how amazing the staff here are and continue to build some strong bonds with my caretakers.