I made it to six years so far. That’s pretty good. I had my check up yesterday. I was nervous before I went in. I worried that something not so good would show up on a scan. But the doctor took a look and said everything’s excellent.
This entire experience has taught me that I never know what the future holds. I always figured I’d be pretty much healthy. When I got really sick, I thought I would get over it fast. I was shocked when I got sicker. When things weren’t looking good, I thought I would die. But then after the transplant, I was surprised again with good health.
I’ve come to understand that the only thing I can count on is what’s going on in the moment and not beyond that. It’s given me a greater satisfaction with what is, even when it’s uncomfortable.