I am 28 years old just started working for my local electricians union and I also am a licensed home inspector. I had my transplants 14 years ago and doing wonderfully. Still off of all anti-rejection medications and all other medications as well. Still apart of the genetics study at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and everything has been going wonderful. Life has been pretty crazy and finally starting to settle in. I hung up the rock climbing shoes since I injured my knee climbing last summer in Red River Gorge Kentucky. Bummed but I think that it's a good thing.
Life has been such an awesome ride! I have done so many wonderful things with rock climbing, fly fishing and being a free spirit for all of my twenties. Since my injury though I have had to find new outlets to cope with having to go through a lot of major surgeries in my short life thus far. Although on the outside I am physically fit and active, being a transplant patient and not needing any medication and being a lab rat does have it's mental draw backs at times, but trying to dwell on the past is something that I believe a lot of us tend to do. But in order to move forward with life I have difficulties putting the past behind me. PTSD has been something I have been coping with for years and it does have a tendency to disrupt my normal day to day routine. But as they say every action has a reaction and for some reason my physical appearance is wonderful, but I'm still trying to get the mental aspect of being a transplant patient down. I feel that it's going to be my life learning experience and something that in the future I may be able to help others cope with as well.
Mar 23, 2010
Nov 20, 2013