Sixteen (and Fifteen) Months Post Transplant Status

It’s been 16 months (April 14, 2014) since I received a partial liver from Logan, and 15 months (May 13, 2014) since my second transplant.

A few milestones:

  • I ran my fastest 5K on August 13, 2015: Thanks to encouragement from my running companion and co-worker, Greg, I finished in a time of 22:38.3, which put me in the top 10% of finishers in the race. My pre-transplant (1998-era) personal record time was 23:41, so I am now on record as being faster post-transplant than I was pre-transplant!

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  • Lahey Hospital made an awesome video about our transplant story for their #PowerofTransplant video series: 
  • I have hiked 14 of the 48 four thousand footers in New Hampshire: Flume, Isolation, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Lincoln, Osceola, Osceola (East Peak), Passaconaway, Tecumseh, Whiteface, Wildcat A, Wildcat D!  Our recent hike up Mt. Jackson was on August 8th:

https://www.strava.com/activities/364618941/embed/88f900f66508178ede1d089f208d65dd7c5d3fb3

Pre-transplant, I had doubts that it was possible to feel better post-transplant, but I keep feeling better and better every month. On one hand, the surgeries feel like so long ago, but on the other hand, it’s only been 15 months since my life was last saved!

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4 Replies to “Sixteen (and Fifteen) Months Post Transplant Status”

  1. Wow! Wow! & Wow! I love to read about your adventures! You also completed a degree and worked in the last fifteen months. I continue to be amazed with you and what “Good Science” can do. Love, Mom

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