After a good check up on Tuesday, Emily was given the green light to start going back to school part time. She will begin next week going to Chemistry class. She has started with her home tutors this week for all her courses. She will continue with them and try to catch up while getting to go back to school a little as well on a limited basis.
Emily also started at Cardiac Rehab today. The program is directed at mainly adults who are recovering from heart attack or coronary artery disease. She is quite an anomaly with her young transplanted heart. She works out on the machines while her heart rate and blood pressure are monitored. The goal is to learn how her new heart and her body responds to exercise, and try to start work on some conditioning and strength.
She does not feel well every day, and has pretty low energy. The doctors are still trying meds to make her feel better, reduce the nausea and start gaining some weight.
It is a little scary to go out into the germy world, but Em is really looking forward to getting back to school and seeing her friends. The transplant team feels her immune system is strong enough to risk some routine exposures.