What helped you get back to your "old self" after transplant?
Hi all. I was having a great conversation with Karin today and I started wondering what helped you to feel like you had gotten back to your "old self" after your transplant?
For me, it was finally being able to go back to work as a speech-language pathologist. I'd been a stay-at-home mom for 10 years because of military moves, caring for our 4 kids, and my declining health.
I went back to work about a year after my transplant and it felt so good to feel like I was contributing in a bigger way in my life. Of course, being a wife and mom will always be my top priority (along with caring for my health), but it felt nice to start putting my work out into the world again.
I took time off to homeschool my 4 kids for the 2020-2021 school year due to the pandemic and to get certified as a life coach. I feel like this has helped me to again put my work out into the world, and it's helped me to be healthier too.
It definitely doesn't have to be work-related- but what do you think has helped you feel like your "old self" again?