If you notice in my previous pics, I NEVER show myself from the waist down. Although I'm still fat, I'm down 70 pounds, and I'm not hiding anymore. When I walked through those doors this morning, I started the rest of my life. This is day 1. Things are going good, even though I feel like crap most days, my MEL score (how they determine the transplant) is 14. They won't even put me on the list until I am a 15 or more, and have lost 40 more pounds. So now I am focusing only on losing weight.
The process is going to be very long and very expensive. From now until transplant time, which will probably be 6 months to a year away, we have to travel back and forth to Atlanta at least twice a month, and this first month, it will be every week. Dang gas guzzler we drive sucks! Then they informed me after the transplant my meds will cost approx $2000 a month and insurance will cover all but about $500 a month of that cost. Where am I supposed to get $500 a month for meds for the rest of my life? Off the money tree in the backyard? Lots of challenges ahead, but I'm hanging in there. Thanks for hanging with me.