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Sept. 1–9, 2009
Tuesday, September 1st, was my biopsy. I found out on Wednesday that I had another zero rejection! My next biopsy won't be until the end of October. My biopsies won't be as frequent and are now scheduled every other month.
My Cardiac Rehab classes are continuing through the month of September. I had my second test and the nurses said there was a big difference in my test results since I began classes back in July. I love going to my cardiac classes! The nurses are so caring and supportive. It's great to see all the heart transplant/LVAD patients working hard and enjoying their workouts. The Sharp Cardiac Rehabilitation Center is a wonderful program and does so much to improve the quality of life for their heart patients.
Labor Day weekend we spent with our daughter, Nichole, and her husband's family in Coronado. Larry and I also celebrated our anniversary that weekend. We started the day off at the beach at the Hotel Del Coronado. Later we went back to the hotel swimming pool and I went swimming for the first time in three years! Before I couldn't swim because I had the LVAD and couldn't submerge in water. Wow ... what a great feeling it was to take that first step into the pool. It was a hot day and the water was so refreshing. Larry and I enjoyed splashing around the pool with our granddaughters. That evening we had a group of 30 family members meet for dinner at Asia Bistro in Coronado. Larry and I couldn't have asked for a better anniversary weekend.
Debbie completes the San Diego Heart Walk 2009.
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