I wanted to ask to see what type of attitude you find to be most effective, at least in living life to the fullest, despite the issues that come with post transplant.
Would love to hear your thoughts.
Basically, I'm a type A kind of guy, which I know from experience isn't the best.
I tend to worry quite a bit, especially when it's lab time. But there are also times I find myself just not living life because of fears of what may happen or worrying.
As a result, I know I haven't "gone all out" (at least without abusing or doing anything stupid) so to speak when it comes to living my 2nd chance.
My question comes as I attended a retreat over the weekend, and we were made to reflect what we've done. achieved, enjoyed, etc. over the past year.
While reflecting, I went back further, all the way back to from the time I got transplanted.
Unfortunately, this made me realize that I didn't do as much as I should, considering the blessing I've received.
Over the years, I've heard different people take different approaches,
- Some live like they normally would with some precautions.
- Some live with a ton (probably too much) precaution
- I've also seen some, go through life as they did, then worry about the issue (be it infection, lab result problems/anomalies) when they come.
Would love to hear your suggestions and experiences, as I try to change my attitude/way of living or approaching life as a tx patient.