First Shower !!Sat, 02/11/2012 - 5:09PM
Today, I took my first shower since my LVAD was implanted 6 1/2 months ago. It was absolute heaven. I was very nervous but it was actually easier than I expected. It was a little time consuming but I am sure that once I get a routine down it will become old hat. With each passing day I realize how lucky I am to be enjoying every day. Doing more and more of what I used to do. I was always the chief cook for my wife and I and she had to step in when my health was deteriorating. In the last month or so I have been back in the kitchen trying some new recipes and a lot of the old favorites we haven't had in a long time. My wife and I are laughing a lot and enjoying our time together. We would like to thank the doctors, LVAD coordinators, nurses and physical therapists at Loyola that made all this possible.