Sunday, December 07, 2008

Exercising for optimal outcome to an organ transplant

Organ transplant patients must follow a strict regimen both pre-transplant and post-transplant to insure their surgery is a success and recovery goes well. This includes diet, exercise and strict compliance with taking prescribed medications.
In the photo on the left I'm a pretty sad looking case as I recovered in the ICU following my lung transplant, but just a few weeks later (below) they had me exercising and I felt like a million dollars. That was over six years ago and I've never stopped.

Walking has been my lifesaver and I can't stress enough how important exercise is. As soon as I finished the three-month re-hab at the hospital, the first thing I did when I got home was to buy a treadmill for those days I couldn't walk outdoors.

What prompted me to post this article was a web site recommended to me:
I checked it out and can highly recommend you visit this site for tips on buying a treadmill and using it.

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