Happy New Years!! No Holiday for those who have to exercise, we did do part of the home program and then walked to the hospital to visit some friends. Another fellow COPD patient received his gift of life last Saturday! He is doing very well as reported by his partner and is in step down already. I beleive he is from the Ottawa area, only met him a few times at rehab classes. The unoffical count for transplant in 2008 was 82 and 1 already for 2009! We have been here now for one month although it does seem longer most days. Our little group is trying to stay busy, visiting those in hospital and meeting for coffee, we all miss the regular routine of rehab classes. Some are finding it a bit depressing and and getting into a "funk" which hopefully will lessen once we start back next week. It seems that those that are waiting are finding it much harder than the caregivers, and that is understandable, waiting is difficult especially when you have a bad breathing day. My partner is doing very well and we are lucky that we can get out and about, and are thankful that the rollator gives him that freedom. All in all we are thankful just to be here and have the opportunity to be in the program. I gave myself a little gift of a manicure the other day, first one i have ever had....i could get used to it!! It was great to have a little time to myself. I feel that a couple of the other caregivers I know (they are men) don't seem to be able to get the few hours every so often to unwind and relax and take care of themselves. Hmm maybe they should go for the manicure too!