This was a long process that will last my lifetime. Here is what I have done and continue to do, to the best of my ability. When I first received my heart in April of 2015, people around me could hear my heart (it was loud). Trust heart: I live to live, sure I have bad days, live in a high drama setting. I am also a step-parent to Pam’s seven children, grandparent to five. Work part time, college, nothing that I can think of would be a bridge I have not crossed. Physical: I need clearance to join the YMCA other than that I feel the limits. I lived with a VAD for two years I pushed myself each day. Recently I was talking to my Orthopedist, I asked him my I am always sore, he replied welcome to 58. In my four years, I am in position to attend the YMCA on a regular basis. This is the hardest thing for me, adding another aspect, create an exercise routine, I just keep trying to create space from the hospital. Not that I know of.