Shereyse said. “I couldn’t even make up the bed on my own. I was still trying to work everyday, and play sports with my children and all of that good stuff, but it was very hard.” When Shereyse came to Duke in January, she was passing out frequently and doctors say she was near death.
She was transplanted in May and has been on the fast track to recovery ever since. Shereyse’s doctors say her good attitude seems to be buoying her recovery. “I told Shereyse that she’s made transplant look easy, in the setting that she’s gone through things that many of us would consider so difficult and so hard, with a smile, with a good attitude –’how hard can I keep working? What can I keep doing?’ and really exceeded all of our expectations,” said David Zaas, her pulmonologist.
Shereyse is now working out daily, and is keeping her weekly checkups. A home nurse also visits her apartment from time to time. “I can just be mommy again and cook and clean and all of that and not have to …