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Thursday, August 27, 2009

6 MONTHS... part DEUX!

Hey Everyone,

Boy it's been a long time since i was here posting. I should be shot... no wait then I would have to give up these amazing lungs of mine. It has now been 6 months, and I just got my results from my Bronchoscopy. In case you were wondering what that is, it's a camera that goes down the throat, into the esophagus and then into the lungs, takes a biopsy of the lung tissue and checks for rejection, infection and bacteria.

Well, I am happy to say that I have NO REJECTION, some pseudamonas growing, but nothing to be concerned about, so basically nothing growing, cause it was there when my lungs were put it, I grew it already in my esophagus. Very exciting.

Also, i have been accepted as a volunteer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. What better way, besides being with my family, than to celebrate my 1year anniversary at the Olympics in CANADA!!! Woohoo!!! Vancouver here I come.

So that's about it, hope everyone is well, and laughing a lot. It is, after all, the best medicine.

Love and Prayer to you all

Saturday, August 15, 2009

6 Wonderful Months... and counting

Well, it's been the best 6 months of my life. tomorrow marks the 6 month anniversary of my new life. There isn't one minute I regret in the decision I made, to accept a gift from a complete stranger, who knows how to make the life of a complete unknown easier. I still thank my donor everyday for this wonderful life i am living thanks to them I couldn't imagine not being here to enjoy the lovely life I am living.

Some of the things you take for granted don't make any sense to most, but to me it's like a light switch. Each step I take, and each breath I take are all symbols of things I couldn't do a year ago, or 6 months ago for that matter. No matter where in the world you are, you make friends,w ho don't understand why you do things the way you do, and now the whole world knows why I choose to do the things that I do.

My life is now complete. All i have to do now, is stay health, keep smiling, breath deeply and thank the heavens above for ever little thing that has been given to me.

My family is the best, all of them. From blood family to in laws. I can't imagine my life without any of them. Imagine a life without the people you love the most and how they support everything you do, even if they don't agree with it, imagine living life without the people who know you best, and laugh at you when you do something typically you... just imagine that! i did, and did not like it. I felt lonely, and out of sorts. That was when I was flying to Toronto and it wasn't something I want to do again.

So Sunday is my official anniversary, feel free to send me gifts, I like t-shirts and photo albums and music.... just kidding, I don't meed gifts... just money! lol I am so funny.

I will be going to Toronto with my mom, last time I went with my Dad, this time I will take Momma along with me. I might actually meet some of my new friends, Amie and Ashley, who both had successful transplants after me this year. I am so excited for them!!!! Yay!

Seeing as clinics are always on Monday's, I am most likely to meet with them on Monday while int he waiting room. Ashley, if you are reading this, you might want to prepare, so and air hug. You see Ashley is my germ-a-phob friend, but she will have to learn that germs are our friends when they are good ones, to help us fight infections. Life is better with some uncertainty. Trust me!

Amie, and I met through CF Clinic Social Worker in Toronto, she was on the list waiting and I was her contact person for questions. As I was with Ashley. And mow Triple A are unbreakable. Ashley and Amie, have known each other through hospital stays in TO. Which I was never a part of until this past January.

Anyhow, things are going great, my life is getting better and better. I cannot wait to keep sharing my experiences with you all. I'll have an update next week about my appointment. Cheers an love to you all.