Sunday, December 12, 2010

All by myself....

For the first time in 3 weeks! Danny had to go home yesterday and go back to work so I will only be seeing him on the weekends now and mom just left an hour ago to go shower and freshen up at the hotel.

What a wild and crazy path my transplant journey has come to. I never in a million years would have thought this would be how I got my new lungs.

I don't even remember all that had happened to me I only know what people tell me or I read. The last day I remember is 11/28 and then the next thing I know I am being wheeled in for my transplant on 12/1 with my family waving at me down the hall.

Everyone in the hospital is calling me a miracle. They can't believe at how sick I was and how wonderful I am doing now.

I am having a little problem with retaining fluid in my legs but we are dealing with that and I am getting stronger everyday!

It so amazing to finally be on the other side of the fence. I waited SO long and watched so many people get there lungs ahead of me I thought my turn would never come. But the big guy upstairs had it all planned out and I got my lungs right when I was supposed to and straight from the surgeon's mouth "they are the best lungs" he has ever seen! :)

So thanks to all who kept tabs on how I was doing through the whole process. The thoughts and prayers where definitely answered and I am truly grateful.


OceanDesert said...

YAY!!! SO great to hear your 'voice' again! I am so happy you are on the 'other side of the fence' too! It's a great place to be! Thinking of you every day as you recover! I had some swelling and retaining the first few weeks after tx as well, it'll get better! :)

Stacey said...

I was so worried about you... You were in my prayers every day. I am thrilled to read this post! The BIG guy upstairs definitely has major plans for you. I could not be happier for you and your family!!!

LE said...

That my girl...great they you are blogging again. A miricale you are! I am sending hugs and prayers your way still. You keep up the good work! XOXOXO

Christy said...

You are awesome Jen. I REALLY hope you are out for Christmas!!!

I gained 30 lbs of fluid after my tx, but lost it in about a month or month and a half. The more active you can become, the quicker it will go away. Those kidneys can be stubborn to begin with, with all the crazy meds.

You truly are a walking miracle, and we all love you!!! XO

Jesse Petersen (CF Fatboy) said...

Great news! Glad to hear you're on the mend and making good progress.

Somer Love said...

I am so VERY happy and So VERY proud of you! Congrats Jen! Love you lots and keep on keeping on you are doing GREAT!!! Xo