I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Friday, April 25, 2008

Rode my horse- 1st time since transplant!

Last week I rode my horse!!! It felt soooo good not packing oxygen, getting short of breath, plus I had so much energy!!! My horse was glad to finally get rode! We went to an arena and sorted cattle- it's a game- your on a team of 3 and you have to sort the cattle by numbers in order! Which ever team gets the most cows in 1.5 minutes wins.Our team almost won...maybe next time! Here are some pictures of me and Pixie & Princess- I was brushing off the winter hair and they were just being beautiful! This was worth going through the transplant!!!
Tuesday we leave to go back to PITTSBURGH!! My first check up!!! I feel really great- I now weigh 97lbs!!! I think they will be happy with my progress. They will be doing a bronchoscopy, chest x-ray and probably a CT Scan....to check for rejection and Cepacia. If I have rejection then we will have to stay there untill they get it cleared up. I'm praying for no rejection. I have a classroom of kids waiting here for me to learn the play we will be performing in June!

Bryan and I are going to "Second Chance Prom" Tomorow night!!! I bought a dress & Bry rented a tuxedo!! We are even being escorted in a limo courtesy of SALT LAKE EXPRESS! I will post pictures!!

*By the way Bryan has started a vinyl business- we can do any saying-lots of fonts and the price will be very affordable!! you can check out some of our stuff for sale at vinylbugdesigns.com if you want to order something email him us at vinylbug@live.com

Well gotta jet to bed! Love all of you! I will update from Pittsburgh!

1 comment:

Alysia Cook said...

Jaime you look great and I am so glad that you are doing so well. Hope you had a happy happy birthday. Alysia

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