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Thursday, May 1, 2008

We are in Pittsburgh!!


We are in Pittsburgh.......it's beautiful here! Everything is so green. I heard today there was 3 inches of snow home in Eastern Idaho!!! I am glad we are here-it was around 70 today! we walked around town a little....went to the mall- I bought the COOLEST skull neclaces and earings! Dr. Pilewski said.."such a sweet girl, wearing skulls??" I said "I am sweet, but I have a little wild side!" He is such a great doctor!!! He cares sooooo much about his patients. I am so lucky that I am in his care. My PFT's (lung function) was up to 84% and my weight was 97.2 lbs! He was happy with my progress. Tomorrow is my bronch-I hope I don't have rejection....or cepacia. If I don't culture cepacia, then I might be off inhaled fortaz in 1 month!. He even mentioned that in another few months, they might remove my port-a-cath! My third boob will be gone!! All of those things will depend on how well I do. He said he forsees me having many heatlhy year ahead of me...he is very optimistic! Well I will post as soon as I know results from the bronch.


Love ya'll,

Jamie

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Jamie,

It was so nice to meet you and Bryan last night. You are truly an inspiration to me. I was terrified of transplant until I heard about you and read your blog. I am praying that all goes well today. I will look forward to hearing the results.

All my love, Nancy

Candi said...

Jamie,
It is so good to see that you are doing so good! I miss you terribly and I check your blog daily. (I know, a little creepy!) Last time we were home, we didn't get to see you because you were sick and we were kind of sick. It has been over a year, and I hate it. I am so proud of you and Bryan for the light you bring in to all of our lives. Best of luck in the morning, you will be in our prayers!
Love,
Candi


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