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

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas to US!!

Hi!

My parents made it here on Friday!! They are really enjoying the warm weather. It was a little rainy, but today it was Beautiful! We went to the Phoenix Science Center to this big Star Trek adventure....it was neat. My Dad really enjoyed it. There was this Star Trek test and I was the only one that got 100% of the questions right - It made me a rank of Captain!!

Later we went to the Mesa Temple Christmas display and lights! It was amazing. You think that Salt Lake City is pretty...this was very beautiful & slightly warmer!

We got totally spoiled this year....I got some super cute Oakley Sunglasses from "Santa" and a book on acting that I wanted from Brant. I got a gift card to body shop, Ross, JCPenny, and Walmart! I got some acting classes paid for and a new set of wieghts so I can get buff! Bryan got some really cool shirts & a backpack from "Santa" and more cool clothes, a battery charger for his motorcycle (which he really wanted), and of course like 4 DVD's.

My friend Nancy called me last night! She sounds so good!! Her recovery is amazing! She was able to get the new surgery technique that the Surgeons at Pittsburgh invented. They can go through the ribs on each side with a smaller incision. They don't even have to cut the chest or sternim. It truly is awesome....the advances they are making with Lung Transplants! UPMC Lung Transplant research is a great place to donate. They are leading in new advances in drug treatment and surgery. Hopefully someday they can eliminate the chances of rejection!! I am doing great! I will be going to Pittsburgh on January 7th! Hopefully all goes great & lets all pray for ZERO rejection & Infection!

1 comment:

Hanging out with the Riley's said...

Ja
Thanks for the post on the cute pictures of mom and dad's vist. Darren says you are a nerd for winning the Star Trek Test thing...lol! Anyyways its good to see you in the pictures with your cute hair. Love your guts.

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Thank You for taking the time to read my blog. I am hoping that through this blog and my experiences that I can bring hope, faith and strength to all that may be living with Cystic Fibrosis, CF with Cepacia and Lung Transplant recipients. Information and blog entrees start Nov. 07. My Double Lung Transplant was on Dec. 10th 2007. Please feel free to read about my experience and ask me any questions! My email address is jamiebug77@gmail.com

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