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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today I'm 1 year 6 months post transplant!

Today is exactly one year 6 months from the day I got the gift of life......I know despite being stuck in a hospital room I am doing really good! This is a landmark and special day for me~ My friend Nancy Matthews also is Celebrating today...it is her 6 month mark! It's great we can share this day!

I think I told you about a woman I met at clinic ~ Cammi, who is here in Pittsburgh waiting for lungs. She is such a sweetheart~ This morning her mother dropped off a "care package" Cammi had put together for me. It's amazing how each item in the package screamed "jamie" It included Hershey milk Chocolate Bars...my fav! along with bright pink nail polish and nail care kit *everyone knows how much I love to paint my toenails* It also had some card games to keep me entertained along with a magazine~ There was even a motorcycle magazine which of course Bryan has already read through at least once :) There was also some note cards which seriously just the other day I mentioned to Bryan how much I wish I had some note cards to write and send people...It's like she read my mind! The notecard she wrote me is seriously sooo cute I will definately be using it in my scrapbooking!

The thoughtfulness and gifts were so touching and once again it confirms to me that the Lord hears our prayers and sends us angels everyday!

Please keep Cammi in your prayers that she might stay healthy and recieve new lungs soon! Also if you have some time click on Nancy Matthews link on my blog and wish her a happy 6 month anniversary!

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1 comment:

Cammi said...

Hi Jamie!

I'm so glad you liked the package! Your blog has been an inspiration to my family these past 18 months as we considered and have waited for transplant. Thanks for giving us the hope of living a full and healthy life after transplant. We're sorry you're having this little bump in the road but hope you will be back home and feeling great soon! Please let us know if we can do anything else for you!

Happy 18th month anniversary! We'll have special thoughts for the donor families of both you and Nancy on your anniversaries today.

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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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