I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Feel Helpless

Tonight I am a little besides myself. I don't really feel comfortable talking too much about what Nina is going through. She is very sick and is currently waiting for new lungs. She is still hospitalized and they will know more tomorrow. She is dealing with some emotional issues right now and is not doing so well.  I am so worried. I am wishing she wasn't so far away so I could go see her. I feel helpless. I feel like sometimes I think I am helping others by sharing my experience, but things like this reminds me of how unpredictable living with(dying from) Cystic Fibrosis can be from patient to patient. It makes me feel guilty sometimes knowing that my story had a tough, but happy ending. . .and knowing some are not so lucky. This also makes me wish so much that CF could be cured and others with CF would never have to experience any of this.

So once again, I beg that everyone who visits my blog will ask everyone that they know to include all those that are suffering with Cystic Fibrosis in their prayers tonight. I have many online Cysters and Fibros who are waiting for life saving lung transplants. Many prayers are needed. Nina needs prayers, her family needs prayers. I know that's a lot of people to pray for, but they could use them.
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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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It's hard to put into words how I feel toward my Heavenly Father and the Savior. I have so many reasons to be thankful for what I have gone through & endured. Because of my trials in life I have gained a strong testimony of Faith. I have always had Faith in the Lord and in Prayer. As I faced the decision to get a double lung transplant I had to rely on faith to make the choice.....By listening to the spirit, I was guided to Pittsburgh where my life was saved. I believe prayers are answered. I have always tried to follow the philosophy of this: If I do what the Lord expects of me, he will give me what I want & need. That has always worked for me. I Believe in MIRACLES..........My life on this earth is a miracle- I prayed on my knees for years to be healed from my lung disease. I knew that through a priesthood blessing (if it was God's will) I could be healed. So many times I thought he would heal me instantly...my faith was tested as I continued to get sick and no cure was in my future. I turned to prayer....I talked to my Heavenly Father, I cried to him and he heard me and he healed me by guiding me to Pittsburgh and guiding the surgeons hands. I learned humility, and thankfulness. I realized that we need others to lean on and we are supposed to strengthen each others testimonies. I learned that the hardest things we'll do are usually the greatest blessings in our life. I was able to experience a lot of things during surgery and I know I had comforting angels in my ICU room. THe Lord knows each of us by name and he will never leave our side. We need to remember to stay close to him and have Faith that he is watching over us. I know this for a fact! I know that following the gospel will bring us true happiness- the world will tell us otherwise, but I know I am truely happy & living the gospel has brought me that. Amen