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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another trip home!

I have been in Phoenix away from most all of my family. I have had an amazing adventure here in the desert, but in order to keep a balance in my happiness and heart I have to return home to share the love my family has for me there. It hasn't been very long since I returned to Idaho, in fact it was the first of July but already I miss all the joy that I find there. Fall/Winter is soon approaching Eastern Idaho and I probably stay away from all the flu bugs and colds that everyone shares through the cold months. This trip back home will be one of the last ones I make until Spring of 2011. . . . I learned the hard way by going home in April and my suppressed immune system just can't handle the bugs there.

It's an interesting concept to wrap my head around sometimes. I feel as though my health is more fragile now. . .yet, I am healthier. I have been blessed with very little setbacks and complications since I have been released from the hospital after my surgery. I have gained the ability and strength to enjoy life again but the fear of losing it all to a chest cold always lurks in my mind. Hand Sanitizer is my best friend and germs have become the enemy! Even though I have to be MORE CAREFUL when encountering large crowds, children and public places I can't wish my life to get any better than it is. I am happy when I am with my family. My family was my motivation and strength to pursue and survive my transplant. I am excited to see them again :)

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2 comments:

Jamie said...

I just seen your comment on my post, please add me to your blog roll, more then welcome! I don't blog as much as I'd like, but I try to put my feelings and experiences out there. I have been following your blog since I started and enjoy it very much! I think I am going to blog about my car soon, I'm such a "motorhead"!

Denise Fahr said...

Jamie,
I have the same fear. Fear that Jim will catch a little bug and all hell will break loose. So, I guess that won't go away but it doesnt' seem to be quite as overwhelming as time goes on. Glad you are doing well!
Denise

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