My 5 year transplantiversary was december10th, 2012.....then on January 8th Bryan and I celebrated 14 years of blissful marriage :) life continues to bless me and I'm looking forward to a great year ahead of me.
I'm planning on going to a nail tech school & run a home based business....I'm super excited about.
I have a good friend who is going through rejection..and that is hard for me to think of how hard it is for her. She has gone through photopheresis treatment and just found out that it didn't work....she has to start the whole process over. It also gets me thinking about my deepest most honest fear in my life, which is rejection. I have been blessed to not experience rejection so I don't know what treatments are like for it....I don't know how I'll deal with it when that times comes....my heart breaks for all those post transplant patients who ARE going through it or have been treated for it.
Please keep Susanne and all the other cf/post tx patients who are going through rejection. I send my love and prayers out to all of y'all. I hope to get get bug hugs out to patients like Susanne....to lift their spirits and give them some sunshine in what might seem like a pretty dark and discouraging time. Anyone want to help?? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Save a Life...Be Someone's Hero... Be An Organ Donor!
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 email@example.com
I have been working out several times a week, working on my airbrushing and braiding bracelets like crazy :) I love all three of those thing...
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