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

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Getting over Shingles

  Shingles has been I intersting....a little painful but not enough to slow me down much. I got  them on my lower back/left side & that's where most of the pain was. The pain traveled down my hip I to my thigh & knee. I still get some pain at night, but for the most particular feel good during the day.

They immediately put me on an antiviral(Valtrex) which helped get control of the virus before it spread all over my left side. They also put me on a prednisone spike of a 40mg week taper. Yesterday was the last day of those. So for the most part I think we knocked out the shingles in a week :)I'm so happy!!

Yesterday I recieveived my license in the mail so I can legally work as a nail tech. I'm still working on getting my home salon ready. I painted more yesterday & today I'm going to get some vinyl lettering & decor put up.

My life post transplant is so amazing! I've done things I have dreamed about doing my whole life. My Donor and I have been on many great adventures together and I hope she is proud of how I've cared for and lived with her gift of life. I'm coming up on my 6 year transplant anniversary in just over 3 months, that's such a miracle!!!

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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