Six years ago tonight (technically 1:30 am tomorrow) Bryan was woken up by his cell phone ringing...it was the hospital and he says he knew when the phone rang it was "the call". He and his mother hurried to the hospital. He spent time with me as I slept while the ventilator breathed for me. He told me he loved me and that I was going to be okay. Then he said his "see ya later" and I went into surgery to get beautiful new lungs.
I was so afraid of having to say "good bye" and being wheeled away into surgery...I knew that would be so hard and The Lord took that burdon away from me. Although I was in a coma on a Ventilator I'm sure I heard Bryan as he told me how much he loved me. The thousands of prayers from friends, family and strangers were heard and answered. Tomorrow I celebrate my miracle and I am saddened that somewhere far away another family is reminded that tomorrow is the 6th year they will celebrate Christams without their loved one.....for that I am sad for them. I hope they find peace and comfort in knowing a part of her has gave me wonderful 6 years & that I treasure very breath.
Thank You Donor Family
Thank You to ALL of mine & Bryan's family
Thank you Dr. Pilewski
Thank You Paul Moran-Pilage
Thank You Dr. McCurry
Thank You Eastern Idaho Community for your support & donations
And I have to always thank God for hearing and answering prayers....miracles happen...I am proof!!
* here's to another 6x6 transplantiversaries!!!! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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