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

Saturday, December 10, 2016


I'm celebrating my 9th Transplantiversary tomorrow (Dec.10th). How amazing it is to have such a beautiful gift that has added many more years with my loved ones. This anniversary is especially special for me. Just a month after I had my transplant in 2007 my husband and I celebrated our 9th marriage anniversary. This year marks another 9 years together. My beautiful angel donor's gift has now doubled our time together. 
I am feeling pretty good, it's unbelievable how sick I was. It really feels like a lifetime ago. I was praying for a couple more years with my amazing husband...and 9 years later I'm still so blessed. My life has been wonderful before and after my transplant. If I see everything as a blessing and look for the good in all situations I know my life will have no regrets. It's through the hard times I'm strengthened and the bad times help me recognize and appreciate the good.
 The things in life that are most precious to me are my family & friends. My husband is why I fight so hard. Love is so powerful 💕 I strive every day to be an example and inspire others with CF. Let's all pray for another 9+ years. 

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Where to start to learn about my transplant!

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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