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

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Eleven Years!!!

I am so sorry, im a little ashamed when I saw my last post was almost over a year ago. Well take a deep breathe...I’m still healthy and happy and going strong. I recovered after 2 treatment of soul solumedral (IV STERIOD). The treatments sucked and I was grateful for them. I ended up losing about 15% FEV1 which just took some getting used to. I’m still at 74-77% but I haven’t hit the 90% since the rejection. I was so scared I was not going to around for my 10 yr transplant anniversary, my heart was broken as much or more than my lungs were. I recovered and celebrated my 10yr healthy and rejection free. Last month on Dec.10th I celebrated with a small party with family....11 years now...I hope to keep on hitting my goal to live and retire with my true love bryan.

2018 was a good year though. I stayed healthy.discovered new talents. And....oh wait....we came back From UPMC in July 2017 (after I was rejection free) Bryan and I BOUGHT A HOUSE (another one -we sold our first house right before the transplant. We technically sold everything we had that was worth anything & spent years to get back to where we were before I got sick. We purchased our 2nd home at the same time of year we sold our first home It was honestly 10 years when we gave up everything  with FAITH there wa a miracle waiting for me across the country.

Transplant life is amazing...and challenging.some days are easy and the hard days are hard.
I’m so thankful that God hears my prayers and will In fact answer  them...then let’s us choose whether to follow him With  faith or not.

AUG 2018 - HOST PARENTS-
So since aug we have been a host family for a 16year
It’s a neat opportunity to learn about Germany.

Quick usage. Love y’all,, happy new year 2019!!!!!!



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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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