My Double Lung Transplant

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tomorrow

TOMORROW TOMORROW I LOVE YA TOMORROW, YOU'RE ONLY A DAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy freaking batman Christmas - my consult is tomorrow! I am excited, scared and nervous to say the very most. Actually I am refraining from saying too much b/c sometimes my mouth gets my into trouble and find that i need to bend over and kick myself in the ass.

I don't even think I would ever thank mass quantities of homework for keeping me busy but maybe I should. Today i swam in a sea of papers in a textbook about the History of South America. Interesting, but a lot of shit to sift through. I still have 3 chapters to read in my first morning course but 3 of my 4 courses are finished (for last weeks work - havent started this weeks!). I love university but sometimes i want to strangle it.

I am hoping i will sleep tonight but i most likely won't. I always have sleep issues before stuff happens. The last 2 nights i have slept the whole night (like a new born!) and i have slept 10 and a half hours. Maybe reading some more tonight will help make me doze off....

Anywho, i am going to go and will update you on tomorrow's events. SEND LUCK AND PRAYERS AND EVERYTHING!!! THANX BUNCHES!

Hugs
Bree

4 comments:

BreathinSteven said...

Hey You...

You're in my prayers... I hope your consult today went as you desire -- I hope they list you, and I hope your wait is short. And most of all -- I hope you know what I know, and feel what I feel very soon...

I read some of your blog postings, Bree. I particularly loved the one about Bunnies in July -- and the one about hope... It made me smile that you finally found someone in your shoes that let you know that this can go right... I'm one of the CFers you were speaking of. You're absolutely right that when you're looking at things like this, we're very different... There are many similarities -- but it's just not the same...

I don't know how long you've been struggling for breath, Bree... I can remember struggling when I was a toddler -- and it getting progressively worse for 40 years... In my 20s, my capacity was probably 50% -- by my 30s it was under 30%... When I was listed in 1997 at the age of 37, it was between 10-15%...

I've never, ever understood what it was like to breathe "normally" -- It freakin' blows my mind every day, Bree... My last PFTs, seven years post transplant, were around 110%... I think about this all of the time -- walking down the street to work I can suddenly feel myself breathing and I'll well up... That happens several times a week...

I hope your journey is more awesomer than mine... You've seen us all at transplant buddies -- you've seen how many of us survive and thrive... Soon enough, you'll be on this side of the fence -- breathing with beautiful, new lungs from some precious person and family who saved your life...

And I haven't read a lot -- but I truly admire what you're doing with your blog -- and you'll so appreciate in 10 years with your new lungs, looking back at your journey...

You take care!!! Tell us all how your consult went!

Love,

Steve

(BreathinSteven on TransplantBuddies...)

Risa said...

Hi Bree

Don't you just love reading Steves responses. I knew how great he was from our first conversation over the phone. He is like our big brother.

I look forward to hearing what you have to say about your Consult.
love
Risa

It's Her said...

Well, you're going to do your PFTs about now (unless you're 3minutes late, tuttut!).

Good luck and God bless, Private GB me later if I'm not on.

I hope that you get what you're looking for and at the end of all this journey you will be able to breathe again :) xxxxxxxxx

It's Her said...

No, wait, I got the times wrong. Good luck in an HOUR!!! :P