My Double Lung Transplant

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Don got the call...

The guy i have been getting rides with to TO every Weds, Don, got his lungs on Friday! I received an email this morning from his wife informing me of this. I promptly screamed, and gasped, and called my dad into my room to read the email. I wrote his wife back excitedly, informing her that i needed a drink.

Words cannot express how elated I am for Don - and for Bob, and for Matt! So many lungs in so little time. That's incredibly morbid and gross almost, but interesting nonetheless. A huge huge thanks has to go out to those who consent and are selfless enough to agree to organ donation upon thier death. And a huge huge thanks has to go out to the families who agree to follow through with such a wish. It cannot be easy, to consent to saving complete strangers lives knowing full well...it means the ultimate death of your loved one. It takes guts..it takes more than that, and without these people, my friends would have only had a little time left. So thank you donors.

I am going to visit Don on Weds when i go down to TO. I am back to taking the bus now, now that Don is in hosp, but that's ok..it's only once a week. Also, i have to go for my echo again, as the ppl at the cardiac place fucked the date up and gave me a day that wasn't actually it. Oh well. Not much i can do...i'm thankful they were able to give me a day where I would at least be in TO. That is hard to come by.

So that's about it people! I'm still here, and I'm still waiting. And for now, I guess that is ok.

3 comments:

Alice said...

Can't wait for the day your title is 'I GOT THE FUCKING CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!'...

BreathinSteven said...

Hey you beautiful chick!!!

I'm with that other beautiful chick, Alice -- I also can't wait for the title she suggested!!! (I would have used her suggestion, but I don't use fucking profanity...)

Sometimes it's not easy with these people "dropping" around you... Matt got the call, then Don got the call -- you start wavering between, "when will it be MY turn?" and "Oh my God -- this is beginning to seem REAL!!!" I waited an unusually long time (you won't) and watched people listed long after me get transplanted long before me... It does make it real when someone else you care about gets the call...

Sorry your ride got screwed up -- if I were in the neighborhood, I'd ride you there myself... I'm happy for Don too... Tell us how he is after you visit him!

Stay in shape... EAT... Keep us in your life with your blog... There are a lot of people out here thinking about you... I hope you see more bunnies and don't have to staple any more legs on...

Love,

Steve

The Yorkshire Rambler said...

Still stopping by to see how you are. I love reading your blog. You write so well. I am still hoping and praying for the day I can read your blog and see that you have had your call too. Hang in there. Lx