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.