My Double Lung Transplant

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Getting excited...

THIS is what life's about!

Talking to Evlyn right now on facebook (heart-lung tx, she lives in Australia..went to the Aussie games with Alice while i was recovering from my tx...) annnnnnnnd *drum roll please*


It's over a year away, but i'm already SO excited! Thankfully I have over a year to save, but god i'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!

1) World Tx Games in Sweden
2) Go to Ireland for 2 weeks afterwards
3) Spend 45 days travelling Europe
4) Go home BROKE but with a LIFE TIME of memories with an AWESOME chicky!

I don't think anyone can know how much this means to me...To be able to look ahead and know that i can do this and that lung problems don't hold me back anymore. It's no longer, "when i get my transplant..." or "after my transplant..." now it's, "next year, after the transplant games..." it's FOR SURE!! AHHHHHHHHHH! Obvs we're still talking about it but in my heart i know it's going to happen. And i'm so excited that I probably won't even sleep tonight. I've never been able to travel - ever. And to be able to say that I can and not let medical stuff get in the way? I will worry about the amount of meds to bring with me later, that is not an issue. The issue now is that Eve (Alice, yes?) and I are gonna do this massive trip and have a blast. That is my goal for the next year: to save up, have fun, love life and live it the way a normal 24 year old should. How many people do i know who've globe trotted? TONS. AND NOW I WILL BE ONE OF THEM!



Anonymous said...

I have gone on 2 contiki tours and they are literally the best thing ever, I did a 7 and 14 day European trip (sadly not as long as yours) but I am not kidding they were amazing both in terms of the things you see and the people you meet. I've lived in London for 4 years and have toured around Europe on our own and its definitely not as fun as contiki, they sort everything out for you and make it cheaper and more informative then you could ever do on your own. If you ever have any questions let me know ( I promise I don't work for them :) I'm just a CF'er whom came across your blog a while ago and love the way you write (I also went to Uni in the town you live in I am pretty sure)

Alice said...

Chris and I are also wanting to go to England after the games, cos my aunt stays just outside London! But dont have cash or leave @ work etc for a contiki tour :-( can't wait to see you though!!!!

Jess said...

That trip sounds AMAZING! I hope it all works out and you have the time of your life!

Jess said...

That trip sounds AMAZING! I hope it all works out and you have the time of your life!

Amy said...


have lot and lots and lots of fun and take tons and tons and tons of pictures :)

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