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1month anniversity...

Posted Aug 25 2008 6:34pm
I've had my new lungs for exactly one month today! YAY!!! A month ago this time my surgery just started... This has definitely been the most hectic and life-changing month of my life! But SO worth it!

My Dr's appointment went well this morning, fev1%/'lung function' is 87.9%! Up from last week's 81%! It's positively NORMAL! Going again next Friday.Only did 2km on the bike yesterday, was lazy and didn't sleep well the previous night. Couldn't stop thinking, felt like my thoughts were just racing and couldn't stop! So last night I took a sleeping pill to prevent it from happening again! My thighs are stiff today! And it's going to be worse tomorrow ;-)

Our internet is only going to be up and running in about 2/3 weeks time because Telkom has a 'backlog'! Ugh!!! I've got more than 1700 e-mails to go through and it's getting more by the day. At least it will keep me busy once we do get internet. Until then Antoinette will just copy and paste for me!

My mom and I went to an outside coffee shop again this afternoon to celebrate my 1-month 'birthday'. Had an American Chocolate Brownie!!! And insulin! With my sugars having been all weird except for the past week when they were fine, I haven't had anything sweet to eat during this whole month! And I've been craving it like crazy! I used to eat quite a lot of sweets, since I've always wanted to pick up weight rather than lose it. (except for my 'fat' years when I was 15/16, when I weighed 8kg more than now!) Luckily with my sugar levels being better now I've picked up a kilo since last week and hopefully in the weeks that come I'll pick up another 2/3 kg.

I almost forgot, someone asked about not seeing my scar... You wouldn't see it when I've got clothes on, as it is horizontally accross my chest, on my bra-line. I'll even be able to wear a bikini without it being too noticible! But I'm proud of my scar, so I don't mind.Enough blabbing..

Just want to end off by saying that it's been especially cool the way I've been contacted by CF people and mothers of CF children in South Africa saying that I've given them hope and options for the future. I really want other people with cf to experience this amazing gift, and most of them ARE NOT AWARE OF THIS OPTION! If I hadn't heard about lung transplant through cystic-l on the internet in 2003 I would've died somewhere in this year and probably wouldn't have seen my 24th b-day. So I'm seriously going to do my absolute best to promote it. As well as organ donation. If any of you aren't organ donors yet you better register! 'don't take your organs to heaven because God knows we need them here!'

May you all have a good weekend and may God bless you as much as he's blessing me!
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