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RIP Bree xxx

Posted May 25 2011 12:12pm
Today, a week after her life support was switched off, Bree peacefully passed away. I am so sad, and just like everyone else who knew her, wish I knew what went wrong and why it couldn't be fixed. She was my best blog-buddy, and we had quite a lot in common. REALLY going to miss her, especially in Sweden. The pic above was 1 year post transplant. Here are some old blog posts...


Bree: 23 Jan 2008:


Alice has a new set of lungs!



Heath Ledger died:( (mourns)



And I'm still waiting.


So...Alice, Alice, Alice you ask? She's doing great! I just read her blog (which her sister is so kindly updating) and Alice is still sedated but should be coming off of it soon! The lungs fit perfectly and so far, she is in perfect condition! Yay Alice! I will admit I will miss sitting on MSN talking to you about how shitty we feel and how it sucks being hooked up to O2 all the time, and how people can be bastards, but at the same time, I AM SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I cannot wait till you return and you can BREEEEEEEEATHE! I've heard it's easy. I can't wait to experience it myself!


Bree: 27 May 2008


World Transplant Games, August 22-30, 2009, Gold Coast Australia.What do you say, Alice? Should we do it?Like I told you, this is our ticket to really experience LIFE. We've been couped up with lung disease for how long, not able to do ANYTHING and THIS is our ticket to meet eachother and THIS is out ticket to live our dream of LIVING.And even better - it falls the week of our b-days! (August 23(moi) August 31(Alice)).What do you say, Alice? What do you say!? WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!(lets hope i'm tx'd by then!)



Me: 27 May 2008 (almost exactly 3 years ago)


Me and Bree are going to Australia for the World Transplant Games in August 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to http://www.worldtransplantgames09.com/ to check it out... It'll be at the end of August 2009, which is also the week in which we have our birthdays!!!!!!! And like bree said on her blog:"We've been couped up with lung disease for how long, not able to do ANYTHING and THIS is our ticket to meet eachother and THIS is out ticket to live our dream of LIVING."Bree must just GET her tx first, but she'll get it SOON... the waiting list in Toronto is 2-3 months, and she's already waited more than a month...How cool is this going to be!!! We want to do erotic dancing and running or something...


There were many more special posts... and to think we were 23 days away of meeting in real life. THIS SUCKS. At least she never had to struggle to breathe again after tx.



In other news... Evlyn, a transplant friend I DID meet is Australia, needs new lungs :-( She received a heart and lungs tx about 6 months after me. Her lungfunction has been drastically declining since end of last year, and now she needs new lungs again. Really hope all goes well for her and that she gets some great new lungs that will love her for years to come. Pic above is us with the entire Mexican team! So altogether not a good day in transplant world for me...

Managed to pick up my 3rd cold for the year, probably courtesy of the biatch in the pharmacy who showered me with her snot. Saw Dr on Monday just to stop it in its tracks so I can go back to gym, seeing as we're FLYING in 3 weeks time... (stupid icelandic ash-cloud permitting). Lucklily lung function was 100% (best so far this year), so just got some nose-stuff. Been sleeping badly so I think tonight calls for a Dormicum... mmmmm.... also only 4 days left of working at my current company...
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