Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I GOT THE CALL!!!!!!! CAN YOU FREAKING BELIEVE IT???? PRAISE GOD!!!!!

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! How TOTALLY unexpected!!!!!!!! You may be wondering why I'm typing this right now... well I've only got to be at the airport at 5am and it's 1:45am now... Flying at 6:30. Seems like operation is scheduled for 12 tomorrow. It's so unreal. I won't be able to sleep even though I'm so tired, it's been a long day!!! Filled with disappointment, physio, a cocktail (thank you Daniel) and a phonecall at 11:39pm that rocked my world.

I'm quite nervous!!! Shaking a bit! Had a bath now. Will lie down a bit after I've posted this. Please pray for the following:
1) that everything with the flying etc works out
2) that the lungs are good to go!
3) no unforseen problems
4) my parents' nerves!!
5) the donor family
6) that the op and recovery goes amazingly well

I think that's all... Don't know what else to say... this is surreal ;-)

Untill next time, when I will be breathing well!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.s. my sister will update this blog and keep you informed!!!

98 comments:

Dancing65Roses said...

Congratulations! I'll be praying for you!!!
<3 Carla

Linda Crane said...

Alice--so exited for you. Praying for a safe trip, transplant and recovery. Will put you on the prayer list at my Bible Study tomorrow. We are thinking of the process for Jamie, 22 w/cf.
Linda Crane from Cystic-L
Mother of Mandy (with the angels) Kyle, Hunter and Brady wo/cf and Jamie w/cf

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!...I found your blog through a comment you posted on Nate's blog. I am so happy for you. Are you going to the States for the transplant? Praying that all goes amazingly well!

GOD BLESS YOU!

Bree said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ALICEEEEEEEE I"m SO FRIGGING EXCITED FOR YOU!!!

I will post this on the Facebook group so you can get tons and tons of prayers!!

HOLY FUCK I'M EXCITED!!!!!!

Elna said...

Allie-I am so excited! God answered sooooooooooooooooo many prayers! Love you lots!

Anonymous said...

Ali, jy gan great wees! mens weet rerig nie wat om te sê nie - just stay strong and have faith! will be praying like crazy ...
anto

Princess Talana said...

Yay! Praying for everything... that it's not a dry run, that you'll come through with flying colors, for the donor.

Talana

Leslie said...

Hi! I came from Nate's blog as well. Just wanted to say I'm praying for you and that everything goes wonderfully. May God hold you in His arms the whole time!
God Bless You!

Anonymous said...

All the events leading up to this day, is just too conclusive that this is meant to be!!!!

Allie, jy is pargtig. Goodluck, en ek sal soon kom kuier!!!!!!

Andrew

Kristi said...

I hope everything goes well!

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Anonymous said...

hey everyone ... message from alice: she's doing fine, having bloods etc done at the moment, but she's sounding better then ever - nervous but i think very excited too! her operation is at 15h30 South African time - there is another transplant (heart) scheduled before her.
check her facebook wall for more info ...
*antoinette

Marcia said...

Also a visitor through Nathan's blog. Praying for you from Michigan, USA!

MilePost13 said...

We're praying for you over at my blog!!!

Annelie said...

Ek wens ek was daar om jou hand vas te hou. Ek het die hele London aan die bid vir jou. Baie, baie lief vir jou, Annelie

Miss Priss said...

I was sent here through Nate's blog. Just wanted to say that my prayers are with you today as you go through this experience. Know that you are not alone! God bless you!!

Anonymous said...

Found your site through Nate's! Praying for you today! God is GOOD!

the*4*of*us said...

I linked over from nate ant tricia....praying for you!!!

Scott Lawrenson said...

Praying for you in Virginia

Chelle' said...

Alice- praying for you here in Pennsylvania today. Eager to read the praises of the Lord in your sister's next post.

Florida_Mom said...

Stepping over from Nate's blog to offer my prayers.

Myra

Shawna in OK said...

I pray that all goes well. May God be glorified in this transplant. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Many blessings for you and your family!
Shawna from Oklahoma

beachbug said...

Alice, I found out your new lungs through Nate's blog.

I will be praying for you throughout the day today as you are having your surgery. My prayer is that God will guide your medical team and give them wisdom. That the lungs will be a perfect fit. That when you wake later today your new lungs will fill you with the air you need. Through this event may you experience the love God has for you.

I can't even begin to imagine how thrilled you are about this.

Gwenyth's Great Uncle Andy

Mama Grizzly said...

Praying for you in South Carolina!

Anonymous said...

We will definitely be praying for you today and in days to come!

Katelyn said...

CHECK YOU OUT!!! YEAHHHHH!!!! I am so excited for you! I will be thinking about you and praying for you all day and I cannot wait until an update occurs. :)

sarah. said...

saw the news on nate & tricia's blog... i can't imagine how incredible it must be to get that phonecall. will be thinking of yo today and praying for you...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and GoodLuck!!! You are in our Prayers in Florida!!!

Wrench said...

Found your blog via Nate's site -- I'm praying for you in TX! =-D

San Marcos Tumbleweed said...

Yipee! Remember to trust God's plan for you! He knows what He is doing!

littlelu said...

Alice-You have got to know this is God working for you. I pray that all goes according to his plan. Will be praying for your family and donor's family.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your surgery and a safe trip. Praise the Lord for His goodness.

Thodgson said...

Praying for you on the Outer Banks - Nate told us about you through his blog.
God Bless
Tina

wereart said...

Praying for you in Nags Head, NC

Undomestic said...

Praying for you and your doctor all the way in Minnesota!

Court said...

Praying for you in Texas!

Heather said...

Came over from Nate's blog too.Just wanted to let you know I'm praying for you. May THIS be YOUR miracle. God bless you. Heather in Dallas, TX

Anonymous said...

praying for you in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania & a successful transplant !

pam"n"chemlab said...

Alice,

I don't know you, but I am praying for you because I read about your double lung transplant on Nate's blog. We are having exams at our school today so there is lots' of quiet time for me to focus in on prayer for you and the donor family! I am so glad that the Lord has provided you with these lungs and that the family will be able to see their loved one live on and help you to breathe like never before. You're in His Hands now and what a safe place to be!

Pam

mom2izzyandallen said...

Praying to the God of all grace that you will experience a miracle.

Nicole said...

Hi, I'm a stranger who's praying for you (I got the link from the cfhusband blog, but i don't know them either!). Best of luck today...

Nicole
Chicago IL

Sylvie said...

Alice, I am praying our Father in Heaven, He is holding you in the palm of His Hand...

Bisous

Sylvie from France

Rhonda said...

Alice, prayers from the OBX (Outer Banks, NC, USA) are coming your way today. May God hold you, your family, your doctors and team, all in the palm of his hand today and always.

Donna Lawrenson said...

Alice, I am praying for you. I learned about you from Nathan, he is my nephew. God definitely is in the miracle business and praying for yours. God Bless.

Amber said...

Alice, PRAYING FOR YOU! :):) I remember what it's like to get 'The Call'. I'm praying that it was not a dry run (those are disappointing) but instead the real thing! :) May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding in this time!! I'll continue lifting you and your family up to the Father into we hear back! I'd also like to send you a copy of my book once I have your address! :)

Amber Metz
22 yr. old CF patient/double lung transplant recipient (Sept. 25, 2005)
www.ambermetz.com

shelley. said...

Alice - Came over from Nate's blog.

I have been and will continue to pray for you today. God is GOOD!

Love,
Shelley
Michigan,USA

Matt and Cristin said...

Praise God girl! We are praying for all involved! Praise Him for peace that passes all understanding, for guidance for the surgeons hands, total acceptance with your body/no probs, and then some! Gos is so good! Can't wait to read updates! Sweet dreams!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you that God will be glorified in your life as you will be a living witness to His mighty power. Praying that the new lungs will be a "perfect fit"

Tanya said...

Found you from Nate's blog...

Praying from Canada for you today!
Blessings!

Beth Anne said...

Praying for you in NJ!

josh and nicole said...

How exciting! I found out about you from Nate and Tricia's blog. We will be praying for you now too and hoping this surgery lends you health and many new beautiful beginnings.

~Josh, Nicole & Alanna Coyle (Raleigh, NC USA)

Thoughts and Things said...

Nathan sent me over here. You have a great surgery and great recovery and know alot of people are thinking of you!

Edee said...

Will be praying for you, so happy for you, good luck

Valerie said...

Congratulations. I also heard about you through Nate's blog - I am praying it all goes well and that you will soon be celebrating with a new vigor!

Brenda Boitson said...

I'm praying for you as you're in surgery right now.

Brenda Boitson said...

I'm praying for you as you're in surgery right now.

Mandy Farris said...

that is so exciting. i saw your link on nathans blog. good luck with surgery. i will be in prayer all day for you, God is good and he will take care of you.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you in Northern California, Alice!!

We came from Nate's blog too!!

The Brown Family said...

I will be praying for your Alice!

Emily said...

Rock on, God! Praying for miracles today!

Anonymous said...

I found your story on Nate's page and am praying so hard for everything to go well. Thank you for sharing your story online so we can all be inspired and encouraged by your journey and continued faith. -Becky in Texas

Proof Of His Grace said...

Alice,
Praying for you as you go for your transplant & recovery. Looking forward to hearing the great news afterwards about the miracles God will/has perform(ed) in your young life through this experience. Keep your eyes on Him and He will give you a strengh you couldn't muster up alone!*found u via Nate's blog*

Prayerfully,
Heather (Grade 5 Liver laceration survivor) & Barry Twitchell of Bradenton, FL
proofofhisgrace@tampabay.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice! I found you on Nathan and Tricia's blog...I'm praying for your heatlh, peace, and joy today! God Bless You! I'll be excited to see how well things go today!
Palmers in Indiana

Anonymous said...

Alce: Praying for you today from Tennessee, USA. God is in Control and I pray you feel His love, comfort, and strength during this time.

Meredith said...

WOW! HOW AMAZING GOD IS!!! I have been following your story now for about a week as I found you through Nate & Tricia. We will be praying all day and all night for you and your family.

"Because I listen diligently to the voice of the Lord my God, being watchful to do all His commandments which He commands me this day, the Lord my God will set me high above all the nations of the earth". Deuteronomy 28:1

May God Bless you this day and PRAISE HIM FOR ALL BLESSINGS! Meredith/Orlando FL

ajc4ever said...

Hi, I came from Nate's site. Just wanted to let you know I'll be praying for you today. Also, praying for the donor family and your parents. :-)

Angela in central Ohio

Shannon and Carey said...

Alice,
YEAH! I will be keeping you in thoughts and prayers all day long.
Shannon in Austin :):)

Abbie said...

Hooray! My family is praying for you today, and we are so excited for you!
Lots of love from Oregon!

nathans hispanic brother-in-law said...

will be praying for you through out the day

Christy said...

I'll be praying that all goes well..

RoseAnn said...

visiting from nates blog! Praying the lord will give you peace and knowing people from around the world are lifting you up in their prayers will let you feel his presence. Roseann

Grace said...

We'll be praying in OH!

Julie said...

Got here through cfhusband (Nate's blog) - prayed for you this morning and continuing to keep you in my thoughts throughout the day. Looking forward to another update soon!!

Douglas said...

I saw your story on Nathan Lawrenson's blog and wanted to say I will be praying for you and your family. We will also be praying for the family of the donor. Look forward to seeing your updates.

Danielle Davis

jeanjeany said...

I read your fantastic news on Nates blog,we are all praying for you here in Ireand,wishing you a safe trip & a speedy recovery :):)

Jeand

lbstr-quadrille said...

My name is Alice too and I want nothing but good things for my name buddy! Came from Nate's blog as well and praying for you in South Carolina!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's amazing! I found your blog just like many others, through Nate's. Praying for a safe trip, healthy lungs & an amazingly smooth surgery. Be blessed!
The Tyler Family
Apollo Beach, FL

ladybug 23 said...

Alice,

praying for you in Fuquay-Varina NC...will be in prayer all day of your surgery, before and after as well. God is good...praying for you, your family, the donor and family and all the nurses and physicians to be guided by Him. Found you from Nate's blog

Shari J
NC

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Praying for you!! Found you through Nate.
Becky

Anonymous said...

Will be praying for you, your family, the donor family, doctors and staff for a smooth surgery and recovery! Heard of you through Nate in NC. God is so good!!! Looking forward to seeing you post again, with your new lungs!!!!

Anonymous said...

praying for you today girl and all you'll be going through... love ya from here in nc

nate's wife

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Alice. I found you through the wonderful Nathan. I am praying that the surgery went well. I am praying for the donor family and the tough time that they must be having.

Praying from NC

Jane-Jane said...

praying for all! you, your family, the medical staff, and especially the donor family.

found you from Nate's post today.

Becca said...

Congrats! Prayers from Nashville, Tennessee will be going up! Heard about your transplant and need for prayers from Nate's blog. Best wishes for you and your family!

Tommy said...

I'll be praying all goes well for you and that you'll have a quick and complete return to health. I know all who have been reading Nate,Tricia,andGwyneth's story will also be praying. God is awesome!!!

Stephanie said...

Praying for you from St. Louis MO.

hoosier homemaker said...

hooray! Dear God - please answer all of Alice's prayers! Can't wait to hear from you again.

kellars mommy said...

Congrats!!! Praying for a speedy recovery...

Jennifer said...

Prayers are with you today. I hope at the time of this you are recovering. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

suzie said...

Hi Alice,
Praying for a good recovery for you, strength for your family and friends and also the donors loved one's.
'Praise God'

Much love.
Sue.

hopeeex12 said...

amazing. praying for you. :]

Anonymous said...

Praise God for His goodness and mercy! I also heard of you through Nate & Tricia's blog and I will be praying for you and your family as you recover.

Anonymous said...

Many blessings. I am praying for you today!

Anonymous said...

I know I've never met you and never will, but there is something to be said for the power of prayer. I'll definitely keep you in my prayers! God bless you!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog while visiting Nate's blog. I will be looking in often to see how you are doing. I wish you nothing but the best with all of my heart.
Lisa in Texas

Danielle said...

I JUST found your blog today. I will pray for you and hope you are recovering and that you are healthy right now! I will check back for updates.

When you return to blog land, I'd love to give you the gift of a blog makeover (no charge), if you are interested. I have decided to pick a few random blogs to make over, for some beautiful and deserving people. If you want one, when you're ready, please email me at blogsbydanielle@gmail.com

Many many blessings to you for good health!

Liz said...

Will be praying for you! God has a plan for your life - always look to Him. I heard about you on the Lawrensons blog.

Just Me said...

Congratulations on One Year with new lungs!

=)Amanda