Friday, February 15, 2008



























Alice again! I'm at my dad's work right now, trying to load some pictures... The one in the wheelchair is me at PE airport waiting for my flight, making some last-minute phonecalls. Then there's me getting physio in preperation for surgery.. And waiting to be wheeled into theatre, feeling VERY scared and nervous!!!!! Then there's me on the ventilator.. note the various drips and 7 drainage pipes! And the steroids made me fat overnight,lol! The next pic is me waking up. I can't remember this and was very confused! But at least I'm looking pink! Then there's me with my mom and sister in Surgical ICU, I remember this! After that it's me in the general ward with the teddy my mom bought me to keep me company ;-) HOME AT LAST! In record time! Me and my mom outside our flat, the day after being released from hospital. Then there's me in an OPEN AIR coffee shop without any smokers, away from other people. It was taken this morning, my first public outing! Very nice...And finally (wees geduldig Annelie!!), my mom! Hope you can figure out which photo is which! It looks a bit random to me!!! But my readers are clever people :-) That's all for now, hope you enjoy it! Your prayers made it possible!!!!

18 comments:

MilePost13 said...

Way to go Alice! We're so happy for you! Take care of those new lungs and live life like never before!

Anonymous said...

Wow I am so shocked at how awesome you look such a short time after surgery. You look fabulous!! We have an aswesome God!! He is a great healer! And just imagine you still have more healing to do so soon you will feel even better! Praise be to God from who all blessings flow. Love the updates!! Keep up the faith!
Sister in Christ,
Shawna in Oklahoma USA

Annelie said...

Liewe Alice

Soos jy my ken, nie altyd baie geduld nie, daarom het jy so gou uit die hospitaal gekom om my tot ruste te bring. Jy lyk wonderlik en sien uit na my kuier. Baie liefde, Annelie

elna said...

Dearest Allie! You are looking great! and I am sooooooooooo proud of you and I am so thankful for the miracle of life that you can taste and enjoy! I visited Alice last Sunday just for an hour and I praise the Lord for so many things: faithful parents, prayer warriors and awesome friends. Alice, your walk in faith has encouraged me and increased my faith...God is real! and he has great plans for our futures!! Love you lots! Have a wonderful time with Andrew and hope to see you over Easter!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your pics Alice. You look fantastic. It is hard to believe (by seeing the after pics) all that you have been through! So thrilled to hear how well you are doing!!!!:)
Still praying in NY (USA), Amy

Bree said...

Alice your pictures are beautiful! I am so happy that you are doing better and it's great to see the pics to validate it! You are a strong woman! You're still in my prayers and can't wait to chat! It's been almost a month!!!

Hugs
BRee:)

Anonymous said...

GOD is soooo good!!!

Gen in Michigan said...

You are beautiful. It is so great to see you doing so well this soon after such a major surgery. I've been following your story after being directed here from Confessions of a CF Husband and your amazing story keeps me coming back. Our continued prayers for you recovery!

Dancing65Roses said...

Alice - from the picture of you in the airport to the one of you confused after surgery - there's such a difference!!! No more pasty whiteness!! You look amazing, and I bet you feel amazing too - your speedy recovery is a miracle! I only hope when I have to have a transplant mine will go the same way!
Lots of love,
Carla

Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

Alice...We found your blog through Nate and Tricia's. Transplantation hits close to our household, as my son's dad (my first husband) recieved a heart transplant Dec. 30, 2006. He was 38, and due to complications from his liver, the Lord called him home. Our son is 17 now and we love talking about his dad's life. We celebrate his memory daily as he was one of my best friends since childhood! Knowing that there are NO guarantees in life, my husband and I decided to take a step on faith an adopt a little girl from Guatemala. I invite you to read our story when you have time. I am so thankful to God for your speedy recovery. Your blog truly has been inspirational! Love in Christ. Cheri harrisquest.blogspot.com

Tamara M. said...

Whoo

I see Dutch words... (wees geduldig) Very funny, but I first thought it was just some kind of grammatic mistake. ;)

I'm Tamara, a girl from Holland, and I've discovered your blog through Natan and Tricia.

Like your blog!

greetings Tamara

mom2izzyandallen said...

Congrats Alice! You are looking GREAT! We continue to pray for you and your family

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled for you! Enjoy your new life to the fullest!! Praise God!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice! I have been following your story since I read about you on Nate and Tricias blog. I had a double lung and heart transplant in 2001 here in the states. I am sooooo jealous! You look great! I was in the hospital for 3 months, and you got out in like 2 weeks! The first time I looked at myself in the mirror, I cried for 2 hours :( I have been praying that you would get your transplant and then for a speedy recovery! God is great! I am now waiting for another transplant (liver and kidney), and waiting is the hardest part, I think. If you could pray that my transplant comes soon and that all goes well, I would appreciate it!
Your friend,
Allison

Mary said...

Alice you look fantastic! ANd what a cute little mom you have too. So glad to see that you are enjoying life. Keep praising God for answered prayers. I am still praying for you as well.

Mary
Florida

Margarete said...

God is so good. You are beautiful....enjoy all your days and live them to the fullest!

Kelvin said...

You are looking fantastic Alice. We are so happy for you! All our love, Ami & Kelvin, New Zealand

Gizela said...

Tannie Renee! Ek wil net vir tannie se: Mag die Here vir tannie so seen in die jare wat kom! Tannie is 'n great ma en ondersteuner vir Alice. Engele op aarde het nie altyd vlerke nodig nie!
Mag die Here julle almal se asems nog gereeld wegslaan met ander wonderwerke in julle elkeen se lewens!
Liefde Gizela