It is SOOOO cold!!! And it has been like this the whole weekend. The weather's gone from summer to mid-winter in a week! The max temperature for today is 12 degrees C... and it's AUTUMN. In fact, autumn's just started! Last week it was like 27 degrees. In my entire life it's only ever been this cold ONCE in Port Elizabeth. So I'm NOT looking forward to winter in Joburg. And the problem right now is that I don't really have any winter clothes here. So I had to go shop for some winter stuff. How horrible ;-)
In the first pic is me and Carli on our way to do some early Sunday morning shopping. I'm wearing my new white coat which is nice and warm and makes me look like a doctor when I'm wearing my mask! And that makes people stare even more, lol! Not that I give a damn. Carli took a lot of pleasure out of telling EVERY shop-assistant that I had a lung transplant and that I'm wearing the mask because of THEIR germs! Was really funny to see all the reactions! We also had some cake and something hot to drink. As you can see Carli's showing off her new beanie! I think I should also consider getting one!
So as you can see the rest of my weekend was awesome. Seeing Dr Williams on Thursday and then it's hopefully back home for a week!!!!! Can't wait! Made a whole list of people I need to see in PE, and it's going to keep me busy! Hopefully this week goes by fast and Thursday comes quickely.
Someone asked whether I still have CF now that I've had a transplant. The answer is yes... except for my lungs, they don't have CF because they don't have my DNA. What this means for me now is that I still take digestive enzymes with meals and I still have CF related diabetes, which is actually made worse by my anti-rejection meds, but I control that with insulin, so that's fine. So for the rest I feel 'normal'. Having normal lungs is something you can't describe to someone who has CF. You have to experience it for yourself, and I pray that everyone on the transplant list will get to do just that.
P.s. someone called Michelle commented on an old post and said that I should contact her through her blog page, and that they stay about 20mins from Melville... For some reason I can't reach your page, so please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see this!