Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Yesterday... AND TRICIA MAY HAVE NEW LUNGS VERY SOON!!!!

I'm back in Joburg!!!! And sorry for not posting yesterday.. I wrote this really cool post but it just WOULD NOT POST!!! I literally tried for hours, my blood pressure probably went through the roof, but eventually I had to give up. So tonight I'll give an update about yesterday and then tomorrow I'll post LOADS of pics that I took today!

But before I get to that... I found out about 2 hours ago that they may have found lungs for Tricia again!!!! PLEASE pray that this is not another dry-run!!! That would just be cruel and horrible and emotionally DRAINING on them! And since it's Nate's birthday today, new lungs for her would just be the PERFECT gift!!!!!! I'll be sleeping when they hear what's going on, but hopefully when I wake up tomorrow morning I'll get amazing news!!!!


Monday evening's pizza evening was great! The first pic is me and the girls that were there... Tuesday was BUSY!!!! Went for a walk on the beach with Daniel at 6am, then I went to say bye to my 2 physio's (pic on the right is me with Karen, on my right, and Liesl on my left), then I had coffee with Karien, then I had lunch with Daniel, then I went to say bye to Anto, then a friend's dad came to say hi and bye, then I had coffee with my CF doc, Dr Gebers. (bottom pic). And later in the evening Daniel came to say bye. But at least I saw everyone that I had to and had a BALL of a time!
MANY times when I was so sick I often lay awake in my bed thinking too much scary stuff. Then I forced myself to imagine what it will be like the first time my friends see me after the transplant, assuming I made it till then. I imagined their reactions, How I would look (pink and fatter!), how it would feel not being the 'mentally strong but physically weak one' and not holding them back anymore. Because we couldn't do much when we socialised. It basically came down to watching a dvd or playing a boardgame. But they supported me all the way. And my first visit home was EVERYTHING I imagined and more... How amazing. All those nights I had faith that it would happen in my heart, but my head wasn't so sure. I'm really going to miss everyone! I'm a bit sad on the one hand, but I've got a great weekend to look forward to. But more about that later... Have to start unpacking and stuff!!! Just HAD to blog first!

10 comments:

Sallie said...

So glad you had a good weekend! May God continue to bless you.

Random question - What does TX stand for? Is it specific to lung transplants?

Anonymous said...

glad we all had such a good time! and it was awesome to see you looking so good! and please, don't ever think you held us back - you still remain the best friend and person anyone can wish to have and know, and watching dvd's or playing board games or building puzzles just made up time, your company and spirit is what blesses us most! can't wait to have more great times with you! will be missing you now that you're back in Jhb!
*antoinette

Alice said...

Sallie... I know tx stands for transplant, not sure if it's specific to lungs, although probably not...

Anto... mis jul al klaar!!! Mar kom amper weer! En ek gan v ons 'n weekend getaway beplan v later ini jaar!

Sallie said...

Thanks, Alice. I had never seen the abbreviation before seeing you and Nate both use it. I had a liver transplant, but don't remember anyone calling it a tx at the time. I guess I have learned something new!

neilcharm said...

Welcome back to smoggy joburg Alice. You look so refreshingly good and relaxed. The week away from jozi did you better than good. I too have been following Tricia's story and I pray that these are the ones, and that one of these days she will be spending more precious time with her little one Gwenyth and of course Nate. God Bless you Alice and keep you going strong.

Davita said...

I have been following your blog through Nate's blog. It's great to read about you doing so well... Praying for you in Anchorage, Alaska!

TruePraise said...

So glad you are continuing to do well! Have been keeping up with Nates blog as well...she is in surgery now!

texasknights said...

Hi Alice! I have enjoyed keeping up with your new experiences. I am so happy for all you are doing. I have been reading your blog since your transplant but have not commented. Many blessings to you!

april said...

Tricia is having her transplant now!!!! you both are so very inspiring to me and will be to others facing a transplant.

noodle said...

Congratulations on winning best undiscovered blog!

I hope all goes well with the transplant.