Thursday, June 19, 2008

My sis is arriving tonight!!!!!!

Firstly, thank you to everyone who commented on my last post, it was really appreciated!!! I found the pic on someone's Facebook profile, and thought it's a truly South African way to 'ask' for comments, lol!!

So my sister, Chrislie, is landing tonight!!! She was only supposed to come next Friday, but my dad managed to change her ticket! I haven't seen her in quite a while, so I'm really excited! And we're going to be alone for 2 weeks, as my parents are going away in a week's time. It's going to be 2 weeks of FUN!!!

Yesterday Peter and I went to a place that does embroidering (hope that is the right way of saying/spelling it!) on clothing. We want lung transplant t-shirts... I ordered 2 gym-tops, and a jacket. On the front, in the left-hand corner I want "BECOME AN ORGAN DONOR", and on the back "LUNG TRANSPLANT SURVIVOR". I think that will be very cool, especially to wear in the gym!! People are going to ge falling off their treadmills when they read what's written on my top!!

Tomorrow is x-ray, lung function, blood, and check-up day again!!! At least the waiting (because it's normally a LONG wait...) won't be boring with Chrislie there.

Something sad... my grandfather's brother passed away yesterday. So we will be going to Pretoria again for the funeral on Saturday. I didn't know him very well, but have met him quite a couple of times, and he was also very supportive during my transplant. And I'm feeling bad for his wife. I remember going to their 50th wedding anniversary about 10 years ago. So Rest In Peace Oom Piet... looking forward to seeing some of my cousins who are coming up from PE for the funeral.


Anonymous said...

some more t-shirt ideas! sounds like a good one, would love to see the people, in the gym, reactions. Sorry to hear of your grandfathers brother. you must enjoy the 2 weeks with your sister!

exiting times


Carmen (in the Uk now) said...

T-shirt idea is BRILLIANT!!! Would love to see their faces!!!
Funerals are sad, but at least you get to see family.

Bree said...

I've been thinking of T-shirts too! i wanted to make one that said, "I survived lung disease" which i think is pretty good!!!!

Sorry to hear about your grandpas brother, loss is never easy regardless of your age. I am praying for them both!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice
Looking forward to meeting Chrislie tomorrow at Paul's. Had a great visit with Greg today. Showed him the CF News Letter from the Cape CF Foundation, your Mom told you about. Did she give you a copy? He read it and said you were a wonderful ambassador for "us" and indeed you are!!
My take on "funerals" is not to be sad, but to celebrate a life well lived. I've watched people cry at funerals. I've wondered if their tears aren't selfish perhaps? Are they crying for the person who's died or for their own loss?
I hope that when it's my turn I'll see people happy having a party to celebrate my life with them while I was on earth and that they wish me well as I go Home.
Nothing yet from the embroidery place, but I'll let you know ASAP.
Later, Peter Leid (CF Man)

Two blessings from above said...

Have a great time with your sister!
Praying that your appointment tomorrow turns out to be perfect.
Sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather's brother.
Take care and enjoy the next 2 weeks with your sister.

Anonymous said...

Hope Chrislie appreciates the "Flying" magazines as much as I know you do deep down! Seroiusly though Alice you are the only patient ever to liven up the consulting rooms with new magazines. VERY kind of you-thanks!! PGW

drained in sj said...

Read your post on cfhusband.... just poking around. Even though you post a blog to share, I still feel like I am being intrusive when I read. Isn't that odd? It was pleasant to hear that things are going amazingly well.
Best wishes.

Deron Arnold said...

Hi Alice,
Good luck at your appointment tomorrow.
I am a fellow CFer at the top of the transplant list and am encouraged to hear that things are going well for you.

Dragonfly said...

Love the Tshirt!!
Sorry to hear about your great uncle.

walkingbyfaith said...

I love the idea of the shirts!! :)

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather's brother. :( Praying for safe travels as you go to the funeral.

Have a lovely weekend!